Common Hope Sponsorpalooza2021-10-27T22:22:54+00:00
81 Students have been sponsored! Thank you for helping us reach our goal! 100

Help students persevere through the pandemic

September 15-October 15 Common Hope is celebrating Sponsorpalooza and Hispanic Heritage Month! We are on a mission to find sponsors for 75 trailblazing students. These students need your support now more than ever as they navigate remote learning and pandemic challenges.

Students in Guatemala face increasing barriers to education. Income, health, food insecurity, and access to technology are all factors affecting children’s ability to stay in school.

You can help! Become a sponsor and provide motivation and encouragement to a student. Join us and BE THE HOPE. 

Meet a student. Become their Sponsor.

Knowing that someone cares about your success and has confidence in you can be a game changer, especially as students end the 2021 school year during this difficult time.

Help now. Click on a student’s photo to become their sponsor.


Hi, my name is Marjorie Jimena. I am 4 years old and I live with my mom, dad, and little brother. I like learning, playing with my dolls, and helping my mom sell bread. Will you be my sponsor?


Hola, my name is Antony. I am 7 years old and just finishing 2nd grade. My older brother and I live with our mom in a town called New Hope. Our mom is a strong woman who we really look up to. She works as a police woman, and I am proud that she is my mom.


Hola! I am Sheyla Lorely, but everyone calls me Lorely. I am 10 years old and I live with my mom, dad, and two sisters. One of my sisters is my identical twin! This year we are in 3rd grade. I love my country for it’s beauty and food!


Hi, my name is Rafael and I just celebrated my 5th birthday on Sept 28th! I love chicken, and my mom made me the best chicken for my birthday meal. I loved celebrating with my 4 siblings and my parents.


Hi, my name is Dora. My birthday is on February 6th, and I am 10 years old. I am in 3rd grade, and I love to read and do math. I have an older brother and a younger sister and I love to visit the local markets and walk around our town with them!


Hola! My name is Edwar. I live with my mom, dad, and my four sisters in a town just outside of Guatemala City. This year I am in 6th grade. I love my country because of all the wonderful traditions we have as well as all of the beautiful places there are to visit- it is incomparable!


Hola! I am Adriana. I am 8 years old and I am in 2nd grade. I come from a big family, and I am the youngest. I feel lucky to have 3 older sisters and an older brother to look up to. They also help me with my studies when I don’t understand something!


Hola, I’m Diego. I am 10 years old and just finishing 4th grade. I live in a small town outside of Antigua with my parents and my two sisters- I am the middle. I love Guatemala for the nature we still have.


Hi, my name is Angel. I am 8 years old and this year I was in 2nd grade. I live with my mom, dad, and two siblings- I am the middle child. I love the culture and traditions of my country!


Hola, my name is Nataly. I am 13 years old and just finishing 6th grade. I live with my mom, dad, and my 3 siblings. I love Guatemala for the landscapes, traditions and foods. My dad is a gardener and has taught us to appreciate nature.


Hello! My name is Ian. I am 9 years old and in 3rd grade this year. I live with my parents and my little brother in Antigua. To me, Guatemala is a beautiful place to live. I love the colors, the famous cities, and the colonial places!


Hola, I am Sheyla Mirella. I am 10 years old and Lorely is my twin sister! I am in 3rd grade and love school and spending time with my family. I also love Guatemala for the culture, traditions, and it’s beauty!

Be the person who changes a life.

Small acts of generosity and kindness have a ripple effect. Even after 19 years, Edwin still carries the names of his sponsors in his wallet. Even if you’ve seen Edwin’s story before, your hope will be restored. Watch now.

Ways to Get Involved This Month

Sponsoring a student this month is an extremely impactful way to make a difference, but if sponsoring isn’t for you (or if you’re already a sponsor) there are other great ways to get involved and to celebrate Sponsorpalooza and Hispanic Heritage Month.

What is Sponsorpalooza?

Started in 2016, Sponsorpalooza is a month-long campaign in September dedicated to honoring those who already sponsor and to finding new sponsors to BE THE HOPE! 

In Guatemala, over half the population lives in poverty and 25% live on less than $2/day. Only 18.6% of Guatemalan students graduate from high school. Now, with the devastating economic impact of COVID-19, families are facing new levels of food insecurity and strained physical, emotional, and educational health. Imagine living like this during a crisis.

 There is hope. Sponsors and supporters give HOPE to students in need and motivate them to keep learning during the uncertainty and unknowns of navigating through COVID-19.

It is Common Hope’s goal to connect students directly with a sponsor. When you become a sponsor, you change lives. Not only by providing financial support for tuition, books, uniforms, and school supplies, but more importantly, by providing motivation and hope on their path to end the cycle of poverty. 

When you sponsor a Common Hope student, you aren’t just sponsoring “a child in Guatemala.” Common Hope helps you build a personal relationship with José, or Lizbeth, or Andrés and their family. You will see your sponsored student grow and witness their success firsthand.

Sponsorpalooza Events

From corporate volunteer events, to faith community mission moments, to Culture & Coffee presentations––Sponsorpalooza is being celebrated near and far. Check out upcoming events and get yours scheduled today!

october, 2021

03oct9:00 am12:00 pmFirst Congo Western Springs- Common Hope Table

03oct10:00 am10:00 amRobbinsdale Parkway UCC- Common Hope Sunday

05oct10:30 am10:30 amColumbine United Church, CO Faith Forum

06oct11:00 am12:00 pmToro Virtual Letter Translation Event

06oct5:30 pm7:30 pmSponsorpalooza Letter Translation Volunteer Event

08oct11:30 am1:00 pm3M Walk for Hope Final Mile Event

09oct9:00 am11:00 amSponsorpalooza Letter Translation Volunteer Event

10oct8:15 am12:30 pmWhite Bear Lake United Methodist Church- Common Hope Sunday

10oct8:30 am12:00 pmFaith Lutheran Waconia- Common Hope Sunday

10oct9:00 am12:00 pmSt. Joan of Arch- Common Hope Sunday

12oct9:00 am10:00 amRSM Hola Coffee and Culture

12oct7:00 pm8:00 pmAmy's Be The Hope- Virtual Happy Hour

13oct12:30 pm1:30 pmRSM HOLA Global Letter Translation Event

13oct6:00 pm6:00 pmFaith Lutheran Waconia- Common Hope No Worry Wednesday

14oct4:00 pm6:00 pmAbe Tech Gift Hope Project

19oct10:30 am11:30 pmBSC HOLA Virtual Letter Translation Event

26oct3:30 pm4:30 pmMAST Academy Spanish Honor Society Virtual Letter Translation Event

27oct10:00 am11:00 pmRSM Charlotte Virtual Gift Hope Project

28oct1:00 pm2:00 pmTarget HBC Virtual Letter Translation Event