Team Unity Bottle School Fundraiser

How kids and communities come together to build bottle schools

Thanks for visiting our fundraising page!

Dear Friends,

Hug It Forward is a multicultural organization operating at the grassroots level in the region of Latin America, with an emphasis in Guatemala. Hug It Forward facilitates education and awareness around improved trash management methods via the construction of bottle classrooms.

Bottle classrooms are constructed using eco-bricks, which are plastic bottles stuffed with inorganic trash. During the project process, entire communities come together to build a more environmentally responsible educational space for their future.

The bottle classrooms are built using the established method of post-and-beam construction. The foundations, columns and beams are made from concrete reinforced with rebar. Unlike cinder-blocks which are not very environmentally responsible, we use eco-bricks in our constructions. As a result, the projects are much cheaper to build when compared to the more traditional building methods and materials, they work to clean up the environment, provide the space for real discussion about local environmental obstacles, and involve the entire community in their construction, resulting in a sense of pride and ownership.

Hug It Forward visualizes a world in which all children have the opportunity to get an education and create a better life for themselves, their families and where people do not mindlessly throw things away. Please help us make this goal become a reality!

Team Unity

If you would like to support Hug It Forward, please follow these steps:


1. Write a check in the amount you’d like to donate and make the check payable to “Hug It Forward”. Please make sure you state in the memo line of the check that your donation is to support “Team Unity”.


2. Mail the check to Hug It Forward at:


1204 13th St.
Argyle, TX 76226




1. You can make your donation through PayPal by clicking the button below. If you choose this option, please make sure to provide a note in PayPal that your donation is for “Team Unity”.

Important Note: Hug It Forward is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization in the USA and your donation is tax deductible. Once the checks have been received by Hug It Forward, they will email a tax deductible receipt to you. Thank you!