Connie and Maddie’s Guatemalan School Project

Maddie and Connie


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Connie and granddaughter Maddie will be traveling to Guatemala in July 2014 to help build a school for children in the community of San Martin Jilotepeque. A mission trip was Maddie’s idea instead of a promised trip to Europe. This mission trip is part of the “Hug It Forward” ongoing program to help build “bottle schools” in the poorest communities throughout Guatemala.

As a result of their combined brilliance, compassion, and unbridled motivation to change lives, this organization has developed a method of construction that uses plastic bottles and non-biogradable trash as building blocks to fill the walls of their schools. In one effort they both clean up a community and create a safe environment in which to educate children. For more information, be sure to click on the YouTube video below.

We have already paid for our trip, but would like to contribute more than our time and effort, so we are trying to raise additional funds. We will be grateful for donations in any amount and 100% of your donations will go directly to “Hug It Forward” for “bottle schools”.

Thank you for considering this worthy charity,

– Connie and Maddie

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”
2. Mail the check to either Connie or Maddie:

Connie’s address:
834 Summer Bay Dr.
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Maddie’s address:
6504. Park Ln.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

It’s as easy as that. Once checks have been collected, Connie and Maddie will send the checks to Hug It Forward so they can support the construction of more schools.

Important Note: Hug It Forward is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization in the USA so your donation is tax deductible. Once the checks have been received by Hug It Forward, they will email a tax deductible receipt so please make sure Connie and/or Maddie have or already know your email address. Thank you!

How kids and communities come together to build bottle schools