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Crowdfunder: High-schoolers strive to raise money for Guatemalan children’s home

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Campaign: Children’s Home in Guatemala

Ten years ago, Shorewood High School (SHS) and Hogares Santa Maria de Guadalupe, a children’s home in Guatemala, started a special relationship.

HOGARES SANTA MARIA DE GUADALUPE is a children’s home in the indigenous (Kachiquel Maya) town of Santa Apolonia, in rural Guatemala. The children’s home houses 55 children who are cared for by the home administrators and housemothers.

In most cases, each child has a living parent who is unable to care for him/her. The children attend local schools through high school.

Each year in June, Shorewood High School students have the unique opportunity to travel to Hogares for 10 days. The SHS students eat, sleep and play with the children at the home, building friendships that, for many, continue even after their stay has ended.

This experience has made a significant impact on how these student travelers view themselves, their country, and the world around them.

“Hogares” in Spanish means “homes.” As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our relationship with Hogares, we are eager to raise at least $10,000 to support the place that many of us now consider to be our home away from home.

All funds raised from this campaign go to Hogares Santa Maria de Guadalupe, the children’s home in Guatemala. SHS travelers are responsible for all of their own travel expenses

The campaign’s goal is $10,000 and ends on March27.

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