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Lindsey's trip to Guatemala

Organized by: Lindsey Neveu

Lindsey's Photo
Lindsey's Photo

EVENT DATE Jan 15, 2015

THE STORY:

What is a bottle school? Bottle schools are built using tried and tested post and beam construction. The foundations, columns and beams are made from concrete reinforced with iron. the difference with traditional construction is that instead of cinder-blocks or bricks, the walls are made using "eco-bricks".
To make "eco-bricks", children in the village collect inorganic trash such as plastic bags, chip packets and polystyrene and stuff them into plastic bottles until they are hard like bricks. The eco-bricks are sandwiched in between chicken wire, and covered with cement to form the walls of the school.

Bottle schools are much cheaper to build than traditional schools, they clean up the environment, teach lessons about environmental sustainability, and involve the entire community in their construction, resulting in a sense of pride and ownership.

Please visit http://hugitforward.org/ to learn more!

The cost of the "voluntarism" trip offered through Serve the World Today is $1200 and my flight to Guatemala is $800. I am asking for help to raise these funds. Any additional donations will be donated to the Hug It Forward organization.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

$720

 

29% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Cari Arendt

    $20

  • Berkley Reece

    $50

  • Brian and Jackie Wilson

    $100

  • Ruby & Lucy Nass

    $100

  • Denny & Fran

    $100

  • Jessica

    $50

  • Jody, Patti, Lexi, Gabrielle and Cassie Arendt

    $50

  • Mark, Melissa, Tegan, & Baby Boy Neveu

    $100

  • Beth, Jon and Jose Jensen

    $50

  • SF Neveus

     

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Lindsey Neveu

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Donor Comments

SF Neveus

SF Neveus

Merry Christmas! This is something I would've done. Living vicariously through you so take a ton of photos! 3 years ago

Beth, Jon and Jose Jensen

Beth, Jon and Jose Jensen

DONATION: $50

In honor of Jose's birth country and in celebration of your commitment! 3 years ago

Mark, Melissa, Tegan, & Baby Boy Neveu

Mark, Melissa, Tegan, & Baby Boy Neveu

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jody, Patti, Lexi, Gabrielle and Cassie Arendt

Jody, Patti, Lexi, Gabrielle and Cassie Arendt

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jessica

Jessica

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Denny & Fran

Denny & Fran

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Ruby & Lucy Nass

Ruby & Lucy Nass

DONATION: $100

changing lives for children around the world! 4 years ago

Brian and Jackie Wilson

Brian and Jackie Wilson

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Berkley Reece

Berkley Reece

DONATION: $50

Love you auntie Lindsey! 4 years ago

Cari Arendt

Cari Arendt

DONATION: $20

What an amazing project! Best wishes!! 4 years ago

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