Book now to reserve your spot on Cedric Decory and Penny Popov’s bottle school trip: March 26th to April 1st, 2017

I’m so happy you’ve decided to explore the possibilities of a shared dream. A dream that not only comes true for us, but also for hundreds of children who long to have school facilities that are safe from the elements, nature, not made from cardboard and have floors that are not mud.

The outcome and self-satisfaction you will gain from this experience knowing you have given your best and allowed yourself to receive immense love, appreciation and unheard of hospitality from these children and their families is like no other you’ll ever experience.

I have experienced first-hand this satisfaction in my 2015 trip with Bottle Schools to the Village of Pachay to assist in building their school. Never before have I felt that safe, loved, cared for, and a part of something bigger than myself.

– Cedric Decory


My sister shared with me her adventures through Hug It Forward to Guatemala for 2 years before I actually had the opportunity to go myself, in June 2015. I was excited to go, but I was not prepared to be so touched by the kindness, hospitality, organization and love that emanated through every aspect of the trip.

The Mayan people celebrated our arrival with a program that included an ethnic dance by the children and pine needles on the ground that filled the air with the scent of pine, it was delightful and brought me to tears to think we were there to serve them and the table was turned as they welcomed us so enthusiastically. This set our minds and heart for the rest of our journey.

Helping to build the bottle schools entailed, painting, stuffing water bottles with trash, bending rebar, shoveling gravel and simple jobs that anyone can accomplish. The work was not hard, but fun when done in a group.

Are you passionate about helping the less fortunate? Do you value education? If so join in this adventure you will carry in your heart for a lifetime.

Love Love Love

– Penny Popov


How kids and communities build bottle schools

Some pictures from previous bottle school trips






Want to know more?

Visit the Hug It Forward web site to find out all about bottle schools.

Information about your trip

Please make sure you read all the information on this web site, including the Information section and the FAQ.

Book now by Paypal, or by check

Your bottle school trip costs $1,299 per person. What does this include?

You can reserve your spot by paying a $650 non-refundable deposit by January 1, 2017, with the balance ($649) payable in full by April 1, 2017.

Please make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions before booking.

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How to pay for your trip

There are several ways to pay for your bottle school trip. You can avoid paying fees if you choose Option 1 or Option 2. Choose Option 1 if you have a PayPal balance or if your bank account is linked to PayPal. If neither of these are the case, please choose Option 2 to avoid paying fees. If you want to use PayPal and don’t mind paying fees, please choose Option 3.

Option 1:Pay using Paypal’s “Send Money” feature”

  1. Log in to Paypal (
  2. Click the “Send Money” tab
  3. Enter our email address and the amount $1,299 (or $650 if you are just paying a deposit now)
  4. Before you click “Continue”, choose the “I’m sending money to family or friends” button. If you have a PayPal balance or your bank account is linked to PayPal, you will not have to pay fees. If neither of these are the case, please choose Option 2 or Option 3
  5. In the “Message” box on the following page, please enter which trip you are booking!
  6. That’s it! :)

Option 2:Mail us a check

  1. Mail a check payable to “Serve The World Today” to:
    Serve The World Today
    4600 Hampshire Dr.
    Flower Mound, TX 75028

    • Please write on the memo line of the check which trip you are attending
  2. Send us an email to – please tell us:
    • That you sent a check and what the amount was ($1,299 per person, or $650 if you are just paying a deposit now)
    • Which trip the check is for
    • The name on the check

Option 3: Paying by Paypal (this costs $39 in fees)

Click the “Buy Now” button on the right to pay the $1,299 cost of your voluntourism trip, plus $39 in Paypal fees.

Click the “Buy Now” button on the left to pay the $650 non-refundable deposit for your voluntourism trip.

Please read the Terms and Conditions!

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Fundraising for bottle schools

You might also like to fundraise for Hug It Forward bottle schools. Fundraising for bottle schools is optional – it is not a requirement of participating in a bottle school trip.

If you choose to fundraise, we suggest a $250 fundraising goal, but some people choose to do more or less than this. It’s really up to you – how much you think your friends and families can give, how creative you can be, and how much time you’re prepared to put into it.

See more information about fundraising.