Book now to reserve your spot on Jeanette and Ethan Evan’s bottle school trip: June 26th – July 2nd, 2014

In July 2012, Ethan and I took our first trip to Guatemala. This trip turned out to be so much more than we expected. We fell in love with this amazingly beautiful country and it’s people. They were so grateful for the efforts of everyone who came on this trip and it really was an incredible feeling to help build a school that will provide these children with a place to gather and learn for many years to come. We immediately knew that we would return to help Hug It Forward build more schools.

In June of 2013, we returned to Guatemala with 6 of our friends from our state and joined with 5 new friends from other parts of the country to help start the foundation of a new school and we also got to go back to visit one of the completed schools that we had helped to start the previous year. We loved sharing this adventure with these friends and, again knew that we would return to continue helping the wonderful people of Guatemala.
Ethan and I are leading a trip June 26 to July 2 and have a group of people started to come experience this adventure with us. We would like a group of at least 20 this year, so we are looking for more to join us. If you would like to do something that will make a difference to many and change your life in ways you can’t imagine, please come with us!

– Jeanette Evans

This is an amazing trip for anyone of all ages. However, it is a great learning experience for those younger adults to truly learn what it means to give back, to see a village of people that are grateful for the smallest things you do and to experience a culture worlds different then our own. I can’t think of a better way to spend a vacation then to give back to those who truly need it and to see a country with such beautiful history and culture.”

– Ethan Evans


Ethan and Jeanette Ethan and Jeanette

A slideshow of our bottle school trip in June 2013

Some pictures from our bottle school trip in June 2013

Ethan carrying cement Ethan carrying cement Group at the Mayan Ruins Group at the Mayan Ruins Group becoming family Group becoming family


How kids and communities build bottle schools

Friends Friends Connecting with the community Connecting with the community


Want to know more?

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

Information about your trip

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This bottle school trip costs $994.99 per person for Rovia members and $1,195 for non-Rovia members. What does this include?

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How to pay for your trip

If you are a Rovia DreamTrips member, click here to pay for your trip through the Rovia DreamTrips web site.

If you are not a DreamTrips member, please follow the instructions below.

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.

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Option 2:Mail us a check

  1. Mail a check payable to “Serve The World Today” to:
    Serve The World Today
    4307 1/2 Ocean Blvd
    San Diego
    CA 92109
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Option 3: Paying by Paypal (this costs $36 in fees)

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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.

To learn more about fundraising:
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