Book now to reserve your spot on Jeanette & Ethan Evans’ bottle school trip: June 24-30, 2013

One of my goals for 2012 was to help raise funds for Hug It Forward to go towards helping to build bottle schools in Guatemala. We got started with our local high school and communities and ended up raising $8,000 to give to this incredible organization. Through that whole process, I realized that I needed to go on a voluntourism trip to Guatemala to help be part of the building process and learn more about the Guatemalan people and their culture.

I was fortunate enough to take the trip with my son, Ethan and 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 are so grateful for the efforts of everyone who came on this trip and it really is such an incredible feeling to help build a space that will provide these children with a place to gather and learn for years to come.

Ethan and I are leading a trip June 24 – 30 and have a group of people started to come experience this adventure with us. If you would like to do something that will make a difference to many and change your life, please come with us!

Jeanette & Ethan Evans

A video of our bottle school trip in July 2012

Some photos from our trip in July 2012

How kids and communities build bottle schools

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 on the Rovia DreamTrips web site, by Paypal or by check

Book today to reserve your spot on our bottle school trip from June 24 to June 30, 2013.

Your spot on the bottle school trip costs $994.99 per person for Rovia members, or $1195 for people who are not members of Rovia. What does this include?

If you like, you can pay for your trip in two installments. Pay half now as a non-refundable deposit, and the balance in full two months before departure.

Before booking, please make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions.

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How to pay for your trip

If you are a Rovia DreamTrips member, you can reserve your spot on our trip by booking today on the Rovia DreamTrips web site.

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

You can pay for your trip using the Paypal “buy now” button below. However, if you do that, we get charged $30 in Paypal fees. It’s much better if you can either pay using Paypal’s “Send Money” feature (see below), or if you mail us a check. This way you save $30.

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 ($1,195, or $595 if you are just paying a deposit now).
  4. Before you click “Continue”, click the “Personal” tab and click the “Other” button. This ensures that neither you nor we pay any fees on the transaction 🙂
  5. In the “Message” box on the following page, please enter that you are booking the “Jeanette & Ethan Evans – June 2013” trip.
  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
    4307 1/2 Ocean Blvd
    San Diego
    CA 92109
  2. Send us an email to – please tell us:
    • That you sent a check and what the amount was ($1,195 per person, or $595 if you are just paying a deposit now)
    • That the check was for the “Jeanette & Ethan Evans – June 2013” trip.
    • The name on the check

Option 3: Paying by Paypal (this costs $30 in fees)

Click the “Buy Now” button on the right to pay the $1,195 cost of your voluntourism trip, plus $30 in fees

Click the “Buy Now” button on the left to pay the $595 non-refundable deposit for your voluntourism trip, plus $15 in fees.

Please read the Terms and Conditions!

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Fundraising for bottle schools

To participate in this trip, we also ask that you fundraise for Hug It Forward bottle schools. We suggest a $250 fundraising goal, but some people choose to do more or less than this.

See more information about fundraising.