Book now to reserve your spot on John Harris’ bottle school trip: February 10-16, 2022 ***Booking options below***

Hi Everyone!

This will be my third year working with Hug It Forward and helping build Schools in Guatemala. Each time I visit Guatemala I fall more in love with the people, the experience, and the Vision and Mission of the Hug It Forward Organization. Their Vision is to build 10,000 Schools in their country. And I am totally committed to making that happen with the rest of my life.

My motivation initially for being involved in the Mission was to help assist the Children, Parents, Teachers, and Leaders in those rural communities furthering their education by providing sustainable classrooms. However, what I didn’t anticipate was that they in turn blessed me with their warmth, benevolence, acceptance, and loving kindness towards me and my friends. The great people of Guatemala have a sense of family and community that I have never seen before. And it’s genuine and authentic. This has led me to feel compelled to share this experience with others from the United States. That’s why I am leading a group of volunteers next year, February, 2022 to Guatemala.

Please take the time to come join us and immerse yourself in the culture, food, fun, and fulfillment of giving back to others in this wonderful country. I promise you that when you return home, you won’t be the same person.

Best regards,

– John N. Harris



How kids and communities build bottle schools

Pictures from my 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

Book today to reserve your spot on our bottle school trip from February 10-16, 2022.The cost of the bottle school trip is $1,299 per person.

What does this include?

You can reserve your spot by paying a $650 non-refundable deposit by October 10th, 2021, with the balance ($649) payable in full by January 10th, 2022.

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 per person)
  4. Before you click “Continue”, choose the “I’m sending money to family or friends” button – you may have to scroll up to see this option. 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.
  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
    P.O. Box 366
    Krum, TX 76249
  2. Send us an email to – please tell us:
    • That you sent a check and what the amount was
    • Which trip the check is for
    • The name on the check

Option 3: Paying by Paypal (this costs $47.50 in fees)

Click the “Buy Now” button on the right to pay the $1,299 cost of your voluntourism trip, plus $47.50 in Paypal fees.

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.