Book now to reserve your spot on Kim Franklin’s bottle school trip: June 22-28, 2017

I have always wanted to do a volunteer trip or mission trip to a foreign country so I may volunteer my time in helping communities achieve success! In February 2016 I had the opportunity to do so and the experience was beyond my expectations. I would classify this volunteer trip as the most fulfilling and most memorable trips I have experienced in my life.

For one week I was able to help build “bottle schools” in Guatemala through the “Hug It Forward” organization. I will admit that I was afraid of leaving the country and fearful of what I might see. But after hearing about my friends’ experiences and with prayer I realized that this is something I must try. Given this opportunity in February has opened my eyes, my heart and my mind to understand the struggles that others have in other countries. It made me realize how fortunate I am and how I need to appreciate every moment in my life.

Besides building a “bottle school”, volunteers get to experience the everyday life of the people in Guatemala and fully experience the culture. The communities are filled with loving, caring and a fun group of people who want to improve the community and the education of their children.
I ask you to consider opening your heart to participate with me June 22-28 2017. Feel free to call me at 515.681.9645 or email me at

Thank you,

Kim Franklin

KL #5

How kids and communities build bottle schools

Pictures from previous bottle school trips

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KL #2


KL #4

KL #6


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 December 22nd, 2016, with the balance ($649) payable in full by April 22nd, 2017.

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


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!

Have you read the Terms and Conditions?

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.