Book now to reserve your spot on Mallorie and Sam’s bottle school trip: July 25-31, 2016

About a year ago, a very good friend of ours came back from Guatemala with stories of adventure, and a whole lot of love. She shared that she had worked side by side with a community and kids in Guatemala to create schools out of bottles. Being teachers and explorers, we were eager to find out more and quickly booked a trip after looking at several Hug It Forward videos and pictures. We thought we would make an impact on kids, but we didn’t expect how much of an impact the kids AND the communities would make on us.

To say a Hug It Forward trip is incredible is an understatement. It’s something life altering. You look at things in a different way. You learn to appreciate what you have and more. You long to try new things. You become family with people who were once strangers only a few days before. You learn what love truly is.

From the moment we returned from Guatemala, we filled out the application to become leaders. We’re counting down the days to our return.

In Guatemala, you will work will have the opportunity of a lifetime to work with the kids and communities by helping them create a beautiful and safe place to learn and play. Building schools goes beyond learning for the kids. Bottle schools will impact Guatemala in a positive way generations down the road. You will be learning about the civil war, immigration, and Mayan culture from the beautiful people of Guatemala. You will take chances, make mistakes, and get MESSY and it will be the most fun you have ever had.

Mallorie and Sam




How kids and communities build bottle schools

Some pictures from our bottle school trip in November 2015








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 February 25th, 2016, with the balance ($649) payable in full by May 25th, 2016.

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
    626 Missouri St.
    San Diego
    CA 92109

    • 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.