Book now to reserve your spot on Mary Alice Felder’s bottle school trip: November 30th – December 6th, 2017


Welcome to Mary Alice Felder’s Guatemalan Bottle School Trip!

Mary Alice Felder was a person who always led with her heart and was a friend to everyone she met. She was diagnosed with a rare and devastating type of cancer, and within a few short months was called home far too early. Even in the face of such a dire diagnosis, Mary adopted a positive, hope-and-love-filled treatment plan. She called her campaign LOVE IT, HEAL IT, BEAT IT. It embodied how she lived and how she bravely fought cancer.

Mary Alice was a person with big dreams. We, as her family and friends, see no reason for her leaving to be an end to those dreams. She wanted to raise money and travel to Guatemala to build a bottle school, and we want what she wanted. We all agreed that Mary would prefer a legacy of helping school children over flowers at her memorial service. LOVE IT, HEAL IT, BEAT IT doesn’t die with Mary Alice. It lives in all of us as a promise to her. Thank you, in advance, for helping us keep that promise.

With love and gratitude,

– Juliana de Bres and Jessie McNamara and Bethany Webster


How kids and communities build bottle schools

Some pictures from past 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 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 July 30th, 2017, with the balance ($649) payable in full by October 30th, 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.