Book now to reserve your spot on the Meskwaki bottle school trip: March 17-23rd, 2014

If everyone gives, everyone gets.

During spring break of March 2014 a group of Meskwaki High School Seniors Class of 2014, along with other brave souls will embark upon an epic journey. You, the future leaders of our community will experience a glimpse of what life is like for another indigenous community. Our hopes are that each individual will see and understand what it means to come together as a community with little means (but much heart) to fulfill a dream of educating a new generation. Together we can carry the message that we are the result of a similar dream by our ancestors; proof that dreams do come true. It is also our hope that this trip will touch the hearts of our youth and make a positive impact on the communities we visit. May we see ourselves in each other and carry that blessing into our futures. Thank you for being here.

– Delinda “Oogie” Pushetonequa


Mixing sand together

A slideshow of our bottle school trip in February 2013

Some pictures from our bottle school trip in February 2013

Kids paint their own school Community gathering around Volunteers paint a new school


How kids and communities build bottle schools

Yes, there are bottles in there Loving community shows their support Group comes together



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 $1,195 per person. What does this include?

You can reserve your spot by paying a $595 non-refundable deposit by November 17th, 2013, with the balance ($600) payable in full by January 17th, 2014.

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 $1,195 (or $595 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
    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)
    • Which trip the check is for
    • The name on the check

Option 3: Paying by Paypal (this costs $36 in fees)

Click the “Buy Now” button on the right to pay the $1,195 cost of your voluntourism trip, plus $36 in Paypal fees.

Click the “Buy Now” button on the left to pay the $595 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.