Book now to reserve your spot on Michelle and Eric Epp’s bottle school trip: November 22-28, 2021. ***Booking options below***

Friends and family! Eric and Michelle Epp here this year we have teamed up with Serve the World Today to lead a voluntour trip to Guatemala! What’s a voluntour you ask? It’s a wonderful mash-up of exploring a new place and also volunteering some of your time to serve within a local community. We have been on two separate trips to Guatemala and absolutely loved our time there and this year we want you to join in on the fun!

Your days will be spent working in the villages of Guatemala assisting the community in constructing a school! You will be working alongside members of the community throughout the whole process. Every detail of the trip has been taken care of; we will have transportation from the airport and the worksites, access to clean drinking water, some of the best food you will ever taste, and exceptional leadership from a team of people who have dedicated their lives to the service of others! The work being done within these communities is empowering its citizens and having a generational impact!

Join us Thanksgiving week 2021!

– Michelle and Eric Epp

How kids and communities build bottle schools

Pictures from our 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 November 22-28, 2021.

The cost of the bottle school trip is $1,299 per person.

What does this include?

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. 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
    1204 13th St.
    Argyle, TX 76226
  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.