Book now to reserve your spot on Mike Robare’s bottle school trip: July 27 – August 2, 2017

I traveled to Guatemala for the first time early 2015 to “give back” as we often say. What happened next I will not be able to describe in this brief bio. Simply put, Guatemala snuck right up in me and lit a fire I did not realize was this strong. I wanted to give and give more! So I did, four trips last year and three on my calendar for this year.

I’m a Custom Home Builder in the Greater San Antonio TX market and had an instant connection with the construction team on the ground there. My passion for building is fueled in Guatemala with their passion to educate the future generations of Guatemalan children.

The ‘buy-in” factor of each village that earns a bottle school is amazing and so well deserved. I encourage you step out and join me and my family in Guatemala this year. We are making a difference of a lifetime in each village we serve.

I promise this will be a trip for you to cherish forever. Please feel free to call me directly to chat about the details if needed at 210-389-1106.

– Mike Robare


How kids and communities build bottle schools

Pictures from my 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 by Paypal, or by check

Book today to reserve your spot on my bottle school trip from July 27 – August 2, 2017.

Your bottle school trip will cost $1,199 for Rovia members or $1,299 for non-Rovia members. If you are interested in becoming a member of Rovia, ask Mike how.

What does the cost of the trip include?

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.

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 ($1,199 or $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. Do NOT choose the “I’m paying for goods or services” option as this will make us pay fees.
  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
  2. Send us an email to – please tell us:
    • That you sent a check and what the amount was ($1,199 or $1,299 per person)
    • Which trip the check is for
    • The name on the check

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.