Book now to reserve your spot on Nancy and Nick’s bottle school trip: June 8th-14th, 2023 ***Booking Options Below***

Nancy and I (Nick) were married in 2009, and had similar views on volunteering and giving back to our community. Also, we both loved to travel. In our travels, we realized that giving back should encompass larger issues and the global community.

Nancy’s sister, Susan, introduced us to the Hug It Forward program and people, and we have been enthusiatic supporters since our first trip. This will be our 4th trip with Hug It Forward, but the first as leaders.

 In 2017, we helped build a 3-room middle school in Xecoxol, near Tecpan.

When we returned to the village 4 years later, the changes in the community were significant. The school now had 6 rooms (including a computer lab), an electric water pump, and bathrooms.
The village had grown, at least in part due to the new school. 

We enjoyed the experience so much that we returned to help with another school (in Rosario Canajal) in 2018. After that visit, we resolved that we were interested in fund-raising for a school. In late 2019, we reached our goal, and in early 2021, we were able to travel to Guatemala and help to build this school (La Cumbre).

While the core of the group will be extended family (and some new friends), we would like you to join us in the summer of 2023. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Nick and Nancy


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 by PayPal, check or Zelle

Book today to reserve your spot on our bottle school trip from June 8-14, 2023.

The cost of the bottle school trip is $1,499 per person.

What does this include?

You can reserve your spot by paying a $750 non-refundable deposit by February 8th, 2023, and the balance ($749) payable in full by May 8th, 2023.

Please make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions before booking.

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Available booking options below…

Option 1: Mail us a check (fees do not apply)

  1. Mail a check payable to “Serve The World Today” to:
    Serve The World Today
    P.O. Box 366
    Krum, TX 76249
    • 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 ($1,499 per person, or $750 if you are just paying a deposit now)
    • Which trip the check is for
    • The name on the check

Option 2: Pay using Zelle – please check with your bank to see if they offer Zelle as an option for transferring money (fees do not apply)

  1. Log into your online banking
  2. Choose to transfer money using the “Zelle” option
  3. Enter our email address and the amount $1,499 (or $750 if you are just paying a deposit now)
  4. In the “Message” box, please enter which trip you are booking!
  5. Send us an email to telling us that payment has been sent via Zelle


Option 3: Paying by PayPal (fees apply)

Click the “Buy Now” button on the right to pay the $1,499 cost of your voluntourism trip (plus $52.81 in PayPal fees).


Please read the Terms and Conditions!

Have you read the Terms and Conditions? After reading the Terms and Conditions, please click the “Yes” button to view the booking options.

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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.