Hope’s In Style to Celebrate “A Decade of Hope” with 10th Annual Student Fashion Show Fundraiser

Hope’s In Style to Celebrate “A Decade of Hope” with 10th Annual Student Fashion Show Fundraiser

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 19, 2022
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“One of our nonprofits on the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) platform is celebrating a milestone this year! Hope’s In is hosting the 10th annual Hope’s In Style student-run fashion show fundraiser featuring local models & styles to build homes for families living in Guatemala City’s garbage dump communities. Tickets are available for you to attend the fashion show from 1-3pm this Sunday, April 24th at Avante Banquets in Fox River Grove. Ten years ago Hope’s In Style was planned as a single event to raise funds for one home at the Potter’s House in Guatemala. Since its initial year, the organization has grown into an official 501(c)3 organization. The first show was held at the […]
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Country Vs. Town: April 2022

Country Vs. Town: April 2022

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 1, 2022
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“Courtney McGovern was born and raised in Barrington and is a proud Barrington High School alumna. Throughout her upbringing she was highly impacted by the service opportunities afforded to her by various nonprofits like the Special Olympics, GiGi’s Playhouse, and Kids Around the World. During her junior year at BHS she and her twin sister, Ashley Quigley, co-founded a nonprofit called Hope’s In whose mission is to empower families living in Guatemala and help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. Their 10th annual fashion show fundraiser, “Hope’s in Style,” is this month (see editor’s note for details). Upon her graduation from New York University, Courtney returned to Chicago to work […]
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Hope’s in Style: 10 Years of Impact

Hope’s in Style: 10 Years of Impact

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On March 28, 2022
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Post written by Lauren F., HOPE’S INtern Hope is ready to be spread on the runway! Join us on April 24th at Avante Banquet Hall and Conference Center for HOPE’S IN 10th Annual Fashion Show fundraiser, Hope’s In Style. This year’s theme is a special 10 year anniversary edition, incorporating all the themes from the past Hope’s In Style events. Hope’s In Style is an ubeat, creative, and interactive event that is suitable for all age groups. The event involves over sixty student volunteers from District 220 and beyond, the majority of which volunteer their time as stylist and model teams to create fun, fashionable looks to showcase on the […]
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Hope’s In Style Brings Barrington Students Face-to-Face with Guatemalan Families in Need

Hope’s In Style Brings Barrington Students Face-to-Face with Guatemalan Families in Need

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 8, 2021
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“Saint Anne Parish School 8th grader, Finn Karam is one of hundreds of young Barrington volunteers who have joined Hope’s In’s summer service trips to build homes for families living in poverty surrounding Guatemala City’s garbage dump. Founded by twin sisters and Barrington High School alums, Courtney McGovern and Ashley Quigley, Hope’s In’s 9th annual Hope’s in Style fashion show fundraiser is coming up this Sunday. The first Hope’s In Style fashion show took place in February of 2013. The goal was to raise enough money to build a single cinderblock house for one girl’s family living in a shack surrounded by garbage. Now in its 9th year, the Hope’s In Style fashion […]
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Nonprofit Highlight: HOPE’S IN

Nonprofit Highlight: HOPE’S IN

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 3, 2021
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“Below is Barrington Area Volunteer Connection’s fourth installment of their new profile program, highlighting non-profits using BAVC for their volunteering needs. Keep reading for the profile of HOPE’S IN.Interview with Courtney Q. McGovern – Executive Director | HOPE’S IN What do you feel is the most important benefit your organization provides to the community?I feel that HOPE’S IN truly offers an avenue for the Barrington community to strengthen their perspective on a global narrative of empowerment. Also, we give students the opportunity to lead boldly and gain really important skills to become dynamic humanitarian leaders. In other words, we don’t just ask them to share a post on social media […]
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HOPE’S IN Team Steps Up Locally & Globally During COVID-19 Pandemic

HOPE’S IN Team Steps Up Locally & Globally During COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On June 30, 2020
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“Just a week after their 8th annual fashion show fundraiser, Hope’s in Style, and days before a team was scheduled to build a home in Guatemala City, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The events following would completely change how Spring and Summer would look at HOPE’S IN, a local nonprofit whose mission is to empower families living in Guatemala City and help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. Canceled events and in-person meetings with students, not bringing their usual seventy-five person team to Guatemala for the first summer in seven years, and the knowledge of how the pandemic could devastate the communities they work alongside in Guatemala City quickly beckoned […]
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“Dr. Shankar Improves Health and Homes in Guatemala”

“Dr. Shankar Improves Health and Homes in Guatemala”

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On February 7, 2020
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“Shelter and access to medical care are basic necessities that are often in short supply in Guatemala. When Pediatric Hospitalist Lavanya Shankar, MD, learned of an opportunity to volunteer at medical clinic and build houses around Guatemala City with her teenage daughter, Sanjana, she jumped at the chance.   “I’ve always wanted to get involved in global health to help others in need,” says Dr. Shankar. “I’m getting a graduate degree in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, and it goes hand-in-hand with this effort.” I also want to teach the next generation what the world is about and to help them recognize they have so much to offer.”   Last August, Dr. Shankar, […]
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“Tea With Me”

“Tea With Me”

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On February 6, 2020
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“HOPE’S IN, founded by Courtney McGovern, hosted an elegant tea party to celebrate the bond between mother (and grandmother, aunt, sister, and other role models) and daughter. Guests donned fascinators, floral dresses, and smiles during the sold-out event. Funds raised during the memorable event will be used by HOPE’S IN to empower families living in Guatemala City and help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. hopesin.org“ Read full article here.
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“Hope’s In Mother Daughter “Tea With Me” for Families in Guatemala City”

“Hope’s In Mother Daughter “Tea With Me” for Families in Guatemala City”

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On November 13, 2019
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“Tea, sweet treats and light hors d’oeuvres are on the menu for the Hope’s In Tea With Me fundraiser coming up from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, November 23rd. It’s the perfect excuse to dress up and enjoy a fun afternoon as mother and daughter at Barrington’s White House! Proceeds from this event will support HOPE’S IN’s impact. Their mission is to empower families living in Guatemala City as well as help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. Click here to learn…” Read Full Article Here.
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