6th Annual Hopes In Style Brought Founder & Community Members of All Ages Together to Bring Hope to Guatemala City’s Poorest Community

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On March 5, 2018
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  “The 6th annual Hope’s In Style celebrated the return of founder Courtney Quigley McGovern and the many people who have been touched by their involvement in the organization. Graduating early from New York University, McGovern came back to take on the role of Executive Director of Hopes In. The organization she founded after became close to a girl she met while on a mission trip with Potter’s House, an organization that helps those living in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump. She returned home that summer hoping to build a home for the girl and her family. Courtney and her sister Ashley organized the first Hope’s In Style in 2012. […]
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Wonder Women

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On March 5, 2018
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“If there were a modern-day poster girl for Barrington Junior Women’s Club (BJWC) and the profound impact the nonprofit organization has had on our community over the last eight decades, it might be Courtney Quigley. The Barrington native and winner of the BJWC’s 2014 Janice Clarke Presidential Scholarship says she has benefited from BJWC-sponsored programs and initiatives all her life. “Whether I knew it or not, I have been touched by BJWC since I was a little girl. Yes, I am a proud graduate of Safety Town!” laughs Quigley, who used her $6,000 scholarship to go on to New York University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nonprofit organization […]
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Hope’s In Style Raises Funds to Build 10 Homes in the Guatemala Garbage Dump

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On March 19, 2017
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“Local High School students poured into Stonegate Banquet & Conference Center last Sunday eager to support their friends modeling or responsible for styling this year’s 5th Annual Hope’s In Style Fashion Show. Started by Courtney & Ashley Quigley when they were students at Barrington High School, the show continues to be one of the most popular charitable events drawing teens. This year over 300 people of all ages filled the seats around the runway. The theme ‘Picture This’, featured fashions inspired by photos from the area around the Guatemala City Garbage Dump, which is the area the proceeds go towards.” Read full article here.  Photo courtesy of LIVING60010.
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March’s Featured Nonprofit | Hope’s In Style Sets New Goal for 5th Annual Student Fashion Show Fundraiser

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On March 5, 2017
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  “Barrington High School students planning Sunday’s 5th annual Hope’s in Style Fashion Show aim to raise $75,000 to build ten more homes in Guatemala City this summer. Featuring student stylists and models, the March 12th event could help volunteers raise enough funds to bring the total number of homes built by Hope’s In to thirty-two in the past five years. To help them reach their goal, we’re highlighting Hope’s In as our featured nonprofit of the month for March here at 365Barrington.com.”   Read full article here. 
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A Local Charity Has Been Making a Big Impact on Families & Children in Guatemala

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On November 10, 2016
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  “Hope’s In is a locally founded charitable organization that partners with Potter’s House to raise money in order to build houses and provide help for families in the Garbage Dump Communities of Guatemala City. Mandy and Laura, Potter’s House representatives from Guatemala, were visiting Barrington a few weeks ago. Having traveled to Guatemala with Hope’s In last summer, I was excited to interview them about the work they do in the communities surrounding the Garbage Dump and the impact locally founded Hope’s In has had on their work. Sarika Bhuva: What is Potter’s House role in the Garbage Dump Communities? “Our role is to provide development opportunities for the […]
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4 “Community Catalysts” to Speak at TEDx Barrington Area Library

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On October 3, 2016
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“Have you heard about TED, the nonprofit, global phenomenon devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading? Its goal is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation. A TEDx event is a local version of TED – a community-planned series of conversations designed to energize and inspire. The Barrington Area Library is proud to welcome you to its second TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event, featuring four powerful community catalysts.” Photo courtesy of 365 Barrington. Read full article here.
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Hope’s In Annual Trip Engages New Participants & Types of Help For Those in Guatemala’s Garbage Dump Community

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On July 16, 2016
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“We are about two weeks away from the two weeks that we will serve within the Guatemala City Garbage Dump communities! The Hope’s In family is excited about moving forward with the preparation and packing that is to come during this short time frame. With a total of four different doctors, the medical team will serve to provide care and medicine to the communities closest to the dump. Joining the medical team in their efforts to create a healthier community, Hope’s In is partnering with VOSH who is bringing a team of eye doctors. VOSH will provide eye exams for members of the community and bring down eyewear and other supplies. With the expertise of both […]
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Gianna Keuer’s Birthday HOPE

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On May 21, 2016
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“Hope’s In is a non-profit organization that raises money to build safe shelters for families in desperate need of a stable home. One house costs between $5,500-$7,500 to construct. Gianna’s birthday goal was to raise $500 for material costs for one house, which friends and family have generously helped her surpass. Gianna’s mom, Courtney Keuer, said that Gianna has done this before after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010. “Gianna felt sad that all these kids’ toys and books were destroyed and she wanted to send them her toys. We decided that instead of getting new toys for her 4th birthday, we would raise money for the kids in […]
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BHS Alumni Brings a New Level of Hope to Guatemala

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 23, 2016
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“Barrington High School Alumni might recognize Alexandra or remember her sister Natalie from the Class of 2004, or brother Paul from the Class of 2010. Growing up in the Fox Point neighborhood, Alexandra was recognized by old neighbors as we sat enjoying our coffee. Dr. Alexandra Troy’s youthful appearance is deceiving. She is an accomplished medical professional ready to start sharing her talent with individuals who lack basic medical care in the Guatemala City garbage dump community through Hope’s In…” Photo courtesy of Living60010. Read full article here.
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HOPE’S IN Launches New Scholarship Program to Give Students an Experience of a Lifetime

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 16, 2016
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“A HOPE’S IN volunteer once said: “What happens in Guatemala certainly does not stay in Guatemala.” He was referring to the sense of empowerment and compassion that had penetrated his heart and led him to believe that he is capable of making an impact. That’s the effect serving others has on people, that’s the effect HOPE’S IN believes will shape the next generation of humanitarian leaders. It is because of this belief that HOPE’S IN has now created a new set of programs to empower every person to attend their summer trips! The HOPE’S IN Scholarship program launched this week, along with the new Hope Works program. Both of which are supplements to their […]
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