Hope’s In Style Prepares For Popular Fashion Show This Weekend

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On February 15, 2016
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    “Hope’s In Style is a student run fundraiser that has raised funds to build homes and provide medical help and donations to people living in the garbage dump area in Guatemala City. Founded by Barrington high school 2014 graduates, Courtney & Ashley Quigley while they were juniors at BHS, Hope’s In Style mission created a movement that has engaged people from all over 60010 to get involved. Hope’s In Style has developed into a 501c3 HOPE’S IN. “After being a stylist for the 2014 Hope’s In Style Fashion Show, I decided to go on the trip and see the garbage dump communities myself. This trip changed my life in numerous ways but most importantly, […]
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Hope’s In Style Announces 4th Annual Fashion Show

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On January 18, 2016
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This past August over two groups of over 75 humanitarians and Barrington residents traveled down to the heart of the Guatemala City garbage dump communities to change the lives of 8 special families. These families face incredible challenges daily as they live on the outskirts of Latin America’s largest landfill. The residents of this area live in homes made from items they have claimed from the dump. A majority of the homes are made from corrugated metal and bed sheets for doors. Aside from the health problems caused by the unsanitary conditions, many have been victims of violent crimes as well. For three years the local Barrington non-profit Hope’s In […]
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HOPE’S IN Brings Hope to The People of the Guatemala City Dump Communities

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On August 19, 2015
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Over the course of the first two weeks of August, Hope’s In led a total of 77 volunteers to serve in the Guatemala City garbage dump communities through the partnership with the local host organization, Potter’s House Association. These volunteers went to Guatemala City to bring hope to some of the 11,000 people living in the surrounding dump communities. During our trip we built eight cinder block homes, hosted two weeks of medical clinics through out the communities that brought much needed medical help to nearly 600 people. We also hosted soccer and dance camps for over 125 children living in these communities. Though these numbers give a quantitative look into the impact […]
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64. VIDEO: Hope’s in Style Student Fashion Show Raises Record Funds for Guatemala City Families

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On March 12, 2015
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The Barrington High School Students behind this week’s third annual Hope’s in Style fashion show fundraiser raised a record $43,306 which will enable them to build six new homes this summer for families who live and work in and around Guatemala City’s garbage dump. Sunday’s show at the Stonegate Banquet and Conference Center featured over fifty student models, sylists and volunteers, drawing an audience of more than 300 guests.  365Barrington TV reporter Tommy Derken talked with the crowd and shares more about the cause. Click here to read full article.
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Hope’s in Style-Wool Street Event Raises Almost $15,000

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On October 27, 2014
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Hope’s in Style, founded & championed by local teenager Courtney Quigley and her family, raises money and awareness to support Potter’s House Association build houses for families in the communities in and around the Guatemala City Garbage Dump. Michael Stathakis, so moved from his volunteer experience last August, reached out to his friends to help, which became a fundraising event this past week. Over 13,000 people in Guatemala City live in communities surrounding the Garbage Dump. These people build their houses out of scraps of garbage and many survive on the food they find in the trash as well. Hope’s in Style has raised funds to build five family homes […]
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New Beginnings and Hope For Three Beautiful Families

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On August 12, 2014
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After a week of hard work, and well, heart work it was time for our team to say goodbye to Potter’s House and all the Treasures. However, not before giving away three new, beautiful homes. Each home was given to a family that had waited for that refuge for years. These home owners had lived in the garbage dump communities for a large quantity of their lives and this was most likely the first time they had plumbing and running water in their own home. This was the first house with a front door that locked, windows that slid open, and a roof that didn’t allow rain to fall onto […]
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Barrington teens help kids in Guatemala

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On February 20, 2014
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From inspiring fellow students to engage in service to giving new homes to poor families in Guatemala, two Barrington sisters have been spreading a lot of good around the world lately. Twins Courtney and Ashley Quigley, 17, seniors at Barrington High School, are the organizers of “Hope’s in Style,” a student-led fashion show to raise for Potter’s House Association International, a Christian nonprofit based in Guatemala. The second annual edition of the show takes place March 1. Read Full Article
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Hopes in Style picks 2014 Stylists for Show

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On January 18, 2014
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Taking place March 1st 2014, Hopes in Style will host their second annual fashion show. The fashion show will feature Barrington High School’s very own designers and student models. The audience will vote for their favorites. Ashley and Courtney Quigley, founders of Hopes in Style, met with the stylists chosen to help get them started in preperation of the show. All proceeds will go towards building homes for families who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump. Read about the trip last summer to build the houses from Ryan Horak HERE. Read full article here. 
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246. Good Works: Potter’s House Leaders Bring Stories of Hope to Barrington

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On October 5, 2013
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  It’s a busy weekend for Barrington High School senior, Courtney Quigley!  Not only is she this year’s BHS Homecoming Queen, the organization she founded, Hope’s in Style, is hosting a special event in Barrington tomorrow to introduce guests to the leaders of Potter’s House International who are in town from Guatemala. Potter’s House is the organization Courtney has spent the past few summers helping in their mission to assist and find homes for families and children living in Guatemala City’s garbage dump. They will share their story and show you how Potter’s House is changing the lives of, not only the garbage dump’s residents, but also their volunteers like Courtney […]
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27. Students Host Fashion Fundraiser for Guatemalan Family

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On February 19, 2013
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If you’ve been reading our posts here at 365Barrington.com for a while, you know we love to write about upcoming events and the people behind the many things to do in Barrington.  Today, we’re taking a new approach.  In a new series called Good Works, we’ll be inviting guest writers to share posts about people helping others and ways we can get involved. Our first guest post is from a Barrington High School Junior named Courtney Quigley.  We asked Courtney to share, in her own words, the experience that motivated her to organize a fashion show fundraiser in Barrington this weekend.  The purpose of the event is to help build a home […]
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