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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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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