Hope’s in Style-Wool Street Event Raises Almost $15,000

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

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

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

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

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

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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Barrington Area Teens Fundraise for Family in Guatemala: “Hope’s In Style” Fashion Show on February 24

Barrington Area Teens Fundraise for Family in Guatemala: “Hope’s In Style” Fashion Show on February 24

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On February 1, 2013
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  Fashion and compassion will work hand-in-hand on February 24, 1- 4 p.m., when Barrington High School students present a charity fashion show called “Hope’s In Style” at the Garlands Center for The Performing Arts, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, Ill. All proceeds from the event will go to Potter’s House Association to build a house for 8-year-old Monica Morales and her seven family members who are currently living in squalor conditions at the Guatemala City garbage dump in Guatemala. The idea for this event was born when Barrington High School junior Courtney Quigley, interned for a month in Guatemala with Potter’s House, an organization that helps more than 11,000 people currently living in […]
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Hope’s in Style hosted Potter’s House leadership from Guatemala

Hope’s in Style hosted Potter’s House leadership from Guatemala

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On January 9, 2013
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Hope’s in Style, the local organization that supports the Potter’s House effort in Guatemala, hosted an event last Sunday at the Garland’s. Potter’s House co-founder Gladys Guitz and President Edgar Guitz were there to present the organization to those who are unaware of what they do and whom they serve. They also took part in thanking the local efforts of volunteers from this area. For information regarding Potter’s House go to Pottershouse.org. Teens that were on the trip last summer were part of a panel discussing their experiences and how the trip changed the way they look at themselves and life. Over 100 people attended the reception and presentation. New […]
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