Garden of Hope Classroom

$7,528 of $10,600 goal

Raised by 77 people in 5 months
The Garden of Hope is a community permaculture garden  in Jocotenango, Guatemala providing children and youth with a space to connect with nature, foster joy, and develop life skills.
Our space and community is growing and developing beautifully. Our space serves more than 300 students and their families monthly.
Our team, along with dedicated and passionate volunteers, has put in an astronomical amount of work. We are inspired and motivated for what the rest of the year has to offer.
In June 2017, we were fortunate to host University of Kentucky’s College of Design. The group of 8 students and two professors dedicated two months to create future building designs and maps of Garden of Hope. We are currently seeking funds to change these blueprints into usable educational spaces for the Garden of Hope children.
The first priority of building projects will be an outdoor classroom. While the weather here is spectacular MOST most of the time, we often struggle with lack of shade and protection from rain during the rainy season. The
classroom will provide protection from the elements, electricity, and a sink for art projects and washing vegetables. In addition, it will serve as a space we can rent out and host workshops in. This will help us achieve our goal of becoming self sustaining by 2020!

There are so many ways you can support us in achieving our goal of building our classroom by November 5th. Below is an itemized list of our classroom

If you can’t donate right now- that’s okay! Help us grow by sharing our
page and events with your community!

Budget breakdown:

1. Leveling & preparation of area 49 m2 $412.00
2. Concrete base, 3.7 m3. $890.00
3. Wood, material 24'x23'6” $3,497.00 + installment $2,057.00 = $5,554
4. Varnish $247.00
5. Screws and slides $137.00 
6. Corrugated metal for roof $590.00
7. Base for main columns $370.00
8. Sink, materials $112.00 + installation $89.00 = $201.00
10. Drainage system, material $55.00 + installment $34.00 = $89.00 
11. Electricity connection, material $39.00 + installment $69.00 =  $108.00
12. Water pipe installation $59.00 + installment $48.00 =  $107.00
13. Water tank 750 liters $107.00 + installment $55.00 = $162.00
14. Contractor fee $1,234.00

Total cost: $10,600.00

*5% added for seasonal change in material cost
** Tax deductible donations are possible! Send us a message and we’ll walk you through it :)

The Garden of Hope's goal is to run as a self sustaining social business by the year 2020. We will not only be a safe green space for children and youth of all backgrounds but we'll create jobs and opportunities for graduates from our programs. An outdoor classroom is a pivotal and exciting part of this process of getting us one step closer to our dream. Thank you.
+ Read More
Thank you to all of your kind support this year. We are proud to announce that we have completed phase one of our outdoor classroom! Now that we have a roof and electricity, our space is more versatile and more comfortable for our students, volunteers and team. Phase two will include installing shelving, a water catchment system and wood paneling. We appreciate all of the kindness you've shown our cause so far. Help us reach our final goal by sharing our campaign. Every contribution counts. We are almost there!
+ Read More
Our December newsletter is out! Send us your email address and we'll add you to the list serve so you can stay up to date on all the fun Garden of Hope happenings. Cheers!
+ Read More
Check out the Garden of Hope on Guatemalan national news! More updates on our progress coming soon. Stay tuned!

+ Read More
Over half way there! We are so excited to have almost reached our goal. Let's keep going everybody. Share, share, share and together we'll get there.
So close!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$7,528 of $10,600 goal

Raised by 77 people in 5 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
Caroline Wright
24 days ago
Iris Moon
1 month ago
David Hayse
1 month ago
Christy Mutchler
1 month ago
Graham Pohl
1 month ago
Joe Bartel
1 month ago
Danielle Kane
2 months ago
Dan Luscher
3 months ago
3 months ago
Terry Henkel
4 months ago
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.