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Loving Arms – February 2018 Newsletter

Hello! Please take a look at February 2018 newsletter by clicking here! This issue includes a message from our Founder Linda Coghlin, an announcement about big goals to celebrate our Ten Year anniversary (you can find out more by hitting the button at the bottom of this blog), features on our teachers, sponsorship opportunities, upcoming fundraising events, information who is visiting Guatemala next, and so much more!

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March 3, 2018 – Team update

On Friday, the students held a farewell assembly for the team since that was the last time they would see our team: Next, Brian's team finished the house so that it was ready to be dedicated to the village elder. The team also helped with Loving Arms monthly food distribution. The cover page of this blog showed the wonderful smiles from those receiving the packages that our gracious sponsors have provided! Members of the ladies' sewing group learned

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Poinsettia Fundraiser – Thank You!

Everyone here at Loving Arms would like to thank the generosity of all who helped with our Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser this year! In all we were able to raise nearly $4,000 through sale of these wonderful flowers which was enough to keep four of our children as students at the Christian School of Hope. Once again thank you for opening your hearts this holiday season and keep an eye on the blog and Facebook for more ways to help change the lives

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#GivingTuesday – You Can Make a Difference!

On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, you can join the social media movement to give back in the midst of all of your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. This holiday season consider those who need it the most. Look through our previous blog posts describing the work our wonderful volunteers have done to help the less fortunate Guatemalan villagers. Our focus is to use funds to help put together a classroom for a new wave of students to be educated

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Team Update – November 2017

Here's the latest on what our most recent volunteer team has been up to on their trip down to Guatemala! The team's first event was to attend the graduation of the kindergartners to Grade 1. It was an eye opening day at the Centre of Hope where each graduate had multiple family members on hand to celebrate their big day with them. It was also a chance for Loving Arms President Linda Coghlin and Guatemalan Director Alicia Mendez to acknowledge the

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Golf Tournament – SUCCESS!

A huge THANK YOU for your support and attendance during the 2017 Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser for Loving Arms.  The event was a huge success netting over $22,000 for Loving Arms, which was above our aggressive target of $20,000. One of the big helpers this year were the donors who put up their hands to donate funds for teachers, books and computers.  Thank you very much. If you donated and would like a Charitable Donation Tax Receipt please

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Blog Update – Sunday, September 17th

Today was a heavenly day. We began with a visit to Valhalla Macadamia Nut Farm. In Viking mythology, Valhalla is akin to paradise or a heavenly home. The farm lived up to its name being both beautiful and peaceful -- a wonderful place for the team to rejuvenate after our first 3 days of travel and work. It was also very educational. Who knew that the Macadamia Nut tree flowers and produces fruit at the same time; or that it converts twice as

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Trip Update – Linda Coghlin

My first day in Guatemala has been very busy. From early in the morning we started at the school with the celebration of 196 years of Independence of Guatemala. We had a very entertaining morning, all the children participated in different civic activities. After the civic act we started with rally games where the children and their parents played together. At the end of the rally, we continued with a torch run and we celebrated the freedom of Guatemala!

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Isaac Machry – Thank You!!

On behalf of Loving Arms, we would like to thank Isaac Machry for these two weeks that he was in Guatemala as a volunteer. Having Isaac's help was very gratifying for both our children and our staff. Isaac spent every morning assisting the English teacher. In the afternoons he helped in different activities such as making teaching material for the day. He also worked on the reports that will soon be sent to the sponsors. During his time here, he

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Isaac Machry – Trip Update

Hello again everyone! Today is Friday and that means I only have 4 more days left here in Guatemala which is crazy to think about! I have learned so much and I can’t wait to share it with all of you! This blog will be focusing on my two work days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday started off the same as every morning except I was given the opportunity to go into Antigua in the morning. Instead of working at the school in the morning I went into

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  • LovingArmsGuat We want to thank Nicki and Haley Birch for their hard working at the School of Hope. They accomplished many things,… https://t.co/GBJSoTkywR

    November 30, 2018

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    November 26, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat Yesterday we had the graduation of 11 students from our Literacy Program. Three of them finished 6th grade and eigh… https://t.co/Uv77qLgvWx

    November 23, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat We welcome the Charis Foundation team (Peter, Sharron, Brad, Lisa and Stephanie) who arrived today to the Christian… https://t.co/EkqeAHeZhi

    November 20, 2018

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    November 20, 2018

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    November 15, 2018