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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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2017 Loving Arms Poinsettia Fundraiser!

It's that time of year again! Just in time for the holiday season, Loving Arms is holding our annual Poinsettia Fundraiser in support of our Christian School of Hope. Choose from three different colours of Poinsettia flower pots: Red, White, or Pink! Place your order by sending an email to lovingarmsfundraising@gmail.com. Choose the number of plants you wish to purchase, your preferred method of payment, and where you would like to pick up your

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Last Chance to Help us with our Annual Loving Arms Golf Fundraiser!

Come help us with our Annual Loving Arms Golf Tournament Fundraiser! The tournament info is as follows: Where: Hidden Lakes Golf Club (1137 1 SIDEROAD, Burlington, ON L7P 0T1, Canada) When: Saturday, September 9th, 2017. What: Shotgun scramble golf tournament beginning at 1PM   For more information, click here and find out the different ways you can help us try to raise $20,000 to fund another classroom at the Christian School of Hope. For

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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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Wishing Brenda All the Best

Brenda Stratton is a wonderful personal friend of mine, and also the co-founder of Loving Arms back in 2007. Brenda had been living and teaching in Guatemala for the last two years. She took it upon herself to take an ESL course in preparation to teach at the Loving Arms Christian School of Hope. She had been teaching English class to the pre-school and kindergarten children and they simply adore her. Due to circumstance, Brenda is required to move

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Loving Arms Spring Tea

Please join us on Saturday, May 27, 2017 for our annual Spring Tea to raise funds for the Education Program at the Loving Arms Christian School of Hope. Our guest of honour is the Guatemalan Ambassador to Canada His Excellency Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona. Also making a special guest appearance is Loving Arms' Guatemalan Director Alicia Mendez! Come join us at Chartwell Church (228 Chartwell Rd, Oakville, ON) from 1:30PM to 4:00PM... for more

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Team Update – Last Day

Here we spend gathering our thoughts about the week we spent here in beautiful Guatemala. It’s a bittersweet time when we say our goodbyes, but for most it’s not "goodbye" - it’s "see you again". We spent our last day interacting with the children at the Christian School of Hope, and seeing new faces that will join the school in January. Having an education means everything for the kids, it gives them strength, faith and most importantly hope.

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Thank You!

Loving Arms would like to thank Dave, Mike, Doug, Mikey, Evangeline, and Louise for the hard work this last week! During their time in Guatemala they were responsible for setting up workshops and building storage space on the second floor of the Centre of Hope. They were able to do this with the help of the wonderful donated tools they brought along with them. The team also sorted out donated supplies from previous teams and were an invaluable part

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Friday, April 29th, 2016 – Day 1

On Thursday, upon our arrival, we were all warmly welcomed by Alicia and Sergio at the airport and driven to The Centre of Hope. It was so nice to be able to meet the staff and volunteers of Loving Arms we have heard so much about. Today (Friday) was a busy day for the construction team, Dave, Mike, Doug, and Mikey (King), learning about the needs of the Centre and sorting the wonderful tools that had been generously donated to Loving Arms, setting

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A Show of Parental Support

Gabby and Charlotte was been volunteering with Loving Arms at the Centre of Hope, in particular at the Christian School of Hope since February 2016. The girls have been a tremendous help, especially in the English classes. Parents are always concerned about where their kids are going, what they are doing, who are they with, and where they are living. Charlotte’s parents decided to visit Guatemala and see for themselves what their daughter

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    • LovingArmsGuat Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! To all of our past volunteers: take a picture of you holding a keepsake from your... https://t.co/GCrK9wyOZX

      November 27, 2017

    • LovingArmsGuat Read about our latest team trip led by our Founder Linda Coghlin! https://t.co/FSZI4LjTsc https://t.co/2jcQpJtPzw

      November 19, 2017

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      November 8, 2017

    • LovingArmsGuat Thank you to our latest team for their hard work! https://t.co/tEMhHLou9B https://t.co/JcmnIvw1ns

      September 26, 2017

    • LovingArmsGuat Thank you for making our annual golf tournament such a success! Read more:... https://t.co/wdn6nzAWt2

      September 25, 2017

    • LovingArmsGuat Here's the latest on what the team has been up to down in Guatemala!... https://t.co/gOZUIgpDsD

      September 20, 2017