Days of After School Program Support

Backpacks Filled with School Supplies

Pairs of School Shoes

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.– Helen Keller 

The work of Education and Hope is sustained largely through the generosity and continued commitment of individuals.  We are a grassroots organization attempting to bridge a connection between people in need and those with a desire to create positive change in the world.  We are extremely proud to report that 87 cents of every dollar received goes directly towards improving the lives of the children and families in our program!  Education and Hope is a 501(c)3 non-profit.  All donations are tax-deductible.  Please contact us if you would like to review our most recent 990, or if you need a copy of our IRS non-profit certification.


Across the country, schools, churches, and small businesses have made a lasting impact through annual appeals and book drives. Groups of friends and neighbors hold dinners and cocktail parties to benefit our good work.  Young people have dedicated community service hours on behalf of our program.  People of all ages have dedicated their birthdays, anniversaries and graduations to Education and Hope, asking for donations to our program in lieu of presents.  The memory of many loved ones has been honored with gifts in support of our program, and Education and Hope has been generously considered by our donors in their estate planning.   If you belong to a group that hopes to make a difference in the world, a church, a company or a neighborhood organization eager to make an impact please contact us to find out how we might work together.


In light of the prohibitive cost of shipping, and the corruption we have encountered in the customs agency, in-kind donations are usually carried to Guatemala with staff luggage.  Recent restrictions on luggage weight by the airlines has caused us to limit our general wish list to reading books in Spanish (all ages) and sturdy, new back packs (small to medium size).  However, we are thrilled when visitors offer to carry other collected items with them when they come to see us.  Please find a more complete list below and don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to collect items for our program!

WISH LIST: Reading books in Spanish| Sturdy new backpacks (small or medium size) | Children’s raincoats & ponchos | Warm clothing | New socks & underwear | Toothbrushes & toothpaste  I  American Airlines frequent flyer miles  I  New or refurbished Mac computers.

Donate to our Wish List via Amazon.

You can also mail your donations to Education and Hope, PO Box 486, Norwalk CT 06856


Education and Hope is a registered charity with each of the above online shopping sites aimed at supporting non-profits. Click on the links below to be directed to these sites to view lists of participating merchants who will donate a percentage of your total purchase to the charity of your choice.