Posts by Autumn Jones
Celebrating another successful school year
The last day of school is this Friday! Dear friends, Can you believe it’s already the end of another school year? This is the last week of school in Guatemala this week and I wanted to share some highlights from this past year. First, I want to extend my gratitude and thanks to all of…Read More
Finish strong and submit your miles!
We are 5 days from the end of our Racing for GRACES challenge! Whether you participated with us since February 14 or if today is your first day, we are grateful for your involvement and support. Submit your miles! The raffle drawing will take place in the coming weeks, and we can’t wait to announce…Read More
Walk or run 1 mile per day with us!
Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Have you been able to stay on top of it? If not, don’t fret—we have the perfect opportunity for you to get back on track! Racing for GRACES is back for the 3rd year, but this time with a long-term commitment to health and wellness with a 75-day,…Read More
Join GRACES 75 mile challenge this Valentine’s Day!
Are you up for the challenge?? Run or walk with us this spring! Welcome to the 3rd annual Racing for GRACES event! This year, instead of a 1-day race, we are inviting everyone to participate in a 75-mile challenge. Have you heard of the “75 Hard” fitness challenge? We promise this is easier—and a lot more…Read More
Three days left to feed the children! And a baby announcement!
Only $7,560 to go to provide meals for an entire year! Did you know that Guatemala has the fourth-highest level of chronic malnutrition in the world, and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean. Approximately 50% of Guatemalan children under 5 are stunted because of chronic food insecurity. Thankfully, GRACES is committed to providing…Read More
Dinner & Dancing Date Night! Plus, a virtual tour of the new school and a fundraising update
Spend a night learning how to salsa with your sweetheart! Going on a date can be expensive! Did you know that the average cost of a date in the U.S. is $112? Check out this list of cities and their respective date night costs: New York City, NY: $150 Chicago, IL: $115.50 Virginia Beach, VA:…Read More
52,000 meals = 1 goal for Escuela Integrada this holiday season
This past Tuesday, we launched our year-end campaign with a very specific goal—to provide 52,000 meals for the children at Escuela Integrada in 2022. It’s an ambitious goal, but one we are hopeful to be able to meet with your support. Each meal for a child at Escuela Integrada costs $1.25—that’s less than half of…Read More
Announcing a new school building for Escuela Integrada
Like 2020, this year was not “normal” by any means. The students at Escuela Integrada continued to have classes virtually for the whole year, and, to be honest, it was another year of many, many challenges. But, little did we know, God had a plan for an exciting way to end 2021! If you have…Read More
Graduation and Supporters Gathering Coming to a Computer Near You
Join us for GRACES annual Supporters Gathering Nov. 9 & 10 You’re invited! All GRACES supporters, including sponsors and friends of the organization, are invited to join us for this year’s Virtual Supporters Gathering. While we wish we were able to meet in person in Guatemala, we are still excited to connect virtually for our…Read More
Sponsoring students at Escuela Integrada is a family affair: How we decided to split the cost and sponsor together
When I first heard about GRACES’ Sponsorship Program, I thought it was far beyond my reach as a single 20-something living on a teacher’s salary in Denver. I still had student loans, and I was already working a couple jobs to stay on top of my expenses. But, after two summers in Guatemala, I couldn’t…Read More