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Hope in Action Day is a simple way to spread the word, around the world, about Safe Passage. The date is the same each year, March 9, the birthday of Safe Passage founder Hanley Denning.
All it takes is one simple step, one small action, to share your Safe Passage story with others. Anyone is welcome to participate, volunteers, ambassadors, support team members, students or visitors.
Do you remember the first time that you heard about Safe Passage? Perhaps it was by word of mouth from a friend. Perhaps you visited the Guatemala City garbage dump and felt the reality of our mission by seeing firsthand the communities we serve. Perhaps you learned of Safe Passage after seeing photos online. That first connection that you had with Safe Passage, no matter how small, had no doubt inspired you to share the Safe Passage story with others.
Hope in Action Day is about just that: give a friend, colleague or family member the same opportunity to connect with Safe Passage as you have. Plant the seed of hope and watch as your friends, family and colleagues grow to take action of their own.
From starting a conversation with a friend over coffee to hosting a picnic with Guatemalan-inspired dishes, the possibilities for your Hope in Action Day event are endless. Having a hard time thinking of an idea of what to do? Think back to your first encounter with Safe Passage, what you liked about it, what you would adjust, and start brainstorming about how you can give that same experience to someone else. If you are still stuck, here are some ideas for Hope in Action Day events to get you started:
Send us your favorite Safe Passage photo(s), along with a quote, anecdote or short story, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduce three friends to Safe Passage, and encourage them email email@example.com to learn more!
Wear your favorite Safe Passage shirt for the entire day!
Create an 'ask me about Safe Passage' button to wear.
Host a screening of Manos de Madre or our introduction video.
Speak to a local school, rotary group or other organization about Safe Passage.
Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #HopeinAction
Sponsor a child by yourself or by joining forces with friends or family.
Recruit, join, or form a support team to visit the project in Guatemala.
Join the Safe Passage Ambassadors Group!
Grab a Clynk bag from the Safe Passage US office and start collecting bottles and cans!
Share your ideas with us and we will share them on our website and social pages! Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the hashtag #HopeinAction to interact with us socially.