Upcoming Events

Book Release

Angel of the Garbage Dump book readings – Maine, Oct 5th & 6th and Guatemala, Nov 9th & 12th

From Trash to Treasure

(a fashion event to benefit Safe Passage)
Guatemalan event November 3rd

Virtual 5k

September 2023

Live Broadcast

Next Event TBD

Book Release

Angel of the Garbage Dump: How Hanley Denning Changed the World One Child at a Time
by Jacob Wheeler

From author Jacob Wheeler, comes a book about our founder, Hanley Denning, and is described as a story about hope and optimism, bravery and idealism, and finding the light in the darkest of places. It also shares the story of Safe Passage, from its humble beginnings to present day. For more information or to pre-order a copy of the book, visit www.AngeloftheGarbageDump.com.

We will be hosting four book readings with Jacob; two in Maine (Oct.) and two in Guatemala (Nov). The events will feature excerpts from Jacob’s book and discussions about Hanley and her legacy. Safe Passage Executive Director, Trae Holland, and others featured in the book will also be joining us! 

If you are unable to make the event, we will be live streaming on our Facebook page from the October 6th book reading at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. You will also find a recording of the event on our blog, starting Friday, October 7th. 

For book events in your area, visit: https://angelofthegarbagedump.com/

Guatemala Events

November 9th – Guatemala City, Guatemala

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 
(please send RSVP to luvia.decabrera@safepassage.org)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Guatemala City
1 Avenida 12-47, Zona 10 Guatemala, City 01010, Guatemala

November 12th – Antigua, Guatemala

Saturday, November 12th, 2022 
Event begins at 6:30 pm 
Cervecería 14
Km 51.5 RN10, Camino a San Miguel Dueñas, Cd Vieja, Guatemala

From Trash to Treasure

When talent and love have an intention...a fashion event from Guatemala to the world!

If you are in Guatemala, please join us for a fashion event on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 at the French Alliance (5a. Calle 10-55. zona 13, Finca La Aurora). The event begins at 7:30pm – please arrive by 7:00pm to register.

About the Event

We have joined forces with Stare Vie in Guatemala, the first and only physical space in the country, permanently bringing together fashion designers, artists, and emerging and established entrepreneurs. Today it has established itself as a concept store that offers a space for art, culture, fashion, and lifestyle. 

This combined effort brings a one-of-a-kind event, featuring work from almost 30 designers, primarily from Guatemala. The goal is to bring people together as a global community and spread awareness about the work we do in Guatemala. Each hand-made, custom piece is created from recycled materials like those found in the Guatemala City garbage dump and all proceeds will go to support our mission.

Virtual 5K

Check back for more details for our 2023 event!
While this weeklong virtual, worldwide event is over, you can still hold a fundraiser until October 9th!

2022 marks our 18th Annual Safe Passage 5K, raising funds to support our school in Guatemala. The race will be held virtually again from September 9th-18th, 2022. The last two year’s virtual events, have seen our most successful races ever, raising well over our targeted goal each year. Join us again in bringing hope, education, and opportunity to our students.

Visit our Run SignUp page for more details and to register.

When you are done racing …

We would LOVE to see your photos and video from the race! Please share them either by emailing to info@safepassage.org or click on the “more” tab at the top of the page (while logged into your RunSignUp account), then click “photos” and select the correct race year.

¡Muchísimas gracias! to our 2022 race sponsors!

Fiesta Sponsors ($1,000+)
Coffee by Design, Holman Homes, Maine Medical Partners

Leadership Sponsors ($500+)
Atlantic Physical Therapy, Cumberland Crossing by Ocean View, Estabrook’s Farm & Greenhouses, Northeast Heat Pumps, Rotary Club of Weymouth, MA, Wells Fargo Advisors (Rob Donovan)

Esperanza Sponsors ($250+)

Bath Savings Institution, Casco Bay Ford, Clark Insurance, Douglas Mason Painting, German Friends of Camino Seguro, Hancock Lumber, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Sevee & Maher, Skillins Greenhouses, Smithwick & Mariners Insurance, Spectrum Orthopaedics

In-Kind Donation
LT’s Inc. 

Facebook Live

Check back for our next live event!
To join our live event, head to our Facebook page (no account or login required). We will also be sharing the video after the event airs on our blog and other social media channels below!

To receive updates on the next live event or to signup for alerts, join our mailing list by sending an email to outreach@safepassage.org!

Join our Community

When you make a donation, join a Support Team, sponsor a child, organize an event or volunteer in Guatemala, you help a top rated school empower people and change lives in one of the poorest places on earth.


Become a Hanley’s Helper

Join our recurring giving program and help us maintain consistent support for our students.

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Your gift gives hope, education, and opportunity to our students and their families

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Join a Support Team in Guatemala

Spend one week of service learning at our program in Guatemala

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Contribute your time and experience in our U.S. office or program site in Guatemala

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Contact Us

We invite you to reach out to our U.S. office in New Gloucester, Maine and our program site in Guatemala City


49 Farm View Dr
Raymond Hall, Suite 302
New Gloucester, ME 04260

9am - 5pm (EST)

TEL (207) 846-1188
FAX (207) 926-8244



6a. Avenida 11-95 Zona 7
Colonia Landivar, Ciudad de Guatemala

8am - 5pm (GMT)

TEL (502) 2440-4388