Ways to Give

77% of every dollar raised directly impacts a child in the Guatemala City garbage dump community. Your donations give hope, education and opportunity to our students and keep our school thriving.

Your donation to our COVID-19 Relief fund supports:

  • Food: Safe Passage/Camino Seguro, Rotary clubs from across the United States and Guatemala have been collaborating with volunteers within our staff to distribute aid bags that include necessary food and hygiene supplies. Collaborative efforts with municipal services and our staff also ensure safe water for our students and families.
  • Emergency funding: Support for emergency needs including additional nutrition through food donations and vouchers to local markets, telemedicine, homeschooling resources to keep our students on track with the most basic educational programming. Of those who have access to the internet through their phones, academic curriculum is being designed. Older students are now gaining access to local internet restaurants who may serve 10 people or less at any given moment.
  • Ongoing preparation in Expeditionary Learning (EL). Teachers are continuing their work as educators through the design of remote learning  and continuing development of the innovative EL curriculum for current classes and for readiness when the quarantine is lifted, including medical, emotional and curricular needs to continue our holistic approach serving the whole child.

Donate online right now and see your impact in action.


Other Ways to Give a Gift Today

  • Online: Simple and secure, online donations are the quickest way to give the gift of education to our children.
  • Through PayPal: send a secure donation with PayPal.
  • Check:
    • U.S. Funds: make checks payable to Safe Passage. Please mail checks to our U.S. office at Safe Passage, 49 Farm View Dr, Suite 302, New Gloucester, ME 04260
    • Guatemalan checks: please contact Marc Wuthrich at marc@safepassage.org for more information.
  • Phone: call our U.S. office at (207) 846-1188 from 9am-5pm (EST), Monday through Friday

Sponsor a Student

Develop a personal connection with a student in our program. Learn more about our sponsorship program.

Monthly Giving as a Hanley’s Helpers

Consistent monthly donations from our partners sustain our programs and provide resources to help us plan for pressing and future need. Learn more about our recurring giving program, Hanley’s Helpers.

Giving Levels

Learn more about the Giving Levels at Safe Passage, including information on the Class and Teacher Sponsor levels.

Tribute Gifts

When you make a gift in memory or in honor of someone you love, we’ll send them (or the person of your choosing) a card to let them know that a donation was made to Safe Passage in their name.

  • Online: please use our online donation form. Once you enter your donation amount, you’ll have the opportunity to enter your honoree’s name and the address where you’d like notification to be sent.
  • Check: please include a note of your honoree’s name and the address where you’d like notification to be sent. Mail your check to our U.S. office at 49 Farm View Drive, Suite 302, New Gloucester, ME 04260

Workplace Gifts and Company Matching

  • Check with your employer to see if they will match gifts for Safe Passage. Your HR department should have the forms you need.
  • Many workplaces allow employees to deduct funds from their paycheck to send to the charity of their choice. List Safe Passage as the charity name, our address, and our federal tax ID on the form provided by your employer: 49 Farm View Dr, Suite 302, New Gloucester, ME 04260 and Federal Tax ID 01-0532835.

Legacy Gift

A bequest in your will is often the most direct and most significant way to make a planned gift to Safe Passage. Charitable bequests are fully deductible and can help reduce your state and federal estate taxes in the U.S. If you are interested in updating your will or adding a codicil to include Safe Passage as a beneficiary, please consult with your attorney. The following language may be helpful to your attorney in drafting a bequest:

I give to Safe Passage, a not-for-profit having offices in New Gloucester, Maine, the sum of $____ (or ___ percent of my estate) to be invested in its endowment (or to be used for its general purpose) (or in accordance with your particular interests).

If you have questions or would like to discuss giving options, please contact the U.S. office by calling (207) 846-1188 or emailing info@safepassage.org.

Gift of Stock

Make a gift of stock to Safe Passage to support our programs with the added bonus of tax benefits. Contact (207) 846-1188 or info@safepassage.org for details.

Amazon Smile

Shop, buy, and donate, all in one transaction, and Amazon Smile will donate 0.05% of your purchase to our programs.

Gift Acceptance Policy

Learn more about our Gift Acceptance policy here.

How Your Gift Makes a Difference

Learn more about how your gift makes a difference by reading our stories of success and our audited financial statements and annual reports.