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Our programs offer hope, education, and opportunity to children and families living around the Guatemala City Garbage Dump. We serve nearly 500 children and nearly 300 families by providing holistic education programs focused on three key areas: Full-Day Education, Educational Enrichment, Adult Education and Social Entrepreneurship.

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49 Farm View Road, Ste. 302

New Gloucester


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Maine Region:

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How to Donate Your Time!

Volunteers Needed?

Age Requirement:



Volunteer  Requirement:

Info. on Donating Time:

We provide long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities at our schools in Guatemala, as well as limited opportunities to volunteer in our Maine office (typically during specific season or events).

How to Donate Your Stuff!

Material Donations Accepted?

Info. on Donating Goods:

Information on donating material goods:

Some of the stuff we need!

While we will accept certain material donations, our needs are constantly changing (so most in-kind donations from the U.S. are not accepted). Because there is no mail service in Guatemala, every donation from the U.S. must be transported by our staff traveling to Guatemala. If interested in donating an item/s, please reach out to us see if the item/s is useful to us based on our current needs.


How to Donate Your Money!

Monetary Donations Accepted?


Info. on Donating Money:

What do the donations help fund?

Safe Passage is entirely funded through in-kind gifts and monetary donations from donors and grant institutions around the world. 78% of every dollar raised directly impacts a child or families in Guatemala.

All links lead to a secure off-site page for making a donation.  Aside from providing a link, How to Help in Maine does not participate in the transaction in any way.  Most of the charities are 501(c)(3) and therefore tax deductible

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