Crawford Merz is excited to partner with Common Hope, a nonprofit working to end generational poverty in Guatemala through education, health care, housing, and family development. This is an especially exciting time for both of our organizations as we are celebrating our 135th Anniversary and Common Hope’s 35th Anniversary! Learn more about Common Hope’s anniversary celebrations at

As Common Hope’s August Share Hope Partner, Crawford Merz is helping Common Hope find sponsors for 12 students in Guatemala! During our volunteer experience with Common Hope’s Gift Hope Project, we helped wrap birthday gifts to celebrate students living in poverty who are choosing education and being trailblazers for their family. We also wrote personalized birthday cards to some of the over 675 students who are still waiting for a sponsor, so that they can receive encouraging notes and be supported in their education efforts all year long. These students inspire us, and we want to help spread the word about the opportunity to help them make their high school diploma dreams come true! Click here to meet 12 students waiting for a sponsor!