Hope’s In Style is a student run fundraiser that has raised funds to build homes and provide medical help and donations to people living in the garbage dump area in Guatemala City. Founded by Barrington high school 2014 graduates, Courtney & Ashley Quigley while they were juniors at BHS, Hope’s In Style mission created a movement that has engaged people from all over 60010 to get involved. Hope’s In Style has developed into a 501c3 HOPE’S IN.
"Four years ago I never would have imagined that hundreds of lives both in Guatemala and in Barrington would be impacted and inspired by Hope's in Style's mission. Hope's in Style is living proof that a dream fueled by compassion and hope can change the world, build community, and empower others. The story that Hope's In Style is writing is continually being extended and retold in the most beautiful of ways, we're never putting down the pen, in fact I believe we've just picked it up." founder Courtney Quigley
HOPE’S IN has led over 145 volunteers to Guatemala, built 13 homes, and hosted 3 weeks of medical clinics in partnership with Potter’s House Association. The many donors and volunteers who become engaged in the organization, inevitably want to get more involved. Many have taken the trip to Guatemala to help build the houses or participated in the medical clinics. Some end up sponsoring a child to help them get the education and support needed to have Hope for a brighter future.
“After being a stylist for the 2014 Hope’s In Style Fashion Show, I decided to go on the trip and see the garbage dump communities myself. This trip changed my life in numerous ways but most importantly, it built the foundation for my choice to sponsor one of the children in the program at Potter’s House Association. I have sponsored a little girl named Leslie for two years now and have inspired my family to sponsor children as well.” Laura Mena 2015 & 2016 Hope's In Style Chairperson
This year’s fashion show promises to be bigger and better with over 60 models and stylists. New 60010 business, Ten Friends will be prepping the models, before they hit the runway in looks inspired by the people of the garbage dump of Guatemala City. A Live Auction led by Sue Randall includes tickets to Bulls, Cubs and the NCAA Elite Eight, in addition to a Pheasant Hunting experience. An impact raffle will give attendees the chance to purchase a box of pearl earrings with the chance for a beautiful necklace from Long & Company Jewelers. Raffle baskets from area businesses will also be available to take a chance on.
The 2016 three-area leaders will judge Hope’s In Style Fashion Show:
Displays manned by HOPE’S IN volunteers will also be available to explain opportunities about participation in trips to Guatemala and children sponsorships.
Video of 2015 Hope's In Style Fashion Show: