CYT North Idaho HYPE Students Raise $500 for Orphanage in Guatemala

This past CYT session, CYT North Idaho’s HYPE decided to adopt a charity for the year. The organization that we chose was El Amor de Patricia, an orphanage in Guatemala.

El Amor de Patricia is a non-profit orphanage which takes in children from infancy to about six years old. Due to issues between governments, adoptions from Guatemala have been completely closed down. This leaves many young children left on the streets with no one to care for them. It is El Amor de Patricia’s mission to keep as many of these children safe and healthy as they can accommodate, while providing them with the love, care, and education they need for a healthy life.

HYPE’s goal to help was to raise both money and awareness. Through the process of selling raffle baskets at shows, HYPE managed to raise $500 dollars for El Amor, and even more awareness.

To find out more about El Amor de Patricia, visit

Contributed by Cassie Soumas

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