Christmas in Guatemala - 2011

On December 22, fourteen volunteers from the U.S. journeyed to Guatemala City to team up with the staff of Potter’s House to hand out blankets and food to 2,000 children and adults who live in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump. Potter’s House had its start 25 years ago when Gladys Guitz, who is now the co-director, went into the garbage dump and gave out blankets to people there on Christmas Eve.

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000-23 December 2011 - Potters House - Guatemala
001-Arriving at Potters House
002-Directors Gladys and Edgar Guitz outside Potters House
003-Looking right from Potters House entrance
004-Orientation at Potters House
005-Houses nearby

006-Visit to Aura Marina and family with a renovated house
007-Further down the alley
008-A local shopkeeper and daughter
009-Kids on street
010-Dump overlook
011-Dump overlook

012-Some houses look at cemetery
013-Staggering logistics
014-1000 bags of food had to be moved
015-Putting bows on 1000 blankets with PHA cleaning staff
016-Moving blankets to be given to adults later
017-Bags of food and blankets piling up

018-Gladys shows us how to make gift bags
019-Gift bags start as a big roll of kraft paper
020-Paper is folded and taped into a bag
021-Bag making is quite a production
022-Ellen Baumann makes bows for Christmas gifts
023-staff and volunteers wrap 1000 donated gifts

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