Together We Impact
At TongueTry, we believe real impact is made not only through providing new opportunities to amazing women Spanish tutors, but also by contributing to the community as a whole. Every dollar you spend with us goes towards helping us daily make impact! Thank you!
Community Recreation Center Sponsorship
The community recreation center in Jocotenango, was graciously built by the municipality, but unfortunately, they did not provide a fund to supply equipment to the locals. So TongueTry has partnered with an amazing lawyer in the area, affectionally called Coach, by providing equipment so he can run drills and scrimmages, to keep the youth off the streets.
Our Women’s Basketball Team
Many of our incredible female Spanish tutors play basketball. So when they asked us to sponsor their adult women’s basketball team, we said … Absolutely! Here’s our team at one of their league games!
2018 Fuego Volcano Relief Efforts
On Sunday, the 3rd of June 2018, at around noon local time, Volcán de Fuego began a volcanic eruption which left almost no time for evacuation. The heat and explosive impact of the volcano brought about rocks the size of baseballs and larger strewn about, and car tires melted into the ground.
At least 190 people were killed, 57 injured, and 256 remained missing as of 30 July 2018 — including a number of children, firefighters, and a policeman—although local residents estimate that approximately 2,000 people are buried and a local organization said that up to 2,900 may have died. Due to the intense heat and burn injuries, many bodies were planned to be identified with anthropological methods and DNA.
The Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED), Guatemala's disaster relief agency, reported that more than 1.7 million people have been affected by the eruption and its ashfall.
TongueTry and you helped raise thousands for the relief efforts. This provided medical supplies and necessities for children, boots and masks for the rescue workers, and potable water for surrounding villages. We could not have done this without you, so thank you!!