Student Fundraising

Ceiba students are active participants in every facet of their time in Guatemala, including opportunities to raise donations that help get them to Antigua. For your generosity, you can select a thank you gift from the categories below. Students practice their Spanish as we explore the artisan markets of Antigua and Lake Atitlan to choose your personal gift. Let us know which student you are supporting with your donation and that amount is applied to their fundraising total! In addition to directly supporting 21st-century, conscientious education for Ceiba students, your donation contributes to local Guatemalan artisans and small vendors with the purchase of your gift. As an added bonus, your donation is tax deductible!*

How it Works

Let us know the name of the student to whom your donation applies either as a note if contributing with Paypal or by email to Kamillia, Director of Operations, directly at Also, please contact Kamillia if you prefer to donate by check. Approximately 75% of your donation supports Ceiba and the students and 25% is applied to the purchase of your thank you gift and any applicable Paypal fees.

As a huge boost to a student’s fundraising efforts you can also choose to match the funds they raise during a certain time period or up to a certain dollar amount! To discuss this option contact Kamillia (

If you prefer to sponsor a student directly without participating in the thank you gift program, please visit our Sponsorship page and thank you in advance for your support.

$30 donation, choose one of the following gifts:

napkins 2

Napkin set (6 large, 6 small)

Guatemalan textile shoulder bag (like a messenger bag)

Another sample of Guatemalan textile shoulder bag

Another sample of Guatemalan textile shoulder bag

Nawal (Mayan birth sign) pendant with leather necklace (we just need your birthdate to send you your own unique nawal)

Guatemalan textile small carry bags (like a purse)

Leather and jade unisex bracelet

1 pound of locally-grown, direct-trade De la Gente brand Antigua coffee











$45 donation, choose one of the following: 


Burlap, unisex coffee shoulder bag


Jade and silver bookmark


Jade pendant on leather necklace


Another example of jade pendant on leather necklace


Handmade lightweight scarf


Large Guatemalan textile tote bag








$65 donation or more (many different styles and colors, all chains are sterling silver)









Large jade pendant with silver chain


$100 donation and more

You can email Scott at to chat with him directly about the perfect thank you gift. From more jade options, to leather bags, and beautiful traditional crafts, all come directly from the artisans themselves to your homes!

*Please note, donations made for gifts in the $65 or higher category, or for multiple gifts in any category, are subject to a fair market value adjustment in accordance with IRS regulations. If your donation falls in this category, a tax deduction recognition letter detailing the amount that is tax deductible will be e-mailed to you. Contact Kamillia ( with any tax deduction questions.