We are so thrilled to see our kids move from our program to their next step in elementary and private schools! Their journey is made that much easier thanks to our amazing sponsors, because of whom all uniforms, books, art supplies have been paid for. It is our sincere hope, that all of the children in our program will be able to have a sponsor all the way up to university level and know the difference that great education and nutrition can make in all of our lives! Our team, the children and their families are forever grateful for your support.

Gracias Por Todo

Just a few of our adorable kids on their first day of school! How we love seeing their growth, accomplishment and smiles!

Head to our website if you are interested in sponsoring a child, helping pay for a scholarship, expanding our sewing center or traveling with us to see firsthand how we aid the community we serve!


A Great Thank You To Linda!

The amazing Linda has spent countless hours shopping and sourcing items for the kiddos to start their year off right! That is just one of the many responsibilities she has at our school and no matter what, she always pulls through. Our kids are so well cared for under her supervision, we cannot thank her enough, ever, for everything she has done and continues to do.

We love you Linda!

“The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a human being.”

– Lee Iacocca

Can we help you check off a Bucket List item? Perhaps a service vacation with our team? Come see the work we do firsthand, explore amazing places, eat great food, connect with a community of like-minded peers and help people in need. This will truly be a once in a lifetime experience and we truly hope you experience it with the Be Humanitarian crew!

Floppy Hat Adventures
Guatemalan Service Vacation
April 22 – 29, 2023

Connect Share
Guatemalan Service Vacation
April 29th – May 6th 2023

12 Day July Adventure
Guatemalan Service Vacation
July 27th – August 7th 2023

Join us for these up and coming trips! We are so excited to see how we can change the world together!

Our mission is to inspire our volunteers to become global citizens and take a hands-on role in the world around them. We believe our duty is to improve the lives of those in need. We aim to improve the future of some of Guatemala’s most vulnerable people, and help them to break the poverty cycle through early nutrition, education and self sustainability.
You can learn more about how to Be Humanitarian and the work that we are doing from this link Tobie is the founder and director of the nonprofit Be Humanitarian. Tobie leads service vacations to Guatemala to help companies, families, and individuals give back while rediscovering what really matters.
If you ever have an issue with anything we write about please let us know. We want to make sure we are always serving you at the highest level. We understand that there are many great organizations doing great work around the world. We aim to be a beacon of love and hope and we sincerely appreciate your support and friendship. It is our greatest goal to spread the belief that we can all be humanitarians in our simple, everyday interactions. We try our best to do good in the world and we welcome you to join us. Tobie was recently asked “Why she is passionate about our work in Guatemala and this is her reply …
Why am I passionate about Be Humanitarian? Because the obstacles facing our world may feel big however the obstacles of living in Guatemala have historically been even more difficult. Guatemala consistently ranks around the fourth most malnourished country in the world where about half of all children under the age of five are chronically malnourished. Keeping children in school is a constant struggle as indigenous girls typically attend school for 3 years until they are needed to work in the home or in the fields. For many years I led groups of volunteers to visit orphanages in Guatemala where we offered love and hope to the children there. I was dumbfounded to learn that many children have two living parents that simply couldn’t afford to feed their child and so they placed them in an orphanage to make sure they received food and an education. It was then that I decided to support the fragile family and stop children from being placed in the system when they have parents who love them. As a mother, I simply couldn’t imagine the heartbreak of choosing to give my daughters to strangers to raise to ensure that they ate. Be Humanitarian works closely within the community to ascertain the needs of the families and we have created trust within the community which allows us to intimately know the families we serve. Over the years we have donated thousands of books to fill empty shelves, created libraries, paid children’s tuition, provided hundreds of thousands of meals and thousands of backpacks full of school supplies. We have delivered water filters, installed wood burning stoves and taught our families how to make their own bookshelves so they could organize their homes.
Be Humanitarian has been working diligently to ease the burdens of everyday life in Guatemala for the last 11 years. We firmly believe that we can positively impact our communities by keeping families intact while providing educational opportunities, creating income opportunities and supporting self sufficiency programs such as our volunteer run nutrition program and garden tower projects. We firmly believe that a small group of dedicated individuals can make the world a better place.
Stories about our personal experiences are yours to share. Feel free to forward any of our emails to your community. The more humanitarians we have in the world, the better the world will be. Know that we are grateful for your support, your readership, and look forward to you joining us on the adventure.

Thank you all so much for being a part of our world,
Tobie, Darrin, Chelsea, Danka, Dana, Jen and William

Tobie Spears
Founder / Director
Be Humanitarian

Be Humanitarian 501c3
Pleasant Grove UT 84062