Giving back is at the very heart of Lifetouch. The Memory Mission has been the cornerstone of Lifetouch’s Give Back efforts since 2000. We are dedicated to continuing this meaningful work in partnership with our employees and volunteers representing our national partners in education. Our 2021 Memory Mission was scheduled to take place in rural Guatemala in January, working with a local community to construct an environmentally responsible schoolhouse made from bottles and inorganic trash.
At this time, prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of all of our volunteers and everyone in the rural Guatemalan community, we have decided to postpone our January 2021 trip due to COVID19.
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly in the United States and across the globe, there are so many unknowns. It’s difficult to know what travel advisories might be in January. Bringing together dedicated volunteers from different areas of North America to travel outside of the country isn’t prudent. In addition, we have deep empathy for the many difficult decisions being made right now by superintendents, principals, and education professionals. Lifetouch supports and appreciates the adaptability demonstrated to start the 2020-21 school year.
The Lifetouch Memory Mission team is committed to making a difference and giving back. We join all of you in looking forward to the day when we are past this pandemic, and when we can safely bring joy to communities across the world. At this time, we are postponing our plans to work with the community in Guatemala to January 2022. Please visit https://lifetouchmemorymission.com/application/ for the 2022 application.
In the meantime, we wish good health to all those who have participated in and support the Memory Mission – and we send our warmest wishes to all of the communities locally and globally we have served since 2000. We look forward to continuing our legacy of giving back in Guatemala in January 2022.