Help St. Joseph Church of Haiti

When you donate to Helping Hugs your gift makes a big impact! 95 cents of every dollar helps to feed, house and educate the community of Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti

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When you donate to, you help the people of St Joseph Parish, Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti with food, education,and medical supplies.

Life Expectancy

This couple is the oldest couple in the village. They are actually in the mid-60s. The life expectancy is about 65.

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Success Stories

New Truck

Father's new Toyota Land Cruiser was recently delivered and will allow him to travel the mountain roads with people and supplies to minister to the 10 chapels in his parish. The truck was purchased with funds raised at the fall dinner event in 2016 with a lot of help from Adveniat, an agency of the Catholic Church in Germany that assists the Latin American Churches.    

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Current Project

water supply

Our project to provide clean, potable water to several areas of Côtes-de-Fer was completed on July 22, 2016.  The picture above shows the completed distribution station in the village.  Thank you to the many donors and our partners "World Water Relief" for making this important project a reality. We are now investigating our second clean water project to be located in the mountain village of Metayer where epidemics of Cholera frequently occur especially during the rainy season.  Please help us fund this project.

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Scheduled Events


January 10th - 6:00 pm Dancing For Haiti
Join a Dance Fitness Class with Marie Artman, Pilates Loft, and help support our medical mission trip to Haiti.  The Dance Fitness Class will be held in the St. William Parish Hall.  Space is limited so make your reservation now with a call or text to Niki Shupe at 912-223-2947.  A donation of $20 is requested.  If you can't make it, please consider a donation in support of our medical mission team.  For more information use the link below to our "Scheduled Events" page or call Niki..

January - March
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January 18th, Thursday - 9:00 am
General Meeting St. William Parish Hall at 9:00am, Room 6   Please join us as we discuss our projects and goals for 2018.  Please consider joining one of our committees for a wonderful and satisfying experience.  The meeting is open to everyone interested in our charitable organization. Hope to see you there.

February 17th - 24th - Medical Mission Trip
Helping Hugs, Inc. will conduct it's 5th medical mission trip to Cotes-de-Fer area of Haiti with the assistance of local Doctors, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists and Nurses.  Ten people in all will be making the trip to bring medical care to those who are in need and can't afford regular visits to a healthcare facility. 


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January 2018     

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Our mission is to help distressed communities in need of material, educational, or medical supplies. Our goal is to promote healthcare, education, small business development and spiritual support.

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