Scheduled Events

Dancing For Haiti - January 10th, Wednesday 6:00pm 

Our Medical Team will be sponsoring a "Dancing for Haiti" class to help defray the cost of the February 2018 Medical Mission Trip to Haiti.  Marie Artman, Pilates Loft, will be leading the class and assures that everyone will have a fun time.  The event will be held at the St. William Parish Hall, St. Simons Island,. Included in the $20 requested donation will be complimentary adult beverages(wine & beer) and one raffle ticket,  Additional tickets will be available for sale as well as bottled water and some special goodies.  Raffle prizes have been donated by local businesses.  Please make a reservation by calling or texting Niki Shupe, one of our participating nurses, at 912-223-2947 or email  If you can't make the event but would like to support our medical mission trip, donations can be made to Niki or through our website donation page or by mailing a check to Helping Hugs, Inc., PO Box 24477 St. Simons Island, GA 31522  See you there. Thank you for supporting Helping Hugs and the people of Haiti.      

Online Shopping with Amazon

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to Helping Hugs if made through their Smile.Amazon site.  There is no cost to the purchaser and the pricing, shipping and services are identical in both sites.  You can use your same Amazon account or create a new one if your are a first time user.  The easiest way to get started is to use the following link "Go Shopping" which will take you to the correct sign-in page and set Helping Hugs, Inc. as your charity of choice.You can also use the Brown Button on the Home Page near the top which reads "Donate via AmazonSmile".  You may want to bookmark the page to save time in the future.  Please remember that Amazon will only donate when you order through their website.  Thank you for supporting Helping Hugs and the people of Haiti.      

General Meeting –January 18th, Thursday 9:00am

The meeting will be held in St. William Parish Hall in Room 6. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to learn more about Helping Hugs, Inc. or would like to work with one of our committees. We will be discussing our projects and goals for 2018.  Please join us and help us grow by becoming a part of our organization. You will find it to be a rewarding experience.

Medical Mission Trip – February 17th - 24th

A team of physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists and nurses will again make a trip to the area of Cotes-de-Fer, Haiti to bring medical help to those who can not afford to get medical assistance from a healthcare facility.  They will see persons in the city as well as in the remote mountain areas.  The team are all volunteers and bear most of the expenses for their trip.  More information will be available here in the near future. 

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Our most up-to-date news on Haiti and Helping Hugs, Inc. activity can be found in our newsletters.Download the current issue by clicking on the link below.

January 2018 Newsletter 


President:  Robert Hochwald

Vice President:  Bill Johanek

Recording Sec:  Bill Horn

Treasurer:  Kevin Callahan

Corresponding Sec:  Mary Lynch