Scheduled Events

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.  We recently received a check from Amazon for $22.19 representing purchases during the 4th quarter of 2016.  Help us increase the amount of these checks.  Thank you for supporting Helping Hugs and the people of Haiti.      

General Meeting – October 19th, 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 are now working on our 2017-18 projects and making final plans for our Fall Dinner Event. Please join us and help us grow by becoming a part of our organization. You will find it to be a rewarding experience.

Fall Dinner Event  – November 4th, Saturday - 6:00pm

"Save the Date".  Our annual fall dinner event is sure to be packed with fun and surprises.  We are thrilled to have "Delaney's Bistro" cater our event this year.  Please support Chef Delaney by visiting his restaurant and thanking him for supporting Helping Hugs with his gastronomical delights. 

Father Islaire Faustin, pastor St. Joseph Church, Cotes-de-Fer, Haiti will also be our special guest again this year.  Father Islaire speaks French, Spanish, Haitian Creole and is working hard on his English.  Please come an talk to him about his Church and the 10 Chapels under his jurisdiction.  

Also, Bryan Thompson will return this year as our auctioneer with his humor and expertise.  Some of the items for our live auction are as follows:

  • Jet Blue airline tickets
  • Disney World park hopper passes
  • A round of golf for 4 at selected Sea Island courses including Seaside and Plantation
  • A 2 hour putting lesson by Mike Shannon at Sea Island's Golf's Performance Center
  • Tours of Colonial's Island
  • Glass on metal artwork by artist Heather Noilani Myler, "Myler for Evans Design"

Plus more live as well as silent auction items. 

Last year we sold out, so please get your tickets early.  You can purchase directly from our website or send a check for $50 per person to Helping Hugs, Inc., PO Box 24477, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.  We hope to see you there.


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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.

September 2017 Newsletter 


President:  Larry Meagher

Vice President/Corresponding Sec:  Mary Lynch

Recording Sec:  Bill Horn

Treasurer:  Bob Hochwald