Fête for Haiti - Friday, Nov 9, 2018
A dinner to support and celebrate, "The Spirit of Giving" for Education, Medical Mission, Infrastructure and Water.
Life Expectancy
This couple is the oldest couple in the village. They are actually in the mid-60s. The life expectancy is about 65.
Donations
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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WELCOME TO Helping Hugs, INC

Our mission is to help distressed communities in need of material, education, or medical supplies.  Our goal is to promote healthcare, education, small business development and spiritual support.  At the present time, we are concentrating our efforts in the city of Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti and surrounding mountain villages as a result of the devastating earthquake which occurred in 2010 and hurricane Matthew in 2016. 

Helping Hugs, Inc. and St. William Church have joined the Parish Twining Program of the Americas and are working closely with Father Islaire, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Côtes-de-Fer.

2018 Helping Hugs medical mission trip to Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti 

> 1000 lbs
Of School Supplies, Medical Supplies, Toys and School Uniforms
> $ 50000
in Donations/Fundraisers in support of St Joseph Parish and the community of Cotês-de-Fer, Haiti
> 500 students
Received Educational Scholarships in Cotês-de-Fer, Haiti

What We Do

Our mission is to help distressed communities in need of material, educational, or medical supplies.

Water

As a result of our mission trips, we have identified that many of the illnesses can be traced to the lack of clean water. Therefore, Helping Hugs has initiated “Clean Water” projects to help improve the health and hygiene of the people of Côtes-de-Fer.

Education

Attempting to break the cycle of poverty through education, Helping Hugs, Inc. sponsors 3 schools for children of Côtes-de-Fer. Many of the families cannot afford to give their children an education and thecommunity is grateful for the sponsorship.

Infrastructure

A major project for 2018 was to provide a roof for the St. Lawrence Chapel. That project has now been completed. Parishioners in Bouca Moran, Haiti can now attend Church and other community events without the concern of adverse weather conditions.

Medical

During our medical mission trips, we take the opportunity to distribute personal hygiene items and over the counter type of medicines. The items donated by our partner, The Links, and parishioners of St. William Church are used as gifts and an opportunity to teach hygiene as disease prevention.

St. William Church

St. William Church is located at 2300 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA. The church entered the Twinning Program with St. Joseph of Haiti in 2008.

Helping Hugs'

Our mission is to help distressed communities in need of material, educational, or medical supplies. 

MOST CURRENT EVENTS
  1. General Meeting at “Thrive”

    November 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
MOST CURRENT PROJECTS

New Chapel Roof

One of our major projects for 2018 was to provide a roof for the St. Lawrence Chapel – it is now complete. St. Lawrence is one of the 10 chapels under the care of Father Islaire Faustin.  Parishioners in Bouca Moran, Haiti will now be able to attend Church and other community  events without the concern of adverse weather conditions.  Thank you to all who helped make this possible. 

Goals for Education

$16,000 GOAL
Education Campaign 100%
Thank You!

Getting an education in Haiti is difficult but because of you most kids can go to school and look forward to getting a job to help support their family. Helping Hugs, Inc. supports 3 schools with over 250 kids and we were dependent on your support for the 2018 – 2019 School Year. The cost to operate the schools this year is estimated to be $16,000. Most families do not have the money to send their children to school. For many children their only meal for the day is the one they receive at school. You can help them by making a donation today. Our “Education Campaign” ran from June 15th to August 15th. We are pleased to announce that we have succeeded in reaching our goal of $16,000 thanks to you.   We can now fully operate the three schools for 2018 – 2019. However, if you would like to help us improve our educational facilities by introducing  technology to the classroom, please visit our “Donation Page” and make a difference.