Helping Hugs Inc for Haiti"Fête for Haiti Dinner Was a Success!
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.
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WELCOME TO Helping Hugs, INC

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

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

> 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 and the surrounding communities. In 2021 we will begin to drill wells in communities where there is no source of clean water.

Education

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

Infrastructure

Repairs and improvements were made to 9 of the 10 remote chapels of St. Joseph Catholic Church since 2018 and will be completed in 2021. Church and community events can now be attended 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 Catholic Church are used as gifts and an opportunity to teach hygiene as disease prevention.

St. William Catholic Church

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

Helping Hugs'

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

MOST CURRENT EVENTS
MOST CURRENT PROJECTS

New Chapel Roof

One of our goals was to repair and complete the construction of the 10 chapels under the care of Father Islaire Faustin damaged in the earthquake of 2010.  Depicted above is one of the major projects completed in 2018, a new roof for the St. Lawrence Chapel. – it is now complete.  Parishioners in Bouca Moran, Haiti will now be able to attend Church and other community  events without the concern of adverse weather conditions.  This year, 2021, we will complete the major construction work and begin painting the chapels to provide a protective coating and attractive appearance.  Thank you for you donations that have restored the chapels for their respective communities.

Goals for Education

$24,000 GOAL
Education Campaign 100%
Thank You!

Getting an education in Haiti is difficult but because of you most Children can go to school and look forward to getting a job to help support their family. Helping Hugs, Inc. supports 3 schools with over 320 children and we were dependent on your support for the 2020 – 2021 School Year. The cost to operate the schools this year is estimated to be $24,000. 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 May 15th to July 15th. We are pleased to announce that we have succeeded in reaching our goal of $24,000 thanks to you.   We can now fully operate the three schools for 2020 – 2021. 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.

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