Helping Hugs, Inc.’s mission is to help distressed communities in need of material, educational, or medical supplies.  The goal is to promote healthcare, education, small business development and spiritual support.  At the present time, Helping Hugs is concentration its efforts in the city of Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti as a result of the devastating earthquake which occurred in 2010.   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.  For more information on Helping Hugs, Inc., please click this link to Helping Hugs, Inc.’s website:    http://www.helpinghugsinc.org/index.htm

 

Education Fund Drive – June 15th, 2018 through August 15th, 2018

Each year we assist Father Islaire  by supporting three schools in the Cotes-de-Fer area of Haiti.  Because of your donations, many children in the area are able to attend school and receive an education.  The money is used to provide tuition, teacher’s salaries and training, books and supplies and a school lunch program.  Each year since we started, we have been able to take an increasing role in the support of these three schools.  As a result, more children are able to attend and receive an education.  Last year we were also able to support tuition for 30 high school students who otherwise would have had to quit attending school.  The budget for school operations this year is $25,000.  $9,000 is supplied by other organizations working in Haiti leaving the remaining $16,000 as a request from Father Islaire to Helping Hugs, Inc.  The yearly tuition for one high school student (we were asked to support 30) is $160.  The remaining $11,200 is used to support the 3 elementary schools.   Thank you for what you have done in the past and we hope that your generosity will continue in the coming 2018 – 2019 school year. Please help us meet our $16,000 goal.