Helping Hugs, Inc.
P.O. Box 24477
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

This year we are marking our 11th year in association with the Parish Twinning Program of the Americas. Our work is concentrated in the community of Côtes-de-Fer, and the surrounding mountain communities, on the south coast of Haiti. Although progress is being made, Haiti still remains the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Education, as well as access to clean water, remains a dire need. The lack of quality medical care remains an ongoing dilemma. Poor communities throughout the country desperately need support for economic development to occur. Much work is still needed.

We invite you to join us in our mission – to help distressed communities in need of material, educational, or medical supplies.  Share your skills with us and the Haitian people of St. Joseph Parish. Come to a meeting to learn more about what we do or share your talents and be a part of our effort. More information can be found on our website: or by contacting us at

Bob Hochwald, President

FÊTE FOR HAITI – Mark your calendars for a fun evening of dining and entertainment as Helping Hugs plans for its annual event.  This year’s Fête will be held at St. William Parish Hall, October 26, 6:00pm.  Dinner will be served at 7pm.  Ticket price is $60 per person and will be available for purchase soon on  Tickets requests can also be mailed to Helping Hugs, Inc., PO Box 24477, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.