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Beate Rufft

Thank goodness for photos!

  • August 28, 2017
  • Beate Rufft

Blog from another family member of HATS-Haiti – Beate Rufft Hello everyone Thank goodness for photos! I take so many of them now (not like the old... Continue Reading

Special Visitors to Toronto

  • May 30, 2017
  • Beate Rufft

Hey all, it’s Beate. As you already know, I got to have the one and only Karen and Luc stay with me in Toronto. I can’t begin... Continue Reading

How to Pack for a Trip to Haiti

  • April 3, 2017
  • Beate Rufft

Hi Everyone, it’s Beate. So, I’m going to HATS at the end of July, but I figured that it’s never too early to start packing all of... Continue Reading

HATS group shot

Successful Shum de Salsa Fundraiser!

  • March 27, 2017
  • Beate Rufft

Beate’s writing this from “sunny” Toronto! I’m writing this blog to officially thank everyone for their amazing generosity during our fundraising event held on March 9th, Shum deSalsa... Continue Reading

Where Has the Time ⏰ Gone???

  • August 25, 2016
  • Beate Rufft

I’ve lost track of the days, so I apologize ? for not writing a blog sooner. The days certainly have their routine, and time slips away when... Continue Reading

Friday Night, Ladies Night!

  • August 22, 2016
  • Beate Rufft

Oh yes, it’s Friday Night….Ladies Night! You know, when you get to be my age, with a grown up daughter, you forget how exhausting it can be... Continue Reading

Karen Left me all Alone!

  • August 18, 2016
  • Beate Rufft

Hello my friends, Heather is gone….Karen is gone…who’s left at HATS you may wonder? Why it’s Beate!!!! Yes, Karen trusted me to be here alone with all... Continue Reading

2 Accidents and a Wedding, to Hugs and Smiling Faces

  • August 10, 2016
  • Beate Rufft

Two accidents and a wedding, but we weren’t involved in either! But I have to ‘back up’ to our arrival at the airport to tell the story.... Continue Reading

Hamburger Cookout with Corn on the Cob!

  • July 16, 2015
  • Beate Rufft

It’s Sunday and what a great way to start the day…we went to church of course. Yolene led the service, with little Karena assisting her, and we... Continue Reading

Mmmm, Fresh Baked Bread!

  • July 15, 2015
  • Beate Rufft

Well, we’ve been without internet for the last few days, so this blog is coming out late. Mind you, I’ve been pretty busy with other things. Karen... Continue Reading

Somedays Encounter More Challenges than Others

  • July 11, 2015
  • Beate Rufft

Would you believe that today is Friday already? I’m here only until next Tuesday (Wednesday I leave early), and already I wish I could have booked a... Continue Reading

We are Missing Heather, Ronaele and LaRee

  • July 8, 2015
  • Beate Rufft

It’s getting late by Haitian standards (9:00 p.m.). I’m up at Karen’s house and can still hear a few little ones down at the children’s house being... Continue Reading

Sew, Sew Good!

  • July 5, 2015
  • Beate Rufft

Beate So, Thursday night the local Disco blared music (rap) into the wee hours of the night…and Friday night, we were blessed with a church service that... Continue Reading

Happy Canada Day from Haiti 🇨🇦

  • July 2, 2015
  • Beate Rufft

I want to send out a big thank you to all of you Canadians who help support our Mission. Actually, a humungous thank you to our international... Continue Reading

Goodbye Sweet, Beautiful, Happy & Loving Children!

  • July 7, 2014
  • Beate Rufft

Our last day has crept up on us so fast. It’s 8:45 p.m. and the day is winding down. We just said bye to all the sweet,... Continue Reading