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The Beach, a Tree Farm and a Birthday Party!

  • June 7, 2017
  • HATS Visitors

June 4, 2017 The last few days around here have been busy and filled with fun! I have really been enjoying getting to know the children better... Continue Reading

A Warm Welcome and the Power of Simple Smiles

  • June 1, 2017
  • HATS Visitors

I am 3 days in to my first visit at the HATS base and I am thoroughly enjoying my time with Karen, Luc and the rest of... 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

So Good to be Back at HATS!

  • May 26, 2017
  • Karen Huxter

Back home in Haiti. It is good to be back. Lots has happened since the last blog. Luc and I visited in Ontario on our way back... Continue Reading

Photos of Work & Play!

  • May 14, 2017
  • Karen Huxter

Party on the roof of the admin building with Mama Karen Everyone helps to put away supplies delivered by Papa Luckner Truck washing involves kids of all... Continue Reading

Luc (Ti Luc) in Canada

  • May 6, 2017
  • Karen Huxter

While in Canada Luc is kept very busy with Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Doctor appointments, Gymnastics, and now Soccer is added twice weekly. Add home schooling, with... Continue Reading

Mama is Back Home!

  • April 28, 2017
  • Karen Huxter

HATS kids – fun times with Mama Karen. I am thoroughly enjoying time at home with our kids. The children are thrilled to have me home again.... Continue Reading

Balloons, Crafts, Music and Hockey

  • April 22, 2017
  • Karen Huxter

Sometimes a team staying at a mission in our area ask permission to come see our mission, especially because we have a bunch of kids who love... Continue Reading

Rain Hats, Packing Tape, Gymnastics & Bonfires

  • April 8, 2017
  • Karen Huxter

Greetings from Karen and Ti Luc (or Luc as he is starting to want to be called.) He says he is no longer ‘ti’ (small) and so... 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

Artibonite River Valley – Canal Walks

  • March 24, 2017
  • Keith Wight

If you have read any of the blogs of visiting teams at HATS, two things get mentioned often. The children and the canal walks. The walks are... Continue Reading

Thank You for a Wonderful, Memorable Week!

  • March 23, 2017
  • Karen Huxter

Thank you Nicki and Mike. Thank you for returning to us and for bringing Frank, Deborah and Ashley. We enjoyed having them with us. Thank you very... Continue Reading

The Road to St. Marc

  • March 19, 2017
  • Keith Wight

The drive to and from HATS and St. Marc is never ordinary and certainly never routine. It should be. We do the drive regularly; about every week... Continue Reading

Time to Go?! We Just Settled In 😩

  • March 18, 2017
  • HATS Visitors

It is so hard to believe that it is our final full day here at HATS. The time has just flown by! We feel like we are... Continue Reading