Our Stories

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

Visiting the School & Verrettes Market

  • March 17, 2017
  • HATS Visitors

Wednesday started with another sunrise  walk 🌅 – we are definitely getting our steps in! The views are stunning and each day brings a new route and... Continue Reading

Quiet Library Time 📚

  • March 15, 2017
  • HATS Visitors

It’s so good to be back at HATS! Last spring Mike and I (Nicki) were here at HATS for 3 months. During the past 9 months that... Continue Reading

Jesus to the Nations Conference 2017

  • Tim Newell

Hands Across the Sea will be an exhibitor at this year’s Jesus to the Nations Conference. Admission to the conference is free. We look forward to seeing... Continue Reading

Breathtaking Views with the Rising Sun

  • March 14, 2017
  • HATS Visitors

We started today off with a Sunrise walk along the canal. What a breathtaking view of the fields, trees, and homes against the mountains while the sun... Continue Reading

Need for 2016/2017 Sponsors Increased ⬆

  • March 13, 2017
  • Lynn McKee

Thank you to everyone who sponsored a student following our previous posts on February 19 and March 3. Unfortunately our need for sponsors has increased instead of... Continue Reading

Cornerstone Team’s Visit 🌧🎶⚽

  • HATS Visitors

Our team of five flew into Port-au-Prince Saturday afternoon. After a bumpy ride to HATS we arrived just in time for a bowl full of soup-joumou (pumpkin... Continue Reading

Karen & Kids

Honouring Karen on International Women’s Day

  • March 9, 2017
  • Lynn McKee

Karen Huxter, Founder & Director of Hands Across the Sea In honour of International Women’s Day, Hands Across the Sea celebrated our founder, Karen Huxter. At the... Continue Reading

Computer Basics Class

Laptop Donations Needed for Computer Classes

  • March 8, 2017
  • Lynn McKee

Computer Literacy at Hands Across the Sea Last year Hands Across the Sea began teaching computer classes. The classes have been covering basic computer operation, typing skills,... Continue Reading

Introduction to Computers … or Bedlam? 😆

  • March 6, 2017
  • Keith Wight

Last month I was assigned a new responsibility. (Apparently Karen and Luckner didn’t think I was busy enough.) So, I was given the job of teaching Introduction... Continue Reading