Only 55 days till Christmas !!!!!

Are you ready? Got your shopping done? I’ve got some gift suggestions for you in today’s blog.

As you probably know HATS (Hands Across the Sea) runs not only the orphanage but a school as well. This year there are over 425 students, an increase of almost 100 over last year. The Institution Mixte Karen Huxter is housed in the adjoining compound from the orphanage and caters to not only the HATS kids but kids from the surrounding community as well.

Institution Mixte Karen Huxter


Students arriving for school

The school is staffed by Haitian Board of Education certified teachers and Luckner Estimable and Karen are the Director and Administrator respectively. The school has an excellent academic record and last year scored well above the national average in final exams.

The school yard


Flag raising




Typical classroom


Karen distributing new textbooks

In light of the increased enrollment, the organization is in need of student sponsors for this year. As of today there is a shortfall of about 65 kids needing a sponsor. What a great Christmas gift for the person that has everything. Give the gift of education sponsorship to a Haitian child.

Waiting for school photos

School sponsorship provides an excellent education to children whose families cannot afford the costs of tuition, books and uniforms.  Our school children also receive a high-nutrition drink at recess and a hot lunch every school day. School sponsorship covers the majority of the cost of uniforms, textbooks and schooling for the year, including nutritional support.
It costs only $275 per year to sponsor a child from preschool to grade 6 and High school sponsorship costs $375/year.

Contact to sponsor or check out the web-site for more information.

Thank you in advance for your support and Merry Christmas!!!!