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Join Us in New Jersey – Thursday, October 4

Enjoy music, food and conversation with a Haitian flair! Our newest Celebration is only weeks away! Please join us as we honor our Global Health teams.  Celebrate with us the programs they champion that directly save the lives of children and adults in Haiti: cervical cancer screen and treat, fighting malnutrition, pediatric outreach, and helping […]

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Haiti’s Clean Water Problem and What We are Doing to Fix It

There are so many health and medical-related challenges in Haiti that it is often hard to prioritize who and what to treat. While the problems are numerous, the funds needed to tackle them are lacking. Malnutrition, clean water, helping mothers and children severely lacking in basic medical care – these are just a few of […]

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Walking in Another’s Shoes-Understanding Why People Flee

What makes us care? What makes us want to help another person? What makes us want to make the world a better place? Is it empathy, compassion, or understanding? Is it learning the facts and educating oneself about the reality of another? In other words: walking a mile in another’s shoes. At Hands Up for […]

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Is It Enough to Save One Life? The Miracle of Hermano – The Heartbreak of Those We Reach Too Late

Returning to Haiti always fills me with mixed emotions. The opportunity to make a difference and positively impact the health and lives of individuals that have so few opportunities to access medical care is an exhilarating feeling for a doctor. The chance to reunite with old team mates, to see the experience through the eyes […]

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HotHotHaiti! – Hands Up for Haiti’s Annual Celebration!

You Don’t Know Haiti Until You Celebrate With Us! We can’t wait to see you on Friday evening, April 27, as we celebrate the best of Haitian culture and the lifesaving efforts of Hands Up for Haiti. Here are some things you should know: Come hungry, and savor the amazing food catered by On the […]

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HotHotHaiti! Introduces Luckner Candio

You Don’t Know Haiti Until You Celebrate With Us! Meet Luckner Candio, one of the featured artists at HotHotHaiti! Prince Luc, as he is known, was born in Cayes, Jacmel in 1977. He was raised by his parents until the age of 10, after which he was adopted by Haitian artist Prince Jean Jo. Prince […]

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HotHotHaiti! Introduces Samuel “Sammo” Augustin

You Don’t Know Haiti Until You Celebrate With Us! Meet Samuel “Sammo” Augustin, one of the featured artists at HotHotHaiti! Each of Sam’s paintings, while amazingly abstract, has a unique message focusing on Haiti’s destruction and rebirth. A studio artist for 28 years, his work has been exhibited in the main lobby of the United […]

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HotHotHaiti! Introduces Gina Samson

You Don’t Know Haiti Until You Celebrate With Us! Meet Gina Samson, one of the featured artists at HotHotHaiti! Gina’s artwork is influenced by the rich cultural heritage and vibrant colors of the Caribbean, as well as by the New York City urban environment. Originally from Port au Prince, Gina regularly exhibits in the New […]

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HotHotHaiti! Introduces Eder Romeus

You Don’t Know Haiti Until You Celebrate With Us! Meet Eder Romeus, one of the featured artists at HotHotHaiti! Eder was born in Archaie in January 1982. Polio left him paraplegic as a young child; nevertheless it only takes a brief conversation or a look at his artwork to realize that polio was no match […]

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Judy McAvoy: In Loving Memory

The Hands Up for Haiti family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Judy Rhineschmidt McAvoy, our dear friend and a founding member of HUFH. Judy served on the Hands Up for Haiti Board of Directors since its inception and was an active trip leader and program director. Judy was a registered nurse whose […]

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