“…and a little child shall lead them” (Isaiah 11:6)
At the age of 6, a young Xavier visited Haiti for the first time on a family trip. While playing, he realized that there was something different about his Haitian playmates. Many of them were barefoot with torn, dirty clothes. Xavier wanted to know why! At that point, without hesitation, he told his mother, "Mommy, I want to be a superhero, I want to help these children" and emptied his suitcase to give his clothes to his new friends. Upon returning home, Xavier and his family led his school and other students in donation drives to help some of the children in need in Haiti; giving birth to Helping Hands and Beyond.
He may not be able to fly or leap a building in a single bound but, through his simple, yet selfless act of giving, Xavier became a superhero to the thousands of people helped by Helping Hands over the years. He is an example of the power we all have to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Making A Difference.
Helping Hands and Beyond volunteers have worked in clinic/camp settings treating children and adults with few medical and social resources from extremely poor communities as well as implemented youth enrichment camps, offering soccer, arts and craft, music, dance, field trips, life skills, personal growth, and team/esteem-building activities to boys and girls ages 5 to 15 years old.
For the past 11 years:
Calling All Superheroes!!!
Approximately 70% of the people in Haiti live in poverty (less than $2/day U.S.), with an average annual income of $400 per year.
15% of all children in Haiti are orphaned or abandoned; estimated at about 750,000 since the 2010 earthquake.
Over 11% of the population are moderately to severely underweight and half of the children under 5 are malnourished.
Like Xavier, you too can be a superhero to the children in need in Haiti. Thanks to a generous donation of land in the city of St. Michele, Haiti, Helping Hands and Beyond is building a "Home for Children" with an onsite clinic to provide love, care, spiritual wellness and shelter to the many children without parents. With your help, the "Home for Children" will be a beautiful, warm four-bedroom home for up to 12 children with a main meeting area, kitchen, dining and living rooms, on-site medical clinic, playground and yard. With $150,000, Helping Hands and Beyond can make this "Home" a reality.
 Haitian Orphan Project, 2014
 Haitian Orphan Project, 2014
 UNICEF, 2013
(Written by Michelle Pinnock Harper, President of High Impact Writing Solutions, a consulting firm dedicated to high quality business writing, planning and program development services.)
We would greatly appreciate monetary donations of any amount, gifts-in-kind or gift cards that you could donate for our ongoing mission projects. As we support numerous families, especially in underprivileged areas, your contributions propel our mission in helping children and families who are under-served. HHB is a 501(c)3 organization and any donation you make is tax-deductible as allowable by law.