Medical Missions

This past Saturday, April 21st, a group of doctors and nurses from Santo Domingo came to Catalina to provide follow up medical care to those in the area. These doctors and nurses are from a church called IBI in Santo Domingo. These doctors and nurses are no strangers to Handfuls of Hope since the HOH team worked along side them during the 2018 Medical Mission Trip in January. This past Saturday, their third follow up medical visit to Handfuls of Hope was a great success! 580 people were treated!

Handfuls of Hope Presents Danny Gokey in Concert


Handfuls of Hope is proud to present a very special evening with Christian artist Danny Gokey!

Chick-fil-A will be available for purchase at 5 pm

Doors open at 6 pm

Get your tickets now!

Discount for Group tickets (10 or more) and Meet & Greet Admission are available

The Learning Hands and Feet of God

Take a look at how students at the Handfuls of Hope School have the opportunity to learn in the classroom and also learn outside of the classroom with hands on activities!

We praise God for all the staff at the school that continually invest time and energy into the lives of these children, and also for the Education Committee who works diligently towards their success.

Outstanding Student at HOH School

Jwarly Vargas is a 7th grade student at the Handfuls of Hope School. It is our pleasure to announce that during the Math Regional Competition this year he won first place! He will be competing on the National Level in early April. 


More About Jwarly Vargas:
His favorite subjects are Math and English. He likes baseball, drawing, and graphic design. 

Timothy Christian School Mission Trip 2018

The TCS Team arrived in the Dominican Republic on Thursday, March 8th. Since their arrival, they have worked in 2 villages, San Jose and Lemon Hill. They also visited the Children's Hospital on Sunday and have worked with our ministry friend, Jay Muños. The team will be visiting the Dominican/American School this afternoon March 11th.

We praise the Lord for the work He is doing in the lives - from here and there- that are being touched.  

Serving the Lord Together

Earlier this week, the Handfuls of Hope team had the opportunity to work with a team from our ministry partner, Feed My Starving Children. We distributed food, love, and God's promises in La Rigola, Dominican Republic.

Medical Clinic with IBI Church

As a follow-up to our recent medical mission trip, our friends and partners from Iglesia Bautista Internacional (IBI) conducted a medical clinic at the HOH school this weekend, providing additional care and support to individuals whose needs could not be fully met during the mission trip.  The IBI team treated approximately 100 people and we're thrilled to report they will be returning to Catalina on a monthly basis, working alongside the local church to continue to minister to the community. We are so thankful for their commitment and for their partnership with HOH.

HOH School Valentine's Day Celebration

On Wednesday the HOH school held its annual Valentine's Day activity for the morning session students. All the children were invited to come dressed in red to celebrate this special day. The day started with devotional time, singing about the love of God and how we should extend this love to everyone and how this love can change our lives.  We shared John 3:16 and talked about how much love the Lord has for us, giving his son to die for us, and how we should show this kind of sacrificial love to each other.  Each classroom had a special time to celebrate the day. The preschool and kindergarten students had some special treats together and Valentines coloring pages. The 1st-3rd grades each had gift exchanges.  After recess, kindergarten through third grade gathered in the main area to have a time of singing and competitions until dismissal. All the kindergarten students received a prize for best behavior during the activity and a few individual students from 1st-3rd grade received prizes from winning the competitions. 

The afternoon kids (fourth through ninth grade) did not have any special activities because of the upcoming activities and projects they have, but most classes had a small gift exchange. On Friday we will have a special dinner and gift exchange with all the school staff that we are looking forward to.

~Alesha Kollert

2018 Medical Team: Landing

The team landed at JFK last night after about a week's worth of work in the Dominican Republic. Everyone is back home safe with countless praises from all of the great experiences had during the week! 

We thank the Lord for always keeping the team safe and for allowing them the opportunity to serve together in impacting the lives of many in the Dominican Republic. 

2018 Medical Mission Trip


Your prayers are appreciated for the medical team that will be going to the Dominican Republic this Wednesday, January 24th. We hope the mission trip will be an opportunity to help improve the lives of many of those who can't afford or get to health care facilities by providing them with medical attention and care. The team will also be participating in the Isaiah 58 Ministry and helping with different projecting in surrounding villages.

Nick Di Mare, a trip participant, will be writing daily posts about the team's activities. You can read these entries on Happening Now! 

Medical Team:

The informational and Packing meeting will be Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3 pm.

Address: 4 Cotswold Lane, Warren NJ

Happy New Year!

We are overjoyed with everything HOH was able to accomplish in 2017!

As we transition into 2018, we would like to thank everyone who contributed into making 2017 a successful year for Handfuls of Hope.

We are even more excited about what 2018 will bring! 
Starting with our Medical Mission trip this January. Please keep the Medical team in your prayers! 

Merry Christmas!

Handfuls of Hope would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Thank you to everyone who sponsors a child, goes on a Mission Trip, joins us at an event, volunteers, is an employee, and everyone who has ever helped shape HOH into what it is today. We are so blessed and we appreciate every single one of you so very much. HOH would not be where it is today without your constant support.  


Sponsor a Child for Christmas

Have you ever thought of sponsoring a child? It is easier than you imagine. This Christmas, add sponsoring a child to your list of gifts. It will be life changing!

Through our Sponsorship Program, a $35.00 monthly donation provides a child with access to quality education. Every child deserves the opportunity to receive an education in order to reach his or her full potential. By sponsoring, you have the chance to be a part of a great story.

If you were to add up how much money you spend on coffee at the end of the month, $35.00 for tuition seems like nothing. Surprise a child this Christmas with the gift of receiving an education. Come together with your loved ones and donate as a family outreach!

Let's keep encouraging these children to continue growing and learning!