The International Association of Beauforts was established in 1995 when Beaufort-en-Vallee, France hosted the first reunion of Beauforts. The Beaufort, North Carolina organization seeks to promote international cooperation, understanding and development through a variety of dynamic exchanges with cities and towns with whom Beaufort maintains active sister city partnerships. By interpreting our way of life to people of other cultures, we gain a better understanding of our own community. This site provides information on our local organization as well as overviews of each of our sister-city Beauforts.

Helping Good Samaritan School in Beaufort, Haiti

Sue Way, East Carteret High School Apparel teacher, and her students make pillowcase dresses for little girls at Good Samaritan School in Beaufort, Haiti. This year each student made two, enabling Beaufort Sister Cities to ship more than two dozen frilly little dresses.  Because the students also need to learn to set a collar, sleeves and make button holes, they also make pajamas for dolls.  In addition, the class tied two quilts to be sold at Tierra Fina, in downtown Beaufort, to benefit the Good Samaritan School sewing teacher's salary.  Many thanks to all the girls in Apparel at ECHS.