Bucks For A Bag

Bucks for a Bag

St. Paul Haiti Committee learned that we can buy rice in Haiti at a lower cost than shipping it from Michigan. We can provide 49% more rice to the hungry families of our partner parishes for each dollar spent, while using our parish contributions toward building the Haitian economy. Don Harmon, Patrick Alziphat, Mark Bonnema, Fr. Ronald Jeannite(St. Louis de Montfort parish priest), Port de Paix St. Paul Haiti Committee learned that we can buy rice in Haiti at a lower cost than shipping it from Michigan. We can provide 49% more rice to the hungry families of our partner parishes for each dollar spent, while using our parish contributions toward building the Haitian economy.
Buying and shipping rice from Michigan = 1.6 pounds per dollar spent

Buying rice in Port de Paix, Haiti = 2.3 pounds per dollar spent

Please support St. Paul’s annual, newly improved “Bucks for a Bag” campaign. ¬†Envelopes are available at Masses the last weekend of September. They can be placed in the collection, given to an usher, or dropped off at the parish office.

Donations earmarked for the Haiti Mission or Bucks for a Bag can also be accepted at the parish office year round.

If we were to buy rice in US and ship to Port de Paix:

Cost of a 50 pound bag of rice (Sam’s Club) $15.34
Cost of shipping from Grand Rapids to Port de Paix $15.00 (low estimate)
Total $30.34 (61 cents/pound)

Buy in Port de Paix:

Cost of a 55 pound bag of rice (Port de Paix) 950 Goude/$23.54
(43 cents/pound)