Haiti Mission or Bridge to Bois de Lance
Give the Gift of Bridge to Bois de Lance
Do you have someone on your Christmas list that is hard to buy for or just doesn’t need or want any material gifts? If so, consider giving a gift in their honor to our Haiti Mission, Bridge to Bois de Lance.
There are cards in the vestibule that you can use to donate and to give to the person that you are honoring. Thank you for supporting Bridge to Bois de Lance.
“Fighting poverty, both material and spiritual, building peace and constructing bridges: these, as it were, are the reference points for a journey that I want to invite each … to take up.”
Christ the King Parish has joined St. Matthew Parish to help develop & support two parishes in Haiti. Our parish goal is to provide school lunches for approximately 350 children at the two parish schools. We began with a food drive in October of 2017. From the collection at masses and donations from the school, we collected 2,100 pounds of beans and rice and 41 gallons of cooking oil! Food drives are not usually practical due to shipping costs, but we were able to take advantage of a shipping container that St. Matthew Parish is using to complete work on the rectory. Moving forward, we will provide money to the schools to pay for the children’s food as well as employ cooks to prepare and serve the food.
We ask that you prayerfully consider sponsoring a child at a cost of $20 a month. This will provide lunch for the student for the entire month. A recurring online donation helps us to provide consistent and ongoing support. Here are instructions for setting up your donations for those of your not familiar with our Online Giving portal. One-time contributions are also welcomed and can be placed in an envelope marked Bridge to Bois de Lance along with the form below and placed in the offertory basket or brought to the Parish Office. We are also in need of additional support in our parish Bridge to Bois de Lance team. If you are interested in serving in any way or traveling to Haiti in the future, please contact Betsy Burke.
A single donation of $1 provides lunch for one child – for one day
A single donation of $5 provides lunch for one child – for one week
A single donation of $20 provides lunch for one child – for one month
A single donation of $200 provides lunch for one child – for one year
A monthly donation of $5 provides lunch for three children – for one month
A monthly donation of $10 provides lunch for six children – for one month
A monthly donation of $20 provides lunch for one child – for one year
A monthly donation of $40 provides lunch for two children – for one year
A monthly donation of $60 provides lunch for three children – for one year
If you would like to be a part of the Haiti Mission Committee, please contact Barbara Gushrowski.
If you are interested in travelling to Haiti on a Mission Trip, please contact
Bridge to Bois de Lance Packing List
Bridge to Bois de Lance Vaccine Information
Bridge to Bois de Lance Passport Information
St. Matthew Haiti Page