An ongoing project of the Grand Island Diocesan Council of Catholic Women has been the collecting of Best Choice Bar Codes to support clean drinking water. This project started in 2007 when Betty Larson was International Chair and Judy Wagoner was co-chair. The first check redemption in 2007 was for redemption of 5,000 bar codes and the bonus money. At that time only a few stores in Grand Island and Kearney carried the Best Choice Products.
In December 12,000 Best Choice Bar codes were redeemed bringing the total for the year 2018 to 33,000 bar codes redeemed for a total of $990.00 for the Mission II Haiti Water project.
A HUGE HELP is when the bar codes are trimmed and counted. What is needed is the number at the bottom that begins 70038xxxxxx. That shows that the bar code is from a best choice product. Last year ladies spent time trimming and counting the bar codes, but if you would help us trim and count, they will be free to participate in the planned activities of the spring assembly.
We received the certificate to participate again this year so please help with the project, enjoy Best Choice products, trim and count and come join us at the GIDCCW Spring Assembly, April 26 and 27th at Camp Comeca in Cozad. Or, bring the bar codes to your spring Deanery meetings, and as a last resort mail to Judy Wagoner, 1411 Walnut St, Wood River, NE.