THANK YOU for joining the Grand Island Council of Catholic Women collecting and saving the Best Choice UPC Bar Codes. This past fiscal year (August 1 to July 31, 2021) over 53,000 Best Choice Bar Codes were collected, trimmed, counted and redeemed. This resulted in $1,590.00 plus the bonus of $30.00 from Best Choice. Along with cash donations the GIDCCW made a distribution to Mission II Haiti of $2,000.00.
Mission II Haiti is a tax exempt 501(c)3 corporation, a non-profit, non-denominational organization based in Kearney, NE. The group travels to Haiti several times each year to provide water for the people of Haiti be repairing and placing pumps over open wells. They also take along the dresses, shorts and shirts to be distributed to the children they come in contact with.
Collection of the Best Choice Bar codes began in 2007 and has expanded due to greater distribution of Best Choice products. To date, (July 31, 2021), $32,265.00 has been distributed for the water projects with the larger portion of these funds coming from redemption of the Best Choice Bar Codes.
Thank you and please continue to collect and save the Best Choice Bar Codes. Plan to bring them to your parish collection point or to the deanery/diocesan meetings.
Judy Wagoner 08/29/21