2017 Lenten Almsgiving

The Ghana Rice Project

Organized by the Social Justice Committee of St. John Evangelist Parish, Kohler
and the Human Concerns Committee of Blessed Trinity Parish, Sheboygan Falls

Ghana Rice Project 2017

Rice is one of the most important dietary staples for the people in Africa. One 100 pound bag of rice can feed a family of five for 2-3 months. Unfortunately, weather and irrigation issues in rural areas make it difficult to grow. Import costs force prices to be more than the poor can afford.

You are invited and encouraged to participate in our fundraising efforts for a rice shipment to Ghana, Africa. The Salvatorian Mission Warehouse located in New Holstein, WI, currently purchases and ships over 500,000 pounds of rice to Africa each year. The Warehouse will organize the direct shipment with funds raised.

Donation Goal: $13,500

Rice Purchase 40,000 lbs. (400, 100# bags) $9,540
Shipping Costs $3,800
Average Cost/Shipment $13,340

For more information, contact:

  • St. John Evangelist Parish: 600 Green Tree Road Kohler, Wisconsin 53044 (920)452-9623
  • Blessed Trinity Parish: 327 Giddings Avenue, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin 53085 (920)467-4616

Checks/cash can be dropped into church baskets using designated envelopes or mailed to one of the above churches. Please designate “Ghana Rice Project” in check subject line. All donations are tax-deductible.

The last day of collection will be Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.