**This is an updated post from the initial blog written on July 29th.
Typically, the first week after posting the annual shipping blogs, we receive the majority of donations and is our most financially fruitful week. Thus far, we’ve received around $500.00.
I know that everyone is stretched beyond their means. SO many are in need all over the world – including the USA. Please pray that God will make a way!
We have crossed off any supplies we’ve received thus far. We have collected almost everything we need for school – as well as an abundance of disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer!
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR…
Every August-September, my parents/family load several crates of supplies to send to Haiti via boat! These crates hold a YEAR’S WORTH of supplies… supplies that are vital for our programs as well as our community outreach.
It is ALWAYS our desire/goal to purchase our supplies in Haiti to help the local economy. However – with the political instability, blocked roads, lack of travelers, & increased prices for supplies – we are struggling more than ever to keep up with the basic needs.
The cost of wood to build the crates has nearly tripled since the pandemic. Additionally, with the rise in fuel prices, both the ground transportation of crates from KY to Miami and the boat ride from Miami to Haiti have increased significantly.
With the assassination of the President and upcoming fall elections, we are very concerned that the unrest will cause much needed supplies to become scarce. The boat shipment this year is going to be a defining factor in our daily ministry.
**Please mark: Boat Supplies in the notes section.
Or mail checks to:
7301 N Georgetown Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46268
**Please mark Mole Boat Supplies on a note.
- If you are collecting supplies for us – please have them to Kentucky by September 15th. (You can message me for the address if you don’t have it already).
- If you have any questions about the supply list – please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you would like to collect/purchase supplies – below is a link to the list of items that we need for the YEAR. There is also a link to an amazon list if you would like to personally shop and have it shipped directly to us. Because every step of the boat shipment process is more expensive, we want to be more intentional in how we go about collecting supplies. The form that we created will give us a better idea of what we need to purchase and what is being collected on our behalf.
To visit the form please click here – List of Needs
To visit the wishlist please click here – Amazon Wishlist
URGENT NEED: MEDICATION
We are constantly challenged in finding the needed medications for our pharmacy. As a mission, we are one of the only pharmacies within a 3-hour walk that has consistent stock. We’ve not had many teams the past 2 years, and usually they help meet our clinic’s base needs. Receiving these items as donations means we can afford to purchase the more specific meds and supplies in Haiti.
Many of our need medications such as antibiotics and blood pressure pills require a prescription.
***If anyone has connections to a pharmacist that would allow us to purchase them at cost, we would be very interested and can be contacted at email@example.com
URGENT NEED: TOILETRIES & FORMULA
Simple things like soap & toothpaste are nearly 3x as much money here as they are in the states. It’s difficult to keep up with our children’s home, staff, and community needs.
When our donated formula supply for medical and outreach programs runs out, we not only have to drive over 2 hours, but the supply is unreliable. This past year, we ran out and were unable to provide what was needed. Not only was it difficult to find and expensive, but many of the cans we purchased already had bugs growing in them.
FORMULA and other items like soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, lotion, etc – are CONSTANTLY running low..
I am EXTREMELY thankful to share the great news that we’ve secured 3500 jars of peanut butter, Christmas gifts for our children’s home is taken care of, and another group is actively collecting toiletries.
We know it’s been a tough year for many all around, and are so thankful for your continued prayers and support. We’re trusting God’s provision and thanking Him for using YOU to be a part of meeting the needs of our ministry!