The North American Mission Board is coordinating something I think is a wonderful way to help Haiti. Buckets of Hope. I am hoping our Sunday School class will do at least one and maybe our homeschool group or maybe just our family. A practical way to show Christ's love is always valuable and a wonderful experience for my children.
Here is the items you are required to purchase, they are kind of particular, but that is to get it through customs speedily, if even one bucket varies it can hold-up a whole shipment.
A 5-gallon plastic bucket with handle and form-fitting lid, which must be new and unused, Buckets without a logo or other commercial imprint are preferred. For a list of places to purchase buckets look here.
The Food Items
The food items can be generic, store brand items. Do not substitute any items listed and do not add additional items.
2 - 5-pound bags long grain enriched rice
1 - 48-ounce plastic bottle cooking oil
2 - 2-pound bags dry black beans (can substitute with red beans)
1 - 5-pound bag of all-purpose flour (not self-rising)
1 - 20-ounce cylinder container of granulated white sugar (coffee service size)
2 - 1-pound boxes of spaghetti noodles
1 - 2-pound 8-ounce (40 oz) plastic jar of smooth peanut butter
1 - 2-gallon plastic ziplock storage bag (used to wrap the bottle of cooking oil)