Trash to Treasure {Cardboard for a Cause}

Did you know that your box of Cheerios can yield $40 (or more) in profit for a mother or father in need when sold as beaded bracelets or necklaces? The Apparent Project provides a redeeming economic situation for Haitian families, creates beauty out of garbage, and helps the environment. By saving your cardboard for this organization you can change the lives of families.

The Apparent Project’s main mission is to keep families united. God’s word gives a specific command to care for orphans. In Haiti, most orphans aren’t orphans because they lost their parents, but because their parents were unable to provide. A vicious cycle of government corruption and lack of funding makes adoption difficult and orphanages underfunded and overcrowded.

“This is why we are called the “Apparent Project”. We are trying to help mothers and fathers in poverty be A PARENT to their children. We are educating and taking care of street kids who don’t have A PARENT. We are using media and the arts to make the needs of Haiti APPARENT to those who can help, and we are doing this all with the hope that the love of God will be made more APPARENT to those we humbly serve and that He will be known as A PARENT to the parent less.”

Rays of Hope International, a volunteer based ministry, graciously came alongside this organization by accomplishing most of the necessary work here in the U.S. to keep the project running. They have a system to ship products and supplies to Haiti that helps eliminate some pricey shipping costs.

Please send your colorful cardboard to:

Rays of Hope International US Headquarters

446 Grandville Avenue SW- Dock 6

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Thanks for reading! Cheerio!! (get it??)

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