Missionary Flights is accepting donations for Christmas Bags for Haiti until Friday, September 13, 2019. These bags need to arrive in Indiana by this day in order to give them enough time to be shipped. They will be placed on containers and shipped across the Atlantic to Haiti where they will then be disbursed.
Christmas Bags for Haiti originates back to 2002 when McDonalds donated a truck load of toys to a man in Haiti named Stan Curtis. Stan met with local pastors and teachers in order to distribute the toys, and that is how Christmas Bags for Haiti began. Now, 17 years later, CB4H averages around 10,000 bags per year. In 2012, the year that the earthquake hit Haiti, Christmas bags for Haiti hit their all-time high of over 12,000 bags.
MFI dedicates themselves every year to continue the tradition of collecting and sending these Christmas bags. MFI also accepts monetary donations on behalf of Christmas Bags for Haiti to help pay for additional bags and the shipment of bags to Haiti. We have seen first hand the tremendous impact that these bags, along with the presentation of the Gospel, has made on these children’s lives. Every bag has the same items except for the type of toy that is included. The bags are specific for older boy, older girl, young boy, or young girl. Each bag donated should also include $3 to cover the shipping costs. Below is a list of items that are included in each bag.
2 pens and 2 pencils
1 spiral notebook, 70 count
1 large coloring/activity book
1 box of 24 count crayons
1 bath size bar of soap
1 ziploc bag filled with gum or hard candy
1 new toy
$3 for shipping