February, 2016 Update: The shipping container sent by the Franciscan Warehouse Project has arrived at Ngara, Tanzania after clearing customs at Dar es Salaam. Everything is being put to full use, according to the Franciscan sisters.
Post-Drive Update: The parishioners of Cure' of Ars have come through on this project, donating a Franciscan Warehouse Project-truck full of items for Tanzania. Items included 500 sets of dinnerware. One generous and thoughtful parishioner purchased two washers and two dryers brand new at the appliance store for delivery to the Franciscan Warehouse Project warehouse. Another parishioner donated a $100 bill for the project. Many others donated new or used pots, dinnerware, desks, etc., including plates from a neighboring restaurant.
Knights of Columbus members were integral to the success of the drive, under the leadership of council Grand Knight Don Catron, including Ed Lewis, who brought his delivery trucks from the KC Home Med business for knights to use to pick up large items. All items were brought to the Cure' of Ars parking lot, where Sister Andrea and Paul Hanson parked the Franciscan Warehouse Project truck.
The Knights of Columbus council at Cure' of Ars is partnering with the
Warehouse Project of the Sisters of Saint Francis of the Holy Eucharist of
Independence, Missouri to collect 500 sets of dinnerware to be used by the
students of a primary school (pre-k to 7th grades) to be named St. Bonaventure
being built this summer in the town of Ngara, located in the Diocese of Rulenge-
Ngara, in the northwest corner of Tanzania, in East Africa. This is the area where
200,000 people took refuge temporarily during the horrific massacres in Rwanda
20 years ago.
Any kind of dinnerware (used, new, melamine, ceramic, metal, hard plastic, etc. )
will be suitable.
Needed for donation (all must be operable):
500 sets of dinnerware (plate, bowl, cup, spoon, and fork) - 500 sets
Cooking pots (soup tureens) - 20
TVs limit received, thank you!
DVD players limit received, thank you!
Washing Machines limit received, thank you!
Dryers limit received, thank you!
Lawn Mowers - 2
Candles - as many as possible
Sofas - 4
Garden tools (rakes, shovels, hoes, etc.)
Dust bin baskets - 12
(donation limits updated 4/21/15)
Please bring small items to Mass for collection by Knights at Mass the weekend
of April 18-19. The following Saturday, April 25, the Warehouse Project truck
will be at the Cure' of Ars parking lot from 9-11 a.m., to collect large and small
items for St. Bonaventure school.
Email the Knights at firstname.lastname@example.org to let the Knights know what you have to donate + arrange for large item pickup.
Links for Reference:
The Warehouse Project ships over $3 million yearly in goods and medical
equipment from Kansas City to needy missions worldwide via large shipping
The Franciscan Sisters of St. Bernadette are a community of 208 professed
members in Tanzania and are involved in schools, an orphanage, and clinics in
the Rulenge-Ngara diocese.
Franciscan Sisters of St. Bernadette
Diocese of Rulenge-Ngara
Join with us in our next participative parish activity....no obligation to join our group....contact the Grand Knight at (913) 649-1337 (Click on thumbnail to show full size photo).