GREEN BAY, Wis. (May 2, 2019) – The World Mission Office of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay is once again sponsoring the Shipping Container Project. This project aims to collect enough supplies to fill an entire shipping container to send to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The broad range of items needed for specific projects will directly benefit the health, well-being, and quality of life of those in these two areas of the Caribbean.
The past three years, 40-foot shipping containers were filled with a total of 60 tons of items. “The people of the Diocese of Green Bay have been so generous with this project,” said Cindy St. Aubin, World Mission Director for the Catholic Foundation. “They prayed, gave money, bought new items, cleaned out garages and basements, 120,200 lbs. worth – all to donate to the poorest of the poor. These gifts greatly impact the lives of so many people. Fr. Mike and Sr. Maria are great stewards of what they receive, nothing is wasted; even the empty shipping containers are converted into buildings! It brings me such joy to see the generosity of our communities, sharing the love of Jesus with our brothers and sisters in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.”
Sr. Maria Marciano works to construct roads, provide fresh water, and teach about agriculture and reforestation. Her work provides clean water, life-sustaining food sources, health, wellness, education, and flood and erosion prevention, and impacts 160,000 lives in Haiti. Her goal is to build 15 more community centers to be used for medical and dental clinics, teaching adult literacy, and community meetings.
For more than 50 years, the Diocese of Green Bay has provided financial support and priests to staff two parishes in the Dominican Republic, St. Teresa Parish in Elías Piña and St. Isidore Parish in El Llano. They are currently served by Fr. Mike Seis, who ministers to approximately 90,000 people in his two parishes and approximately 1,350 students in Catholic schools.
Items needed include: mattresses, office supplies, farm/construction supplies, medical supplies, hygiene items, housewares and clothing. For a list of specific items, please visit:
The Shipping Container Project deadline is July 31, 2019. For drop-off locations across the diocese, pick-up service, or additional information, please visit
For more than 20 years, the Catholic Foundation has been encouraging financial generosity through faithbased giving. As a full service foundation, the Catholic Foundation focuses on Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries by helping families with all their giving needs. Through the generous support of many people, nearly $40 million has been distributed to impact thousands of people’s lives throughout northeastern Wisconsin. Gifts are used to help people discover, follow, worship, and share Jesus. To learn more, please visit our website at