501(c)3 Non-Profit | Empowering Haitian Families

Collect Cereal Boxes

Shipping info for cereal boxes has been simplified.  Now, all you have to do is pack and ship your items. NO PAPERWORK REQUIRED!

CEREAL BOXES – What started it all!

Did you know that one cereal box can make about 50 beads and create 11 JOBS IN HAITI?

Our classic cereal box bracelet creates jobs for
  • 1 person to sort the boxes by color
  • 1 person to cut the boxes
  • 1 person to roll the beads
  • 1 person to coat with glue
  • 1 person to varnish
  • 1 person to take the beads off the sticks and sort by color
  • 1 manager to quality control the process
  • 1 jewelry maker to string the bracelet
  • 1 manager to check the size
  • 1 packer to pack and put in a box
  • 1 driver to take it to the shipping company

We use over 400 cereal boxes per day, so we are in constant need of more! Here’s how you can help:

Collect colorful Cereal Boxes that are 10 to 13 inches tall (without flaps)

So, we’ve collected the boxes. Now how do we get them to Haiti?

Packing/Shipping Instructions

First of all, go through all of your collected cereal boxes.

  • We are only taking cereal boxes at this time.
  • They cannot be smaller than 10–13 inches in height.
  • Open the flaps at both ends of the box and flattened it out. It would be helpful if the flaps were cut off.
  • Please pay attention to the thickness. You don’t want the cardboard to be too stiff. Remember, the artisans need to be able to roll it into a bead. If it’s thicker than your average cereal box – it will not work.
  • Next, find a shipping box a little longer than your tallest cereal box, and start stacking them inside. Pack as many boxes into it as possible, filling all the space – without bending the cereal boxes.

That’s it! Now you are ready to ship to Papillon! Send to:

Papillon Enterprise
BFP International
8050 NW 74th Ave
Medley, Florida 33166

Note: This address is for cereal boxes only.

We pay $0.15 per pound to ship them from the U.S. to Haiti, so any financial assistance with that is appreciated as well.
Donate To Ship Your Boxes To Haiti

If you have any questions:

Please feel free to email us at apparentprojectmedia@gmail.com.

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