Buckets of Hope is a program where 5 gallon buckets are shipped to disaster areas when it has become safe for people to start the cleaning process. Each bucket contains 14 common cleaning items. We have partnered with organizations such as Catholic Charities, local disaster coordinators, The International Union of Operating Engineers and various moving companies to move filled buckets to a place of need. HOTW raises the money to purchase buckets. These buckets are then distributed to local parishes in the Chicago Archdiocese. Parishes have either fund raise to purchase the items for the buckets or distributes buckets to families to fill them on their own. To date, we have shipped over $70,000 worth of cleaning supplies to disaster areas.
A “Bucket of Hope” contains the following items:
Buckets sent to:
November 2018: 264 buckets shipped to St. Dominic Church (Catholic Charities) in Panama City FL
April 2018: 200 buckets shipped to Bishop of Marquese PR
January 2018: 100 buckets shipped to Catholic Charities in Yarourgh, NC
2017: 230 buckets shipped to Diaconate office in Shreveport LA
2017: 200 buckets shipped to International Operating Engineers office in Houston