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The Story behind the Project

The Founder of Stand for Haiti, Jean Rebecca came into this world in the most miraculous and unusual way fathomable. After being pregnant for well over nine month’s and facing another possible miscarriage, Jean’s mother went to the bathroom in the middle of the night (Jean’s Bio). And at that moment Jean was born in a bucket.   LIFE sometimes comes from a bucket. So today we use the bucket, both symbolically and literally, as a sign of Life!

Fill A Bucket Project

“A bucket filled with HOPE”

Fill a Bucket is a service project to ensure that communities in Haiti have household supplies usable for daily living.

Buckets are a necessary and reusable tool utilized daily by families in Haiti. Buckets are often used to collect and store water from streams, store food supplies, wash clothes and clean kitchen items. Farmers use buckets to spread and gather seeds, collect weeds and thorns, and feed farm animals. Construction workers use buckets to carry sand, stack rocks and mix clay. Merchants use buckets to sell items in the market place.

How Can I HELP?

We are asking sponsors to purchase five-gallon plastic buckets and fill them with the required food items for $30 each. The food in a single bucket can feed a Haitian family for a week. We also are asking you to include a $10 cash contribution placed in an envelope and attached to the bucket’s lid to help with the cost of shipping the buckets to Haiti. Or you may send your donation through our website.

Each five-gallon bucket is to be new, unused, and preferably without any logo or other commercial imprint. After the food has been consumed, the bucket will remain as a handy item for use by the Haitian family.  The food contents of the bucket are to be generic store-brand items, including rice, cooking oil, dry black beans, all-purpose flour (not self-rising), white sugar, spaghetti noodles, peanut butter, and zip-lock plastic storage bags.  Uniform buckets and food contents minimize the problems with U.S. and Haitian customs.

For placement in cargo containers for immediate shipment to Haiti we have two delivery deadlines by March 31 and October 31st. For drop-off arrangements and more information contact us at info@kanpehaiti.org or message us on Facebook (StandforHaiti).

In the future each of the buckets will include a KanpeHaiti label indicating buckets are a gift to support, encourage and inspire; filled with hope and love from the USA. Once the buckets arrive in Haiti, they will be distributed by the KanpeHaiti staff and volunteers.

Bucket options may also include water, soccer balls with pump and needle. Please see below for additional fill a bucket options!

Bucket Options:

Family Bucket (generic store-brand items to be sent home with families)

  • Bag of Rice
  • Bag of Pinto or Black Beans (not canned)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • All-purpose flour (not self-rising)
  • White sugar
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Peanut butter
  • Zip-lock/used grocery (plastic bags)
  • Deodorant
  • Bath Soap 
  • Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Products
  • Laundry powder
  • First aid kit
  • Mini tool kit (add Hammer if possible)

Family Bucket (generic store-brand items to be sent home with families)

  • Bag of Rice
  • Bag of Pinto or Black Beans (not canned)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • All-purpose flour (not self-rising)
  • White sugar
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Peanut butter
  • Zip-lock/used grocery (plastic bags)
  • Deodorant
  • Bath Soap 
  • Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Products
  • Laundry powder
  • First aid kit
  • Mini tool kit (add Hammer if possible)

Medicine Cabinet Bucket (to be sent home with families/churches/medical camps/ nursing homes and orphanages)

  • Band-Aids
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Bug bite Ointment
  • Sunscreen
  • Pain Reliever – acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • Comb, brush, hair supplies
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Tissues
  • Wash cloths

Medical/Wound Care Supplies Bucket

  • Gloves – all sizes
  • Masks
  • Gowns
  • Soap / Dispensers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Alcohol Wipes
  • Stethoscopes
  • Blood Pressure Cuffs
  • O2 Sat machines
  • Various dressings (2 x2s, 4x4s, Kerlex rolls, etc)
  • Paper and Nylon Tape, scissors

Clinic/ Office Supplies Bucket 

  • Black Pens, Highlighters
  • Computer Paper
  • Lined pads, Note pads
  • Post it notes
  • Tape, Tape Dispenser
  • 3 hole punch
  • Stapler, Staples
  • Calculator
  • File Folders
  • Binders

Recreation Supplies Bucket

  • Card Games – for all ages
  • Dominoes
  • Connect Four
  • Balloons, Stickers
  • Coloring Books
  • Crayons/markers
  • Construction Paper

Sport Equipment Bucket 

  • Sneakers and Cleats (new or used)
  • Soccer and other balls, all types and sizes, deflated
  • Whiffle ball set
  • Baseball/Softball Gloves, Balls
  • Nerf balls/Footballs
  • Pop up nets
  • Inflatable hoops/nets/games
  • Air pump
  • Cone