Community Activation Program

Bringing Smiles to Children

One Bucket At A Time!

How to Activate "Buckets of Love" in Your Community

Reagan and Payton, two sisters from Dover, Delaware, are on a mission to comfort those facing hard times with Buckets of Love. Help them bring joy by donating items that inspire youth to have fun and use their imagination.

Their goal is to collect and donate Buckets of Love to kids across the country! You can help by activating Buckets of Love in your community! Request an Activation Kit from BOL Headquarters and follow the simple steps listed below! The cost of each Bucket varies depending on the items included.


The process is simple:

  • Step 1: Request an Activation Kit from Buckets of Love.
  • Step 2: Identify a site in your community to donate the buckets. Ask which items they will accept.
  • Step 3: Collect nut-free snack items, art supplies, toys, and games, and/or stuffed animals
  • Step 4: Write an encouraging note
  • Step 5: Package it all together in a bucket.
  • Step 6: Deliver to your selected location.
  • Step 7: Document your time and efforts for the purposes of acquiring community service hour(s) credit(s).
    • *Don't forget to let us know at BOL Headquarters by sending us the Submission Form in the Activation Packet so that we can add your activation to our map and annual counts!
  • Bonus Step: Share photos of your event(s) and donation(s) on social media using #OneBucketAtATime!

Places to Donate

  • Your local hospital
  • Schools
  • Shelters and Foster Homes
  • Community Centers
  • *If donating to a hospital:
    • No corrugated boxes for packaging
    • Child scissors only
    • Water-based materials preferred

Have a great time! Be creative and feel free to take ownership of your own project!

To request more information or an Activation Kit - Please contact us today!

Etta J. Wilson Elementary Activation. Request an Activation Kit today!