Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 9:00am to Monday, October 31, 2022 - 4:00pm

This fall, give the gift of a relief bucket.

This year is one we couldn't have imagined. With more than 100 million people displaced worldwide, global needs quickly become overwhelming. But many of us have much to be thankful for and to contribute. Will you join us in showing gratitude this Thanksgiving with a Bucket of Thanks?

But what is a Bucket of Thanks, you ask?

It's a container filled with essential hygiene items, also known as a relief kit. This year, there is an increased demand for supplies to send to Ukraine and other countries where families find themselves in situations of conflict or displacement.

How do I get involved?

You can help by sponsoring a bucket or dropping off the supplies that go into a relief kit at your nearest MCC drop-off location throughout the month of October.

What exactly goes into a relief kit?

A relief bucket should include:

  • 4 large bars bath soap (leave in wrapper)
  • Shampoo (1 or 2 bottles, totalling more than 600 ml; place in a resealable plastic bag) 
  • 4 large bars laundry soap (such as Sunlight®, Fels Naptha®, or Zote® brands)
  • 4 adult-sized toothbrushes (in manufacturer’s packaging)
  • 4 new bath towels (medium weight, dark or bright colours; approx. 75 cm x 150 cm)
  • 2 wide-toothed combs (15–20 cm)
  • 1 nail clipper (good quality)
  • 1 box adhesive bandages (minimum 40, assorted)
  • Sanitary pads

Items we cannot accept:

  • Face towels/cloths
  • Hotel/mini bar soap
  • Full nail care kits or nail files
  • Hair conditioner
  • Panty liners
  • Personal notes or family photos
  • Child size/small toothbrushes
  • Men’s pocket combs
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Powdered laundry detergent

Printable shopping list

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