HopePointe’s Daughters of the Holy Cross are collecting Cleaning Bucket Kits to be locally distributed in our area. You may drop off your bucket kits in the designated area in the Atrium the next two Sundays, September 3rd and 10th.  Questions?  Contact Martha Pearce, marthabg@aol.com or 251-680-0205. 

Cleaning Bucket Kit Materials:

5-gallon bucket with re-sealable lid

  • Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned
  • Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner
  • Advertisements on the outside are acceptable

Liquid laundry detergent

  • One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only

Liquid household cleaner

  • 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water
  • No spray cleaners

Dish soap

  • 16‐28 oz. bottle any brand

1 can air freshener

  • Aerosol or pump

1 insect repellant spray

  • 6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover

1 scrub brush

  • Plastic or wooden handle

18 cleaning wipes

  • Handi Wipes or reusable wipes
  • No terry cleaning towels
  • Remove from packaging

7 sponges

  • No cellulose sponges due to mold issues
  • Remove from wrapper

5 scouring pads

  • Remove from wrapper
  • No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)

50 clothespins


  • One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines
  • Cotton or plastic

24-roll heavy-duty trash bags

  • 33‐ to 45-gallon sizes
  • Remove from the box

5 dust masks

2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves

  • Should be durable enough for multiple uses
  • Remove from packaging

1 pair work gloves

  • Cotton with leather palm or all leather