Kentucky Baptists will again participate with Baptist Global Response in 2016 to provide Hospice Care Buckets to help families care for those with HIV AIDS. Buckets will be collected at the Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, November 15, 2016 at Florence Baptist Church.
Baptist Global Response has researched and worked with partner organizations to determine the best resources to include in the kits. For uniformity in packing and shipping as well as customs approval in recipient countries, please only provide completed kits that match the detailed list. Varying kits and materials may delay shipments and in some cases may mean that the kits will not be accepted into a country.
One kit will cost between $80-$100 PLUS shipping. A detailed shopping list is provided. This is a revised list from prior years. If you would prefer to make a donation to for this project in lieu of a bucket, you may send a check to made out to the Kentucky Baptist Convention at 13420 Eastpoint Centre Drive, Louisville, KY 40223-4160 – ATTN: Disaster Relief. Please make sure you designate “Hospice Buckets” in the memo line of the check. You may also go to the Baptist Global website to make a donation.
All kits must include all of the requested items. Some items listed are available in bulk or are only available in quantities larger than needed. For example, if after competing five kits you have 10 extra packs of straws, include all extras in a separate box marked EXTRAS.
Purchase new items and, when stated, use only the brands included on the shopping list. Please refrain from adding cards, letters, photos, directories, bulletins or ANY other items that are not specifically identified in the instructions. Good intentions can inadvertently cause delays with customs or compromise the safety of our partners living in the field.
An exact description of how to pack the buckets can be found at www.gobgr.org/buckets. Please use this method when packing your buckets. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org or BGRbuckets@nullgobgr.org if you have any questions regarding this project.
For shopping convenience, the list on the back is grouped according to the Wal-Mart department where you will find the item. However, except for the specified items, it is not necessary to purchase all items at Wal-Mart. Unless noted, the brand does not matter as long as the size and description matches the listed item.
The Shopping List
Hardware: □ 5 Gallon Bucket and lid that snaps on WHITE, with wire handle) Green, blue or dove (light) gray buckets are acceptable but white is preferred. Found at Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, or Home Depot.
Pharmacy & Health/Beauty Supplies:
□ 4 Dove UNSCENTED Sensitive Skin Soap Bars. FRAGRANCE FREE soap is VERY important for patients with sensitive skin. Please leave bars in individual boxes.
□ 2 .35oz. SQUEEZABLE Carmex Lip Balm tubes
□ 1 50 count box LATEX FREE disposable gloves (First Aid/Bandage aisle)
□ 1 metal fingernail clippers
□ 1 13oz. FRAGRANCE FREE tub of Petroleum jelly or 2-7.5 oz. tubs
□ 2 SOFT bristle adult size toothbrushes (Soft bristles are important for sensitive gums)
□ 1 large tube of FLUORIDE toothpaste
□ 1 8-10 oz. FRAGRANCE FREE moisturizing body lotion. NO PUMP bottles.
□ 2 GARANIMALS or comparable brand Waterproof, Flat (not fitted), Quilted, Multi-Use Pads (27” X 36”) Buy one packet that contains 2 pads.
Bath Linens: □ 4 THIN washcloths, bright colors preferred. Thin washcloths are essential so that they may be washed easily and dry quickly.
□ 1 THIN cotton towel”. A THIN towel is essential so that it will dry quickly and fit well in the bucket. Bright colors preferred. Bedding:
□ 2 Twin Flat sheets 200 thread count or higher, bright colors preferred.
□ 2 Standard pillowcases 200 thread count or higher, bright colors preferred.
□ 1 TWIN SIZE fitted vinyl mattress protector
Cleaning Products: (in the grocery area)
□ 1 kitchen scrub brush (2.5” X 6.5”) with or without handle
□ 2 pairs Latex gloves long cuff, medium size
□ 1 thirteen-gallon sturdy plastic garbage bag (to store kit contents in while bucket is in use)
□ 100 drinking straws (Flexible hospital-type)
□ 1 box of Ziploc gallon size freezer bags (You will need six bags to pack one kit)
□ 2 pairs crew length cotton socks Medium adult size, any color
Click here to find packing instructions.
IMPORTANT: Remember that we are not packing or collecting vitamins this time though it is included in the original packing instructions.
NOTE: A $10 donation to help with shipping is optional for each bucket. Make checks payable to Baptist Global Response. Checks will be received at the bucket check in point in November 2016.