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Shaler Area’s Go Bucket project expands into two additional buildings
five adults standing behind stack of blue 5-gallon buckets      two women with white 5-gallon buckets between them

Shaler Area is grateful for the generosity of its community and the District Parent Council to expand the Go Bucket project into two additional schools in October.

The Shaler Area District Parent Council, which includes representative parent-teacher organization members from each building, in partnership with the district, launched the Go Bucket initiative in the 2019-2020 school year to help teachers be more prepared for an emergency situation.

The Go Buckets are five-gallon buckets that include items that can be used in an emergency or extended lockdown situation such as flashlights, first-aid kits, duct tape, rope, a space blanket and whistle. The buckets serve as a container for the supplies and doubles as a stool or an emergency lavatory when fitted with a plastic trash bag, toilet paper, and a shower curtain for privacy.

The goal of the project is to provide every classroom in the district with an emergency kit. The project launched at Marzolf Primary School with every classroom receiving a Go Bucket. Thanks to the generosity of the Shaler Area community, the District Parent Council expanded the project into Reserve Primary and Scott Primary this month. 

“We are so excited by the community’s support of this project,” said Heather McGregor, DPC president. “We are hopeful that the community will continue to show its support so we can get Go Buckets into every classroom.”

To date, 78 Go Buckets have been placed in Shaler Area classrooms in three schools. The District Parent Council’s goal is to complete enough buckets for every classroom in the high school by the end of the 2019-2020 school year and eventually expand the program so that every classroom in every school in Shaler Area has a Go Bucket. They still are looking for community support through donations of five-gallon buckets with lids, and gift cards to Amazon or the Dollar Tree.

For more information or to make a donation, contact [email protected].