“What a wonderful and heart filled program. The Bucketfillers For Life program is such an easy program to implement, but it’s impact in just these two days has been phenomenal. This program applies to all grades. Kindergarten through eighth grade. Through role playing, our students learned the difference between being a bucket-filler and a bucket-dipper. When it came time for the students to share their “Why I Love and Respect You” sheets, they were very nervous at first. At every session there was at least one student who cried. One of the most touching stories was from a 3rd grader who just lost his Grandmother and as he read his paper, another student put his arm around him for support.


Our Goal is not just to be a “Bucketfilling School”, but for all of our families to become “Bucketfilling Families.” I was so touched at the parent assembly. Some of our parents shared their “Why I Love and Respect You” sheets at the assembly and after the sharing was finished, there was not a dry eye in the audience. So many parents thanked me on the way out for hosting this program and how glad they were that they took time out of their evening to attend. Thank you Bucketfillers For Life!


Kathleen Vafadari, Principal
Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Grand Rapids, MI