Blessed 18 Foundation is Buckets Brand’s philanthropic arm that organizes and oversees Bucket’s social mission initiatives. Our mission is to not be just another apparel brand but to use our resources to give back to the youth and our communities, as without them there would be no Buckets Brand. We strongly believe in this and plan to do our part through the 5 pillars below.
B.A.L.L. – Buckets Assisting Leukemia & Lymphoma
This one is extremely close and dear to our hearts as the rock to our family, our father, Rev. Dean M. Franklin was diagnosis with Leukemia and after a long fight passed away from the disease in July 2017. Always our biggest supporter and one that pushed us to keep pushing our vision for Buckets we honor him and keep his memory alive through donations to organizations that support Leukemia research. With September being Leukemia Awareness month, we will support Leukemia research by donating a percentage of all sales to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.lightthenight.org) and St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org).
Buckets Over Bullets
Gun violence continues to be an issue in our communities, and we want to be a part of the solution. Through Buckets Over Bullets (B.O.B.) we will create a platform that includes events that bring communities together to fight against the unnecessary violence across the country.
Buckets & Books
Assisting our communities and supporting education through bookbag giveaways and college book scholarships
Buckets AAU Giveback
Athletics can be a key component in the lives of many of our youth. So many life lessons are learned through sports like teamwork, discipline, and work ethic that we want to make it so that as many as possible can participate. We support this effort through AAU Player and Team sponsorship where we cover a portion of player fee and/or team uniform needs.
Buckets in the Community
This wide-ranging initiative will support homelessness and the needs of the communities through events that will feed those in need as well as provide items like toiletries, socks, scarves that are not always available to them