Autism Sensory Support [+]

Plus Kynd Kit

Let's Start Volunteering!

There are step-by-step directions below to complete your Kynd Kit. If you have any questions during your build, there is a live chat in the corner of the screen.

You can also email us by clicking the button below.

Write a Note to the Recipient and Decorate the Envelope

You will be creating one card and envelope for the caregiver and one for the child with autism. Use the enclosed materials to do so. Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.

Decorate the Plastic Bag

There will be two plastic bags to decorate. Again, one for the caregiver and one for the child with autism.  This is what the final kit is distributed in, make this fun and colorful for the recipient to open. 

DIY Sensory Tube

1. Find the following items:
  • Sensory tube
  • Glitter
  • Food dye
  • Glue
    *You will also need water
2. Fill the clear sensory tube with as much glitter as you’d like.
3. Next, put in 3-5 drops of food coloring. 

 *The more food coloring you add, the harder it will be to see the glitter so be careful if you have a darker color!

4. Carefully fill the rest of the tube up with water.
5. Take the glue and put one teaspoon (or best estimate) of glue into the tube on top of the glitter and food coloring. The glue is what makes the glitter move in the tube.
6. Seal the tube tightly then give it a good shake!
*Adding a small amount of glue to the lid when closing the tube helps create a leak-free seal! 

DIY Jigsaw Puzzle

Start with the puzzle assembled. Decorate the whole puzzle, filling it with color or messaging from edge-to-edge. The small sorting envelope will hold the completed puzzle. Decorate one side of the small white envelope with the same picture or message. Take the puzzle apart and put in the envelope and seal. 

Surprise Kyndness

Decorate the outside of the journal with a picture or uplifting message. Use random pages in the journal to write short uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

Pack the Kit

  • You have created one kit for a child with autism and one kit for their caregiver. See below for the items to include in each decorated plastic bag.
  • Please only include items that are UNOPENED and UNUSED
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Card written to the child
  • Scratch Coloring Pad/Tic Tac Toe Game (Other Game Items)
  • Sensory Items( Sensory Noodle, Sensory Tube, Silly Putty/Play Doh, Fidget Toys)
  • Card written for the caregiver
  • Puzzle Book
  • Adult Coloring book
  • Autism Caregiver Mental Health Resource Guide
  • Notebook
  • Self-Care items (tea, lip balm)
  • Affirmation Cards
  • Fidget toys
  • Coloring materials
  • Puzzles
  • Additional toys
  • Sketchbook
  • Self care items for the caregiver 

Items not to include:

  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items

Register Your Kit and Follow It's Journey

Delivery Options

*If your kit has a prepaid return label, apply that label to the outside of the box and send it back to Project Helping for distribution. 

Distribution options if your kit does not have a prepaid return label:

  • Give your kit directly to someone you know who is caring for a person with autism. 

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Dollars for Doers​

If your company offers a Dollars for Doers program, you can submit the time you spent building your Kynd Kit to benefit Project Helping.

Official Name: Project Helping


EIN/Tax ID: 45-2442366

Nonprofit Classification: 501(c)(3)

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