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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is something that made you smile today?

  • What is something that you learned from a mentor that you are grateful for and why?

The Recipient

The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. They serve as trusted allies for these children while they are in deportation proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child. 

The Reason

Create and personalize a kit and provide children in need with a brand new backpack filled with school supplies and self care items. 

Unpack the Box

  • Take everything out of the box.
  • Lay everything out so you can find what you need to build the kit.

Create Your Kynd Code

* We are currently transitioning out of this step. If your kit has a reference to a Kynd Code, please disregard.

Register Your Kit to Follow It's Journey

*Starting on April 4th, we have implemented a QR code/serial number process. If you do not have a QR code on the inside of your box, please disregard this step. This QR code will be blue and has a serial number starting with KK underneath it. See example image below.
1. Locate the QR Code serial number on your Kynd Kit
  • If you have a classic kit, it will be located on the plastic bag inside the kit
  • If you have Plus or Max kit, it will be located on the inside of the box. 
2. Go to kit registration page 
  • If you are using your phone, open your camera and scan the QR code
  • If you are using your computer, click this link below and enter the serial number listed below the QR code
    • Code starts with KK 
Click here to go to kit registration page
3. Register your kit
  • Fill out the requested fields 
  • By providing this information, you will be notified when your kit is returned to Project Helping and when it is distributed to those in need 

*We will not use your information for anything besides notifying you of your Kynd Kit progress. 

4. When you have completed registering your kit, please return to this page to continue building your kit. 
5. Please ensure you include your QR serial code when returning your kit so we can scan it when we receive it.
6. You can visit kyndkit.org at any time to check the status of your Kynd Kit. 
 

Find the Kynd Card

This is for you to spread extra kyndness to someone in your own life.  Consider writing a note to a friend, loved one, or colleague that you are grateful for.  Address the note and send it in the mail or give it to someone in person.

DO NOT include this in the finished kit.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank card and matching envelope
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers, etc.
2. Write your letter and decorate the envelope.
  • Use the enclosed materials to write a letter and decorate the envelope.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
      • Helpful Tips:
        • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
        • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
        • Use appropriate humor 

*Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

3. Put the completed card in the envelope you decorated. 
  • Include the Kynd Code sheet with the card
  • Please DO NOT lick the envelope shut

Decorate the Canvas Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas bag
  • Sharpies
2. Decorate the canvas bag
  • Use the permanent markers to decorate the canvas bag.
    • Make the bag fun and colorful for the child to use as a pencil bag or toiletry bag in their backpack.
      * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!
 

Create a Keychain

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Keychain
  • Scissors (not included) 
  • Markers, pen, or other craft material 
  • White blank card
2. Open the keychain, using a pin or other small tool. Once open, use the rectangle cover to trace the shape and size onto the extra white blank note card paper. 
3. Decorate the paper. Write an inspirational message or draw a picture. 
4. Cut out the paper to fit the shape of the keychain. 
5. Place the image inside the keychain and close the keychain, replacing the opening rectangle piece. 

DIY Squish

1. Find the following items:
  • White squish stress ball
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the stress ball
  • Using permanent markers, decorate the stress ball.
*Only use permanent markers or else it will smudge!
*Allow for some drying time.
 

Pack the Kit

  • Pack the writing utensils into the small decorated canvas bag.
  • Pack all of the materials into the backpack and then place back into original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any additional items you would like (optional).
  • School supplies (flashcards, pens, pencils, sticky notes, folders, etc.)
  • Books
  • Hygiene items
  • Self care items
  • Please only include items that are UNOPENED and UNUSED
Items not to include: 
  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items
  • Alcohol

Delivery Options

  • Use the return label provided to. return your completed kit to be distributed to Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.
To get a return label, click HERE.

Share Your Impact

Post your experience on KyndHub.

KyndHub is an online community that gamifies volunteering, acts of kindness, and gratitude.

  1. Go to KyndHub.com or download the free app.
  2. Create a free account or log in.
  3. Select “I Built a Kynd Kit” from the post menu.
  4. Post about your kit.

LOGIN TO KYNDHUB

Share Your Completed Kynd Kit on Social Media!

We’d love to hear about your Kynd Kit experience. Post your completed kit on social media and tag Project Helping.

You Did It!

Thank you for building a Kynd Kit!

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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

Website: ProjectHelping.org

EIN/Tax ID: 45-2442366

Nonprofit Classification: 501(c)(3)

Get More Kynd Kits

Go back to the Kynd Kit bundle builder and get more kits to continue your impact.

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