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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • Think back to all of the past jobs you’ve had and name one professional lesson you’ve learned that you are grateful to have experienced.

  • What are three things about your current job that excite or ignite you?

The Recipient

The Career Readiness kit was designed with our partners at Dress for Success. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

While these kits were designed with Dress for Success, they can be used to help anyone who has had barriers to employment as they search for their new career. 

The Reason

Use the contents of this kit to build a care package to help someone with resume preparation and interview readiness. This kit was designed with Dress for Success and will go to help their community members across the country during their search for a career.

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

Please follow the instructions on this card to create your own Kynd Code. This Kynd Code will be included in the final kit.

*Make note of your Kynd Code. You will use this code at the end of the project. 

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
  • Markers
2. Write your letter and decorate the card.
  • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
  • Decorate the front and the inside of the card.
      • Helpful Tips:
        • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
        • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
          * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!
3. Decorate the envelope.
  • Make it colorful and fun. Decorate the front and back of the envelope.
4. Put the completed card in the envelope you decorated. 
  • Include the Kynd Code sheet with the card.

Decorate the Folder

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank folder
  • Markers
2. Decorate the INSIDE of the folder.
  • This folder can be used by the recipient to hold their resume for a job interview. 
    • Express your encouragement to the recipient inside the folder and include a hopeful message.

Decorate the Canvas Tote

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas tote
  • Markers
  • 2. Decorate the canvas tote.
    • Use the permanent markers to decorate the canvas tote.
      • Make the bag fun and colorful.
        * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

Surprise Kyndness

Go through the pages of the journal and write uplifting messages on random pages. As the recipient uses the journal, they will see your messages.

Create the Interview Prep Flashcards

1. Find the following items:
  • Index Cards
  • Pens
2. Create the flashcards
  • – Write common interview questions on the front of the index cards.
    – On the back of the cards, write common or suggested responses to these questions.
    – Leave space for the recipient to write their own notes and planned responses.
     
    *Make as many flashcards as you can. 

Decorate the Drawstring Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Drawstring bag
  • Markers

2. Decorate the drawstring bag.

  • Use the permanent markers to decorate the drawstring bag.
    • Make the bag fun and colorful.
      * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

Interview Prep Workbook

Find the following items:
 
– Career Readiness Workbook
– Pen
– Schwab answers sheet
 
How to:
 
– Go through the workbook and add your answers and advice where you can.

Uplifting Self Image

1. Find the following items:
  • Folding Mirror
  • 2.5 inch round white stickers
  • Markers
2. Decorate the Mirror
  • – Decorate the two circle stickers 
    *Include an uplifting message or picture the recipient will see each time they use it.
    – Place the decorated stickers on the front and back of the compact mirror (on outside). 

Optional Step: Call for Clothing Donations

Your completed Career Readiness Kits will be delivered to Dress for Success locations around the country.
 
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
 
You can add clothing donations to your kit when it is returned, and they will be delivered to Dress for Success along with your kit.
 
CLOTHING ACCEPTED
 
– Interview appropriate business suits and blouses
– Business separates including skirts, dresses, blazers, slacks and jackets
– Work appropriate shoes
– Jewelry, scarves, and belts
– Work appropriate handbags, purses, briefcases or portfolios
 
CLOTHING NOT ACCEPTED
 
– Anything older than 5 years
– Clothes and shoes that are out of season
– Undergarments (we accept monetary donations to purchase these items)
– Casual clothing (t-shirts, shorts, capris, denim, pajamas, workout attire etc.)
– Items that are worn out, dirty, or need repair

Pack the Kit

  • Find the decorated canvas tote
     
    – Pack all the items to be delivered to the recipient into the tote.
    – Add any other optional items you want to include
     
    – Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
    – Pack the tote into the box

Delivery Options

  • Deliver your completed kit to a local Dress for Success location. 

OR

  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to Dress for Success.
     
    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

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