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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • Who has always been there for you when you were down?

  • What is something good that happened to you this week that you are grateful for?

The Recipient

Your Kynd Kit will be used to help children who are receiving treatment at children’s hospitals around the United States. All of the bags will be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and other children’s hospitals to be handed out by their staff to the kids and families in need.

The Reason

The children and their families spend a great deal of time waiting for treatment, tests, and procedures. These bags help them pass the time while in the waiting room or hospital room.

Unpack the Box

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

Completed Kynd Kits go all over the world. As you customize your kit, please refrain from using any religion or political content.

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 closed

Decorate the Canvas Bag

*This is a new addition to this kit. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas bag
  • Permanent Markers
  • 2. Decorate the canvas bag.
    • Use the permanent markers to decorate the canvas bag.
      • Make the bag fun and colorful.
        * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

DIY Jigsaw Puzzle

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Small white envelope
  • Markers, crayons, pen, etc.
2. Assemble the puzzle
  • You will need to start with the puzzle assembled
3. Draw a picture or put a special message on the front of the puzzle.
  • Use the whole puzzle, filling it with color or messaging from edge-to-edge.
4. Prepare the small white envelope to hold the puzzle.
  • This envelope will hold the completed puzzle.
  • Decorate one side of the small white envelope with a picture or message.
  • Use the other side of the small white envelope to explain how to assemble the puzzle and what it will look like when it is done.
5. Take the puzzle apart and put the pieces in the envelope.
6. Seal the envelope. 

*Please DO NOT lick the envelope closed. 

Play Doh Tool Box

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Small Foldable box
  • Crayons, colored pencils, pen, markers, etc.
2. Decorate the small foldable box.
  • Place the Play Doh and Play Doh tools inside of the small foldable box

Heart Squish

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

Mini White Board

*This is a new addition to this kit. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
Find the following items:
 
– Mini whiteboard
– 2 Blank 5 x 8 Labels
– Permanent markers, colored pencils, etc. 
 
Decorate the back of the whiteboard.
 
– Stick the white 5 x 8 labels to the back of the whiteboard. Use the permanent markers, colored pencils, or other writing materials to decorate the labels with an uplifting message or picture for the child to look at while using the board.
 
*Be sure to use the decorating materials on the back of the whiteboard, NOT the front!

Peg Game

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Peg game in plastic bag
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Small white sorting envelope
2. Decorate the peg game.
  • Using permanent markers or stickers, decorate the peg game with fun/inspiring messages or pictures!
3. Pack the peg game.
  • Put the pegs for the game inside the small white sorting envelope.
  • Be sure to label the envelope so they know what is inside!

Decorate the Playing Cards

1. Find the following items:
  • Deck of Cards
  • Round Sticker Labels 
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the playing cards.
  • Use the enclosed markers to write encouraging messages, affirmations, jokes, or pictures on the white round stickers.
  • Place the labels on the back of some of your cards. 

Surprise Kyndness

1. Find the following items:
  • Activity Pad and Coloring Book
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers, etc.
2. Surprise Kyndness
  • Decorate the outside of the activity books 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.

Decorate the Box

Decorate the original box that the kit came in. This is how the child will receive their kit in the hospital so make this fun and colorful! 

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated original box.
  • DO NOT include any used/opened decorating materials.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Playing cards
  • Sudoku and crossword puzzle
  • Paint and paintbrushes
  • More markers, crayons, and colored pencils
  • Journals for teens
  • DVDs (rated G, PG, or PG13)
  • Teething rings/small baby toys
  • Chapter books and cardboard baby books
Items not to include: 
  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items

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 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. 
 

Delivery Options

  • Deliver the kit to your local children’s hospital.
OR
 
  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to a local children’s hospital.
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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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)

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