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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is something good that happened to you this week that you are grateful for?

  • What is something you’ve learned recently that you are grateful for?

The Reason

In February of this year, Benbrook Elementary in Houston, Texas endured unreasonably freezing temperatures which resulted in losing control of the power supply leaving millions without access to electricity.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, students were already failing multiple classes due to virtual learning. This natural disaster caused a great increase in anxiety and depression for this student population and their families. 

The Recipient

Prepare 5 disaster relief kits for elementary age kids from Benbrook Elementary to help them cope with the recent natural disasters affecting their area. 

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.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank cards and matching envelopes.
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers.
2. Write your letter and decorate the cards.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the cards.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
    • Decorate the front and the inside of the cards.
      • 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 envelopes.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the envelopes that will hold your card.
    • Make it colorful and fun. Decorate the front and back of the envelopes.
4. Put the completed cards in the envelopes you decorated. 

Decorate the Canvas Bag

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

Surprise Kyndness

Go through the pages of the coloring book/activity pad and write uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack one of each of the materials provided into one of the decorated canvas bags. In total you will have 5 disaster relief canvas bags.
    Put all 5 canvas bags back into the original box. 
  • Add any optional items you would like
  • Activities for the children
  • Snacks 
  • Basic first-aid items
  • Batteries

Delivery Options

  • Return your completed kit to Kynd Kits/Project Helping be distributed to Benbrook Elementary in Houston, Texas.
     
    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.

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