Essential Worker Gratitude

Classic Kynd Kit

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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.

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Decorate the Plastic Bag

Decorate the plastic bag. This is what the final kit is distributed in, make this fun and colorful for the recipient to open. 

Write a Note to the Recipient and Decorate the Envelope

Use the enclosed materials to write a card and decorate the envelope. Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.

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.

DIY Affirmation Cards

Write a special affirmation message on each card. Loop the piece of string through the hole punched cards and tie a knot to secure them together. 

Worry Stone

* Worry stones are smooth, polished rocks used for relaxation or anxiety relief to help one feel grounded. The stone is meant to be kept in one’s pocket. The physical act of massaging a worry stone for several minutes is proven to provide therapeutic & psychological benefits that help soothe your nervous system, reduce stress and anxiety, and help clear your mind so you can focus and think clearly.
 On one side of the drawstring bag write an inspirational or calming word. Examples: hope, love, grow, breathe, dream, courage, wonder. Tip: Place a piece of paper or cardboard in the bag before decorating to prevent the marker from bleeding through.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated plastic bag and put it back into the original box.
  • Please only include items that are UNOPENED and UNUSED
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Self care products 
  • Protein rich snacks
  • Journals/puzzle books 
  • Disinfectant products
  • Card games

Items not to include:

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

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. 

  • Hand to your healthcare provider or a first responder next time you see them to spread some extra kyndness and to let them know you are grateful for them. 

OR

  • Write a note on the outside of the plastic bag and leave it out for your mail carrier, delivery driver, or garbage driver. 

OR

  • Bring your finished kit to the store and give it to those working the cash register or stocking the shelves. 
     
    These are just three examples of how to give your completed Kynd Kit out. Be creative in distributing your kit and give to any essential worker. 

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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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