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Essential Worker Gratitude

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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What experience(s) happened during your youth that you are now grateful for? 

  • Who is one person who inspired you during your youth? How did they inspire you? 

The Recipient

Essential workers are on the frontlines each day which can be exhausting and oftentimes seem like a thankless job. Essential workers need to know they are appreciated during this scary, uncertain time.
 
We have included items in your Essential Worker Gratitude Kits that could help those on the frontlines as they work tirelessly to meet our needs.

The Reason

After a long shift or two, our essential workers are exhausted both physically and mentally. This kit can help lift their spirits and know we are grateful for their work.

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.

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 crayons, stickers, and pen to decorate the card.
    • 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 Plastic Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Write-on plastic bag
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the plastic bag.
  • Use the enclosed markers to write an encouraging message or draw a picture on the white panel on the plastic bag.
  • This is how the final kit is distributed so make this colorful and fun for the recipient to open.

Surprise Kyndness

Use random pages in the journal or gratitude journal to write short, uplifting messages, draw small, colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

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.
1. Find the following items:
  • Worry Stone
  • Markers
  • Drawstring Bag
2. Decorate the drawstring bag
  • Decorate the drawstring bag to put the worry stone in for the essential worker to then carry around in their pocket. 

Tip: place a piece of paper in the bag before drawing on the outside. This way the marker will not bleed through the other side of the bag.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated plastic bag and put it back into the original box.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Self care products 
  • Protein rich snacks
  • Journals/puzzle books 
  • Disinfectant products
  • 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

*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. 

To get a return label, click HERE.

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)

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