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

* We are currently transitioning out of this step. If your kit has a reference to a Kynd Code, please disregard.

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 plastic bag 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. 
 

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
  • On one side of the drawstring bag write an inspirational or calming word
    • Examples: hope, love, grow, breathe, dream, courage, wonder 
  • Decorate the opposite side of the drawstring bag with a picture 
  • The bag will be used 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.

DIY Affirmation Cards

*This is a new addition to this kit. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
 
1. Find the following items:
  • Small Blank White Cards
  • String 
  • Permanent markers, colored pencils, etc. 
2. Write a special affirmation message on each card. 
  • Some good examples of affirmations include:
    • You are strong. You are brave. You are worthy. 
    • I am enough. 
    • The point of life is growth, not perfection.
    • I choose to see my life through a lens of gratitude. 
    • Your voice matters. 
    • Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. 
    • My potential to succeed is limitless. 
    • Make today beautiful. 

*Kit Builder Tip: Feel free to use your own favorite affirmations or search the internet for inspiration.

3. Loop the piece of string through the hole punched cards and tie a knot to secure them together. 

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.

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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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