Feminine Hygiene X

Kynd Kit X

Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is one thing you are grateful for that you might otherwise take for granted before building this kyndkit?

  • Self-care and personal hygiene are directly related to less illness and better overall health. What is one thing you do on a regular basis to take care of yourself and how does that help your mood?

The Recipient

These Feminine Hygiene kits benefit a nonprofit in Denver, Colorado, called Period Kits. They believe, no one should have to choose between food and tampons. It’s that simple. By building these kits, you become a sustaining member of this community ensuring that women and girls have their needs met and low income families have more dollars to spend on food and shelter.

The Reason

Almost two-thirds of women in the U.S. with a low income could not afford menstrual products in the last year. People who experience period poverty are unable to purchase the menstrual products they need, and, in many cases, this means that they cannot go to school or work or otherwise participate in daily life and may have to choose food over feminine hygiene products. Period poverty causes physical, mental, and emotional challenges. It can make people feel shame for menstruating, and the stigma surrounding periods prevents individuals from talking about it. 

Step 1: Unpack the Box

  • Take everything out of the box
  • Lay everything out in groups sorted by item type

Step 2: Decorate DIY Activities

  • Set up a customization table and complete the following DIY activities. 
    • Have all of your decorating supplies ready. Crayons, pens, markers, stickers, etc.
    • The DIY activities in this X kit are the Kynd Card and paper bags

Find the Kynd Card

Completed Kynd Kits go all over the world. As you customize your kit, please refrain from using any religion or political content.
Write your letter 
  • Use the enclosed materials to write a letter 
  • 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

Decorate the Paper Bags

1. Find the following items: 
  • Decorating Materials
  • Paper bags
2. Decorate the paper bags

Helpful Tips:

  • Do not include a date or year 
  • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
  • Use appropriate humor
* Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture

Step 3: Set the Assembly Line

  • Set up an assembly line with all decorated and non-decorated items
  • Use the blank hexagon stickers provided to label each box on the inside with how many items go in each bag. (See example image below)
    • In this kit, you will have a card, 6 regular tampons, 6 super tampons, 6 liners, and 6 pads per paper bag.

Step 4: Walk Through the Assembly Line

  • Starting with the paper bag, pack the materials into the decorated paper bag. 
  • For every X kit you ordered, you will end up with 10 Feminine Hygiene Kynd Kits. 
  • Add any optional items
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Cosmetic bag
Things not to include: 
  • Used/opened items
  • Alcohol 
  • Political or religious items 
  • Perishable items

Step 5: Delivery Options

If you are delivering in bulk or shipping the kits back to Kynd Kits:
  • Let attendees know where to leave their completed kits.
  • Remind them how they will get to the people in need.
If individuals are delivering them to someone in need:
  • Remind attendees they are responsible for taking the kits with them and delivering them.
  • Encourage them to take pictures or post their delivery on KyndHub for the group to see.

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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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