Homeless Youth School Clothes Kit

Classic Kynd Kit benefiting Note in the Pocket
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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is a favorite shirt or outfit that makes you feel confident and why?

  • Think back to a time in your school career where you felt successful.  Why did you feel that way and what were the contributing factors that allowed you to feel successful? 

The Recipient

The Homeless Youth School Clothes Kit was designed with our partners at Note in the Pocket.  The mission of Note in the Pocket is to provide clothing to impoverished and homeless schoolchildren with dignity and love.  Note in the Pocket believes that it is unacceptable that children are limited in their educational and social development because they do not have appropriate clothes for school. 

The Reason

Note in the Pocket’s model for getting the clothes to the children strives to remove some of the stigma that goes along with needing help. A child does not need to wear the same pair of pants over and over again or wear clothes that no longer fit. We get much needed clothing to children in two ways. We deliver a wardrobe that has been lovingly selected for that individual by one of our volunteers to the schools and agencies we work with and through Shop For Free events set up in high need neighborhoods. By providing stylish, good quality clothing items that they can be proud to wear, we empower children to succeed in the academic environment.

Unpack the Box

  • Take everything out of the box.
  • Lay everything out so you can find what you need to build the kit.
  • Sort through your household closets to find a few gently used clothes to donate with your kit.  All sizes welcome!  

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.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Branded notecard
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers
2. Write your note and decorate the card.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the card.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
    • Decorate the front and the inside of the card.
      • 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 envelope.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the envelope that will hold your card.
    • Make it colorful and fun. Decorate the front and back of the envelope.
4. Put the completed card in the envelope you decorated and put it inside the pocket of one of your donated items. 

Decorate the Canvas Tote

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas tote
  • Sharpies
  • 2. Decorate the canvas tote.
    • Use the permanent markers to decorate the canvas tote.  This bag will be used for the youth to “shop” with and to pick out their most favorite items.  
      • Make the bag fun and colorful.
        * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

Heart Squish

1. Find the following items:
  • Heart-shaped stress ball
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the heart-shaped stress ball
  • Using permanent markers, decorate the heart-shaped stress ball.
*Only use permanent markers or else it will smudge!
*Allow for some drying time.

Pack the Kit

  • Nicely fold the clothes and place all of the items into the poly bag provided for shipping back to Project Helping.  
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • New Socks
  • School supplies such as pens, pencils, notebooks

Delivery Options

 
  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to Note in the Pocket.
     
    To get a $5 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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