Kynd Kits

Volunteering Delivered

Kynd Kits are volunteer projects in a box. Everything you need impact someone in need is provided. Follow the instructions below to place your order and participate in the program.



Illumina Cares & SHADES MLK Kynd Kit Activity

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only US federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all individuals to volunteer to improve their communities. Some of the ways people commemorate the day include delivering meals, refurbishing schools and community centers, collecting food and clothing, and addressing pressing community needs. The Illumina Corporate Foundation has sponsored 200 Kynd Kits for Illumina employees to assemble. The kit will be delivered directly to your home and includes items designed to empower women. After you complete your kit, please send it back with the included label and it will be donated. We encourage you to participate in this activity and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community.” And don’t forget to post about your experience on the Illumina Cares Workplace page!

how to place your order

1. Select Your Kit

Choose the kit(s) you would like to build. 

2. Add it to your cart

Add the kit(s) to your cart.

3. Apply the discount code

Make sure to use the discount code provided.

4. check out

Provide your shipping information.

Discount Code

Checkout with discount code: IlluminaMLK2023
International Shipping discount code: International


If you have additional questions, please email us at [email protected].

There are instructions included with each kit. Just follow along to build something meaningful for someone in need. 

Your company has decided on a distribution method. The instructions on how to distribute your completed kit will be included in your kit. 

You can! You can add additional kits to your cart. Your company discount code will cover a predetermined amount and you can pay for additional kits on your own. 

Project Helping is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to make it ridiculously easy to volunteer because doing so is good for your mental health.