Immigrant Care

Classic Kynd Kit
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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is a simple pleasure that you enjoyed today?

  • What communities are you grateful for?

The Recipient

Every day approximately five immigrants are released from the detention center who have no family or friends in Colorado. Casa de Paz provides hospitality to them as they make their way to reunite with their families or sponsors living in the USA.

The Reason

We believe in The Golden Rule – to treat others the way we would want to be treated. A care package is a powerful way to remind immigrants that they matter and they are worth our time and attention.

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.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank card and matching envelope
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers
2. Write your letter 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. 
  • Include the Kynd Code sheet with the card.

Decorate the Canvas Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas bag
  • Sharpies
  • 2. Decorate the canvas bag.
    • Use the permanent markers to decorate the canvas bag.
      • Make the bag fun and colorful.
        * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

Decorate the Plastic Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Write-on plastic bag
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the plastic bag.
  • The plastic bag is designed to be written on. This is what the recipient will receive their completed kit in. 
  • Use the enclosed markers to write an encouraging message or draw a picture on the white panel on the plastic bag.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated plastic bag and put it back into the original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Socks
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Sanitary items
  • Moisturizer
  • Dental floss
  • Cotton swabs
  • Baby wipes
  • Comb or brush
  • Phone card
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Healthy snacks

Delivery Options

  • Keep the completed kit with you and give it out when you see someone in need.
 
OR
 
  • Return your completed kit to be distributed men and women leaving the immigrant detention center.
     
    To get a return label, click HERE.

You Did It!

Thank you for building a Kynd Kit!

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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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