LGBTQ+ Support

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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is one simple thing that made you smile today?

  • What is a quality or a trait about yourself that you are proud of and why?

The Recipient

The completed KyndKit can be delivered to any individual that you believe would benefit, or any organization you would like to support that serves the LGBTQ+ community. The items in this kit were chosen by our partner organizations that specifically serve the LGBTQ+ community with a focus on mental well-being.

The Reason

We all struggle with our mental health from time to time. These kits are designed by the LGBTQ+ community, for the LGBTQ+ community. They provide an opportunity to deal with stress, anxiety, and other mental health related struggles with a variety of tools and coping skills. The kit also includes accessible mental health resources.

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
2. Write your letter and decorate the envelope.
  • Use the enclosed materials to write a letter and decorate the envelope.
    • 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.
        • 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.
  • The plastic bag is designed to be written on. 
  • 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 recipient will receive this kit.

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!

*Helpful tip: Place a piece of paper in the bag before decorating to prevent the marker from bleeding through.

Surprise Kyndness

1. Find the following items:
  • Journal
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers, etc.
2. Surprise Kyndness
  • Decorate the outside of the journal with a picture or uplifting message.
  • Use random pages in the journal to write short uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

Create an Origami Heart

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Square rainbow origami paper.
2. Fold the origami paper according to the instructions or video below:

Create a Friendship Bracelet

1. Find the following items:
  • 6 skeins of embroidery thread in the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
  • Scissors (not included) 
2. Follow the steps in the video below:

Create a Keychain

1. Find the following items:
  • Clear keychain
  • Markers, pens, or other craft materials
  • Blank white card
  • Scissors (not included)
2. Using a pin or other small tool, open the keychain.
3. Using the rectangular cover, trace the shape and size onto the blank white card. 
  • The white card will be used for another project (Pronoun Button below), so use sparingly.
4. Decorate the paper.
  • Write an inspirational message or draw a picture!
5. Cut out the paper to fit the shape of the keychain. 
6. Place the image inside of the keychain and place the rectangular cover back to close. 
 

Create a Button

1. Find the following items:
  • Clear button
  • Blank white card
  • Scissors (not included)
2. Using a pin or other small tool, open the button.
3. Using the circular cover, trace the shape and size onto the blank white card twice to make two different circles. 
  • The white card will be used for another project (Keychain above), so use sparingly. 
5. Cut out each circle from the paper to fit the shape of the button. 
6. Place the white circles inside of the button and place the back cover to close. 
7. This will be used for recipient to create their own, correct, pronoun pin! 

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated canvas bag and plastic bag and put it back into the original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Please only include items that are UNOPENED AND UNUSED. 
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Post-it notes
  • Playing cards
  • Stickers
  • Small, quick crafts
  • Self-care items
Items not to include: 
  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items
  • Alcohol

Delivery Options

Keep the bag and give it to someone in your community who would benefit.
 
OR
 
Return your completed kit to be distributed to someone in the LGBTQ+ community.
 
To get a 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.

LOGIN TO KYNDHUB

Share Your Completed Kynd Kit on Social Media!

We’d love to hear about your Kynd Kit experience. Post your completed kit on social media and tag Project Helping.

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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)

Get More Kynd Kits

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