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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is something your parents or guardians taught you that you are grateful for?

  • What is one characteristic about your mother or a mentor that you appreciate and why?

The Recipient

Pregnancy and the birth of a new child can be a very exciting time, however, some women struggle with mental health during or after pregnancy. 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression, or mood and anxiety struggles during pregnancy or after delivery.  

While this kit can easily be self-distributed as a gift to a new mother in your neighborhood or community, your can also return your kit to Project Helping. 

If you choose to return the kit to Project Helping, your kit will be distributed through a hospital to support a woman shortly after birth. Women in America are still 35 percent more likely than men to be poor in America, with single mothers facing the highest risk. Currently, 35 percent of single women with children live and raise their families in poverty. 

The Reason

The overall success rate for treating postpartum depression is 80%, making it essential for anyone who wants to heal. Create a care package for a new mom that includes mental health resources and self care items for them to take some time for themself and know they are supported by others.

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 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, etc.
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.
        • 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 closed. 

Decorate the Canvas Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas bag
  • Markers
  • Stencil
  • 2. Decorate the canvas bag.
    • Use the permanent markers and the provided stencil to decorate the canvas bag.
      • Make the bag fun and colorful.

*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
  • Stencil 
  • Enclosed materials such as markers, paint pens, etc.
2. Surprise Kyndness
  • Use the provided stencil to decorate the outside of the journal.
  • Use random pages in the journal to write short uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

DIY Origami Flower Bouquet

** Mother’s love receiving flowers. It can be hard to send flowers through the mail, so make an origami flower bouquet instead! 

1. Find the following items:
  • Origami paper
2. Follow this video to make an origami flower bouquet.

Coffee Mug

1. Find the following items:
  • White coffee mug
  • Paint pens
  • Stencil
2. Decorate the mug
  • Using paint pens, decorate the mug. Write a message or draw something. Get creative!
  • After you’re done decorating, place the mug in the oven before preheating. Then, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once preheated, set timer for 30 min. Once the time is over, turn off your oven and let the mug cool off inside for an additional 30 min before taking it out.
WARNING: Mug may be hot. Use caution when removing!

Decorate the Box

Use the enclosed materials to decorate the box the kit came in. Make this fun and colorful. Get creative! This is how the new mom will receive their final kit.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated original box.
  • DO NOT include used/opened decorating materials.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Self-care items (bath bomb, candle, face mask, epson salt, etc.)
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Baby items
  • High protein snacks
Items not to include: 
  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items
  • Alcohol

Delivery Options

  • Deliver your completed kit to a new mom that you know.

OR

  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to a new mom.

     

    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.

You Did It!

Thank you for building a Kynd Kit!

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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

Go back to the Kynd Kit bundle builder and get more kits to continue your impact.

Back to the Instruction Index

Go back to the Kynd Kit instruction index to build more kits!

Project Helping Homepage

Go to the Project Helping homepage. Explore our programs and get involved!