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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 them 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

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.
      • 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
  • 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.

Surprise Kyndness

Use the provided stencil to decorate the outside of the journal. Then go through the pages of the journal and write uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the mom receiving the kit

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 it. 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.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Self-care items (bath bomb, candle, face mask, epson salt, etc.)
  • Fuzzy socks
  • High protein snacks

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.

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