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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • Do you have a pet and what makes them special to you?

  • What is your favorite animal that you are grateful for and why?

The Recipient

Approximately 6.5 million animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. These shelters are often overwhelmed and underfunded, reporting higher-than-ever rates of incoming lost or abandoned animals.

The Reason

Animal shelters across the country operate under extremely tight budgets. This means that most of the donations they receive go towards food and other essentials, not toys or dog beds. By completing this KyndKit, you’re providing shelter dogs with opportunities for fun that they might not otherwise receive. And who knows — the toys and personalized items might just allow these animals to show off their fun sides to a future adopter.

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.

Decorate the Tote Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Tote bag
  • Markers
2. Decorate the canvas tote
    • Use the permanent markers to decorate the tote bag.
    • Make this fun and colorful for the dog to take their new personalized items home in when they get adopted.
      • 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.

DIY Dog Bowl

1. Find the following items:
 
  • Ceramic Bowl
  • Paint pens
2. Decorate the bowl
  • Using paint pens, decorate the bowl. Write a message or draw something. Get creative!
  • After you’re done decorating, place the bowl 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 bowl cool off inside for an additional 30 min before taking it out.
 
WARNING: Bowl may be hot. Use caution when removing!

Create a "Braided Tug Toy" for a Shelter Dog

1. Find the following items:
  • Fleece Fabric Strips (2 bundles of 4 strips)
  • Scissors (not included in kit)

**These strips are packed in stacks of four and held together with a rubber band. There are two bundles of fleece included. Find both bundles and remove the rubber bands.

*Keep the stacks of four separate. Each stack of four makes one complete toy.
 
2. Watch the following video for instructions:
  • Helpful Tips:
    • The tighter you pull your braid and knots, the longer the toy will last!
    • Don’t forget, you have enough material to make TWO toys.

DIY Bandana

1. Find the following items:
  • White Canvas Bandana 
  • Permanent Markers 
2. Decorate the Bandana
  • Use the provided permanent markers or other writing tools to decorate a bandana for the shelter animal to wear when they are adopted.

  • Helpful Tips:
    • Fold the bandana in half, corner to corner, to get an idea of what it will look like when it is worn by the shelter animal. 
    • Place a piece of paper or cardboard under the canvas to avoid the markers bleeding through.

Create a Dog Bed

1. Find the following items:
  • Blanket
  • Scissors (Not included in kit)
2. Fold the blanket in half
  • If you would like to make a bed for a smaller dog, fold the blanket in half and then in half again.
3. Cut the blanket along the folded edge.

(If you folded the blanket twice to make a bed for a smaller dog, be sure to cut along both folded lines).

4. Cut out the corners
  • Cut out a 4×4 inch square out of each corner of the blanket
5. Cut strips of fabric
  • Starting at a corner, cut strips of fabric, 1 inch wide and 4 inches deep.
  • Keep cutting along one entire edge
6. Tie double knots
  • Take the each piece that you cut and tie each one in a double knot.
  • Continue this process along the entire side of the blanket.
7. Continue the previous steps to finish
  • Continue the above steps on each side of the blanket, until you have finished all four sides.
  • You now have a dog tie blanket bed!

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 recipient will receive their final kit.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated tote bag and put it back into the original box.
  • DO NOT include and used/opened decorating materials.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Newspapers
  • Washcloths
  • Towels and blankets
  • Animal care supplies (leashes, bowls, etc.)
  • OR – give your local shelter a call or take a look at their website to see what kinds of items they accept.

Delivery Options

  • Deliver the kit to a local animal shelter.
 
OR
 
  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to dogs at Dumb Friends League.
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!

Where would you like to go from here?

Follow us on Social Media!

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!
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.