Ronald McDonald

Classic Kynd Kit

Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • Who has always been there for you when you were down?

  • What is something good that happened to you this week that you are grateful for?

The Recipient

Ronald McDonald is a nonprofit that started by realizing that parents need a way to stay close to their hospitalized children. They currently have 685 programs worldwide that allow parents who are far from home to stay close to their hospitalized child and benefit from the comforts of home without incurring hotel and food costs.

The Reason

This kit is designed to make door hangers and a mailbox full of encouraging, positive letters for the parents staying at Ronald McDonald house. Help decorate their door to welcome them and make them feel at home and not alone during this difficult time.

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 Encouraging Notes to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank cards and matching envelopes
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers, pom poms, buttons, glue, etc
2. Write encouraging/positive notes
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the cards and envelopes.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
    • Decorate the front and the inside of the cards.
    • Include your Kynd Code in one of these letters.
3. Decorate the envelopes.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the envelopes that will hold your cards.
    • Make them colorful and fun. Decorate the front and back of the envelopes.
4. You will place the completed cards and envelopes you decorated into the mailbox (done in the next step.)

Build a Mailbox to Put Your Letters In

1. Locate the box that came inside the larger packaging. 
2. With the brown side of the box facing up, fold in the small side flaps.
  •  Do this on both sides. 
3. Cut a hole in the side of the box, big enough so your letters or other letters can fit inside of them.
4. Decorate the Mailbox
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the mailbox. Make this fun and colorful. Get creative!
5. Place all of your encouraging letters in the mailbox.


Make a Flag Banner

1. Find the following items:
  • Construction paper
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers, pom poms, buttons, etc.
  • Scissors (not included)
2. Cut the construction paper into triangles, circles, or other shapes.
3. Cut holes in each side of the construction paper and connect to the twine to make a banner.
4. Use the enclosed material to decorate the banner or write an encouraging message across the banner.

Make Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

1. Find the following items:
  • Pipe Cleaners
2. Twist and shape pipe cleaners to make spring-time ornaments to hang on the door of the recipient.
  • Click on the following examples to see how to make different, fun pipe cleaner ornaments.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like for the recipient. (Optional)

Delivery Options

  • Use the return label provided to return your completed kit to Ronald McDonald.

Share Your Impact

Post your experience on KyndHub.

KyndHub is an online community that gamifies volunteering, acts of kindness, and gratitude.

  1. Go to 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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