Senior Care

Classic Kynd Kit
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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • Who is an elder that you are grateful for and why?

  • What is a lesson that an elder has taught you that you will never forget?

The Recipient

Everyone loves to be surprised by an unexpected gift, especially senior citizens who are living alone or in assisted living. Even the smallest gifts can brighten their spirits and make them feel loved and remembered.

The Reason

Loneliness and isolation can be a challenging time for senior citizens living alone or in assisted living. Your care package can impact someone in your family, neighborhood, or in a local assisted living community.

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

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 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.
    • Decorate the front and back of the envelope.
      • 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 shu

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.

DIY Picture Frame

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
Use the enclosed permanent markers to decorate the outside and inside of the picture frame. The active military member can put a picture in the frame you decorated and be reminded of someone they love daily while they are away.
 
*Kit Maker Tip: Repetitive shapes or inspirational quotes written around the frame are easy decoration ideas.

Decorate the Playing Cards

*This is a new addition to this kit. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Deck of Cards
  • Round Sticker Labels 
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the playing cards.
  • Use the enclosed markers to write encouraging messages, affirmations, jokes, or pictures on the white round stickers.
  • Place the labels on the back of some of your cards. 

Surprise Kyndness

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

DIY Magnets

Find the following items:

  • Square white cards
  • Magnet dots
  • Crayons or colored pencils
 
Decorate the magnets
  • Decorate each square card using crayons or colored pencils. When done, stick one magnet dot to the back of each square card.
*Do not use washable markers or whiteboard markers! It will rub off.

DIY Jigsaw Puzzle

*This is a new addition to this kit. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Blank Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Small white envelope
  • Markers, crayons, pen, etc.
2. Assemble the puzzle
  • You will need to start with the puzzle assembled
3. Draw a picture or put a special message on the front of the puzzle.
  • Use the whole puzzle, filling it with color or messaging from edge-to-edge.
4. Prepare the small white envelope to hold the puzzle.
  • This envelope will hold the completed puzzle.
  • Decorate one side of the small white envelope with a picture or message.
  • Use the other side of the small white envelope to explain how to assemble the puzzle and what it will look like when it is done.
5. Take the puzzle apart and put the pieces in the envelope.
6. Seal the envelope.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated 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
  • Games and activity books
  • Toiletries
  • Stamps
  • Snacks
  • Small, quick crafts
  • Colored Pencils, crayons, or markers
  • Other craft and art supplies
Items not to include:
  • Perishable items
  • Sharp ObjectsNut food products
  • Religious or political items
  • Alcohol

Delivery Options

  • Deliver the kit to someone you know or a local senior center.

OR

  • Return your completed kit Project Helping for distribution

     To get a return label click HERE.

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)

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

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