Toys for Shelter Animals

Classic Kynd Kit

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There are step-by-step directions below to complete your Kynd Kit. If you have any questions during your build, there is a live chat in the corner of the screen.

You can also email us by clicking the button below.

DIY Bandana

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 "Pom Pom Toy" for a Shelter Cat

Using a scissors, yarn, and the following video, create a toy for a shelter cat. Helpful tip: The tighter the knot the longer the toy will last. 

If the video will not load, please view the original instructional video here.

Create a "Braided Tug Toy" for a Shelter Dog

Use the pre cut fleece, scissors, and the following video to make a tug toy. Helpful tip: The tighter your knot, the longer the toy will last.

If the video will not load, please view the original instructional video here.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated plastic bag and put it back into the original box.
  • Please only include items that are UNOPENED and UNUSED
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Newspapers
  • Washcloths
  • Towels and blankets
  • Animal care supplies (leashes, collars, bowls, etc.)
  • Unopened Treats 
  • OR give your local shelter a call or take a look at their website to see what kinds of items they accept.

Items not to include:

  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects

Delivery Options

  1. Deliver the kit to a local animal shelter.
  2. Return your completed kit to be distributed to an animal shelter by Project Helping. 

    1. If your kit has a prepaid return label, cover the existing shipping label with your return label. 

    2. If you need to get a return label, click HERE.

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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


EIN/Tax ID: 45-2442366

Nonprofit Classification: 501(c)(3)

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