Toys for Shelter Animals

Classic Kynd Kit

Decorate the Plastic Bag

Decorate the plastic bag. This is what the final kit is distributed in, make this fun and colorful for the recipient to open. 

*We are currently transitioning out of this step. If you do not have a plastic bag, please skip this step. 

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. 

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.

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

Register Your Kit and Follow It's Journey

Delivery Options

*If your kit has a prepaid return label, apply that label to the outside of the box and send it back to Project Helping for distribution. 

Distribution options if your kit does not have a prepaid return label:

  • Deliver the toys to a local animal shelter.

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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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