St. Jude's Activity Bag

Classic Kynd Kit
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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • As a child, what was a hope or dream of yours?

  • When it comes to your mental and physical health, what are you most grateful for?

The Recipient

Your KyndKit will be used to help children who are receiving treatment at a local hospital. These kits will be sent to a local hospital and handed out by their staff to the kids and families in need.

The Reason

The children and their families spend a great deal of time waiting for treatment, tests, and procedures. These kits help them pass the time while in the waiting room or hospital room.

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.

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 crayons, markers, stickers
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.
      • 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 closed. 

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.

*This is what the final kit will be distributed in, make this fun and colorful for the recipient to open.

DIY Jigsaw Puzzle

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Small white envelope
  • Markers, 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.
  •  Please DO NOT lick the envelope shut

Surprise Kyndness

1. Find the following items:
  • Activity Pad
  • Coloring book
  • Enclosed materials such as markers, stickers, etc.
2. Surprise Kyndness
  • Use random pages in the activity and coloring books to write short uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

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
  • Playing cards
  • Stickers
  • Small, quick crafts
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • More crayons
  • Other craft and art supplies

Items not to include:

  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items

Delivery Options

  • Deliver the kit to a local children’s hospital.
OR
 
  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to a local children’s hospital
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

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.

Get More Kynd Kits

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