Welcome Home Kit

Kynd Kit Max

Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is something in your home that you are grateful and why?
  •  What is something that you were most grateful for when your moved into your first home/apartment?

The Recipient

This kit was designed with LifeMoves to help support their mission. LifeMoves is the largest provider of interim housing and services for homelessness in Silicon Valley. With 26 shelter and service sites from Daly City to San Jose (our two newest sites are Mountain View and Half Moon Bay) LiveMoves gives our neighbors experiencing homelessness a temporary place to call home while providing intensive, customized case management through both site-based programs and community outreach. The case management teaches the skills that clients need in order to get back to and stay in stable housing and is often referred to as the LiveMoves “secret sauce.” 86% of families and 67% of individuals who engage in LifeMoves programs return to stable housing. 

The Reason

A new home comes with new beginnings and new aspirations. Create a house warming kit for those transitioning out of homelessness to ensure a positive transition as they begin to connect with the community. In this kit, there are basic essentials for a new home along with DIY activities to make their new place go from feeling like four walls to a home.  

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

*Starting on April 4th, we have implemented a QR code/serial number process. If you do not have a QR code on the inside your box, please disregard this step. This QR code will be blue and has a serial number starting with KK underneath it. See example image below.
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 crayons, 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.

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 shut

Decorate the Canvas Tote

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas Tote
  • Markers
2. Decorate the canvas tote:
  • Use the enclosed markers to decorate the tote.
  • Make the canvas tote fun and colorful.
    * TIP: Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

DIY Wall Art

Help make those transitioning out of homelessness feel more at home by creating wall art for their new place.

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas panel
  • Markers
2. Decorate the canvas panel
  • Write a quote or draw a picture 
    • Examples:
      • Welcome home 
      • You are brave, you are strong, you are enough
      • Meals and memories are made here 
      • Start each day with a grateful heart
      • Do small things with great love
      • Home sweet home

*Kit Builder Tip: Feel free to use your own favorite affirmations or search the internet for inspiration. 

DIY Door Banner

1. Find the following items:
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • 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.
    • Examples:
      • Welcome home 
      • Home sweet home
      • Welcome to our home
      • There is no place like home 
      • It’s good to be home

*Kit Builder Tip: Feel free to use your own favorite affirmations or search the internet for inspiration

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated tote and put it back into the original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Do not pack an opened or used items. 
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Cleaning items
  • Laundry items
  • Wall decor 
Items not to include: 
  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items
  • Alcohol

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.


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.

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)

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