Women's Care Kit

Classic Kynd Kit
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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is one simple thing that made you smile today?

  • What is a quality or a trait about yourself that you are proud of and why?

The Recipient

There are an estimated 223,166 people who identify as women in the United States experiencing homelessness on a given night, according to the most recent national point-in-time estimate. This represents a rate of approximately 13 people identifying as women experiencing homelessness per every 10,000 people in the general population.

The Reason

The most basic needs can make a world of difference to those experiencing homelessness. By making a dignity bag, you can impact someone with a meaningful, thoughtful action.

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

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 envelope.
  • Use the enclosed materials write a letter and decorate the envelope.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
    • Decorate the front and 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 shut 

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.

Decorate the Canvas Bag

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

*Helpful tip: Place a piece of paper or cardboard in the bag before decorating to prevent the marker from bleeding through.

Surprise Kyndness

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Journal
  • Writing materials provided
2. Decorate the journal:
  • Decorate the front, back, inside front, and inside back cover of the journal with a picture or uplifting message.
  • Use random pages in the journal to write short uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

Uplifting Self Image

1. Find the following items:
  • Compact brush/mirror
  • Enclosed materials such as markers, stickers, etc.
2. How to:
  • Decorate back of the mirror
  • Include an uplifting message the recipient will see each time they use it.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack the all materials into the decorated plastic bag
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any additional items you would like.
  • Self-care items
  • Toiletries
  • Socks
  • High protein snack items
  • Water or powdered drink mixes
  • Please only include items that are UNOPENED and UNUSED

Items not to include:

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

Delivery Options

  • This kit is designed to be self distributed. Keep the bag with you or in your car to give it to someone in your community who would benefit from this dignity bag.

OR

  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to Dress for Success.
     
    To get a return label, click HERE.

You Did It!

Thank you for building a Kynd Kit!

Where would you like to go from 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

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

Go back to the Kynd Kit bundle builder and get more kits to continue your impact.

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