Care Packages for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

THE TASK

Create Care Packages for men and women leaving the immigrant detention center. These packages are a simple act of love that remind immigrants that remind immigrants of their dignity.

THE RECIPIENT

Every day approximately five immigrants are released from the detention center who have no family or friends in Colorado. Casa de Paz provides hospitality to them as they make their way to reunite with their families or sponsors living in the USA. 

THE REASON

We believe in The Golden Rule - to treat others the way we would want to be treated. A care package is a powerful way to remind immigrants that they matter and they are worth our time and attention.

THE INSTRUCTIONS

These are the instructions for the Refugee Care Package Kit. Questions? Email us at hey@kyndhub.com

1. Complete the gratitude practice included in your KyndKit.

 

2. Write Your Letter

Included materials used for this step: 

  • Folded white card and matching envelope
  • Markers
  • Stickers

 

Steps:

  • Use the enclosed crayons and pen to decorate the card and envelope. 
  • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message. 
  • Decorate the front and the inside of the card.
  • Can't think of what to write, draw a picture!
  • Put your card in the matching envelope. 

Helpful Tips:

  • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
  • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.

     

    3. Optional Items to Add

    These are just a few ideas for additional items you can add to the care package.

    • Socks
    • Shampoo
    • Soap
    • Sanitary Items
    • Moisturizer 
    • Dental Floss
    • Cotton Swabs
    • Baby Wipes
    • Comb or Brush
    • Phone Card
    • Tissues
    • Hand Sanitizer 
    • Healthy Snacks

     

    4. Pack the Kit

    Included materials used for this step: 

    • The card and envelope you decorated
    • Granola Bar
    • Fruit Snacks
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Tissues
    • Shampoo
    • Any additional items you've chosen to add

     

    Steps:

    • Pack the materials and your card into the plastic bag
    • Seal the bag

     

    5. Delivery Options

    • Keep the bag with you and hand it out when you see someone in need.

          OR

    • Get your shipping label from us (no charge) HERE. We will collect the bags and deliver them to local shelters. 

     

      6. Go Back to Your Gratitude Exercise

      • Write down any additional gratitude you now feel.
      • Go to the first prompt "someone you are grateful for". 
      • Fill out your included Kynd Card and give it to that person.
      • Now you've done an act of kyndness, too!

       

      7. Share It

       

       

       

      Downloadable Instructions

      Gratitude Practice Sheet
      Group Leader Instructions

      Thank you for practicing kyndfulness with us again!