Chemo Care Kit

THE TASK

“What can I do to help?” Cancer caregivers - family and friends of cancer patients - want to provide meaningful support but often times are at a loss for what to say or do. In fact, there are a lot of different things you can do to help your loved one through chemotherapy (“chemo”) and other treatments.

Chemo care kits are packages that contain different items – both for comfort and entertainment – that your loved one might need and want during their treatments.

THE RECIPIENT

We have included a list of items in your chemo care kits that could help a patient before, during and after treatment based on the unexpected side effects from the treatment. Because different people react differently to treatments, we have provided a variety of items. 

 

THE REASON

The most things can make a world of difference for someone going through chemo or cancer treatment. Create a Chemo Care Kit and include a card to lift their spirits.

THE INSTRUCTIONS

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

1. Locate the instruction sheet included with your kit. 

  • Find your Kynd Code. Tear the code in half.
    • Save your half. 
    • Put the other half aside to put into the completed kit.

*The Kynd Code allows you to post your finished kit on KyndHub. The recipient code allows them to find your post, connect with you, and share their gratitude for your kyndness. If the recipient uses their code, you'll get to see where your kit ends up and who benefited from it. 

2. Complete the gratitude practice included in your KyndKit.

 

3. Write Your Letter and Decorate the Envelope

Included materials used for this step: 

  • Folded white card and matching envelope
  • Crayons
  • Pen

 

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.
  • Decorate the envelope that the card goes into.
  • Can't think of what to write, draw a picture!
  • Put your card in the matching envelope. 
  • Include the recipient portion of the Kynd Code in the card to make it easy to find. 

       

      4. Decorate the 6 x 9 Envelope

      This envelope is used to hold the support materials.

      Included materials used for this step: 

      • 6 x 9 Envelope
      • Crayons
      • Pen

       

      Steps:

      • Use the enclosed crayons and pen to decorate the envelope. 
      • Make the envelope fun and colorful.
      • Can't think of what to write, draw a picture!

       

      5. Optional Items to Add

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

        • Warm and Comfy Clothing
        • Warm Socks
        • Moisturizer 
        • Blankets
        • Icy Cold Towel
        • BPA-Free Water Bottle
        • Caffeine-Free Tea (like Peppermint, Chamomile, Ginger and Lemon Tea)

       

      OPTIONAL STEP

      • Go through the pages of the crossword book or sudoku book and write messages on random pages. When the recipient is using it, they will find your surprise messages!

       

      6. Pack the Kit

      Included materials used for this step: 

      • The card and envelope you decorated
      • Decorated 6 x 9 envelope
      • Lotion
      • Lip Balm
      • Eye Mask
      • Wet Wipes
      • Crossword Book or Sudoku
      • Pen
      • Crayons
      • Playing Cards
      • Ginger Chews
      • Eye Mask

      Optional Step: Use the pen or crayons to mark each of the pages of the Sudoku or Crossword Book so when the recipient opens it, there are inspirational messages on some or all of the pages.  

      Steps:

      • Pack the smaller items into the small brown envelopes and decorate and label the outside of them. 
        • Example: pack the gum and ginger chews into a small brown envelope and explain what they are on the outside of the envelope. 
        • Decorate each envolope or write a fun message on the outside. 
      • Pack the all materials into the decorated white envelope
      • Make sure the Kynd Code is included. 
      • Seal the envelope

       

      7. Delivery Options

      • Keep the bag and give it to someone going through cancer treatment.

            OR

      • Get your shipping label from us (no charge) HERE. We will collect the bags and deliver them to a cancer treatment center. 

       

        8. 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!

         

        9. Share It

      1. Post your completed kit on KyndHub using your Kynd Code. The recipient of your kit has the option to connect with you on KyndHub using their Kynd Code and you can see where your kit ends up. 
      2. LOGIN TO KYNDHUB AND POST

           

           

           

          Downloadable Instructions

          Instruction Sheet
          Gratitude Practice Sheet
          Group Leader Instructions

          Thank you for practicing kyndfulness with us again!