Cold Care Kits for Homeless


For people experiencing homelessness, the cold weather presents many challenges. This kit is designed to build Cold Care Kits to hand out when you see someone who could use it. 


There are an estimated 553,742 people 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 17 people experiencing homelessness per every 10,000 people in the general population.


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


These are the instructions for Cold Care Kits for the Homeless. Questions? Email us at

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 (if the have computer access), 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

Included materials used for this step: 

  • Folded white card and matching envelope
  • Crayons
  • Stickers



  • Use the enclosed crayons and stickers 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. 
  • Include the recipient portion of the Kynd Code in the card to make it easy to find. 

Helpful Tips:

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


    4. Optional Items to Add

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

    • More Socks
    • Shampoo
    • Soap
    • Sanitary Items
    • Moisturizer 
    • Hand Warmers
    • Toothpaste
    • Dental Floss
    • Toothbrushes
    • Cotton Swabs
    • Mini Sewing Kit
    • Winter Hat
    • Baby Wipes
    • Comb or Brush
    • Phone Card
    • Tissues
    • Hand Sanitizer 
    • Winter Gloves


    5. Pack the Kit

    Included materials used for this step: 

    • The card and envelope you decorated
    • Socks
    • Winter Gloves
    • Hand Warmers
    • Snacks
    • Any other optional items you want to include
    • Plastic bag
    • Don't forget to keep your Kynd Code and put the recipient half in the kit


    Use the enclosed small envelopes to pack some of the smaller items, such as lip balm and moist towelettes then decorate the small envelopes and label them. 


    • Pack the materials into the plastic bag
    • Seal the bag


    6. Delivery Options

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


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


      7. 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!


      8. 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. 




      Downloadable Instructions

      Instruction Sheet
      Gratitude Practice Sheet
      Group Leader Instructions

      Thank you for practicing kyndfulness with us again!