Cold Care Kits for Homeless (October)


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. 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



  • Use the enclosed markers 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. 

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.

    • 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


    4. 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



    • Pack the materials 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..


    • 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

      Instruction Sheet
      Gratitude Practice Sheet
      Group Leader Instructions

      Thank you for practicing kyndfulness with us again!