Gratitude for First Responders


Show your gratitude for first responders by making a gratitude card and a care package that can be delivered to a first responder of your choice. 


First responders put themselves in harm's way every day. Police officers, firefighters, and paramedics put themselves on the front lines of dangerous and traumatic events. These heroes live among us in our communities every day and are ready to serve when they are needed. 


When first responders are called the respond immediately. Often they are rushing into situations that may keep them away for some time, which is why these simple kits can be so powerful.


These are the instructions for Gratitude for First Responders. 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, 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



  • Express your gratitude and encouragement. 
  • Decorate the card and envelope with the enclosed stickers and markers.
  • Sign off: FIRST NAMES ONLY and no contact information, please.
  • Include the recipient portion of the Kynd Code in the card to make it easy to find. 


Helpful Tips:

  • Can't think of what to write? Draw a picture!
  • Sign off: FIRST NAMES ONLY and no contact information, please.
  • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
  • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.


    Sign Off:

    • Adults: Include your contact information if you want.
    • Children: FIRST NAMES ONLY and no addresses, please.


      4. Optional Items to Add

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

      • Hand Sanitizer
      • Batteries
      • Coffee Packets
      • Lip Balm
      • Kleenex
      • Nutrition Bars
      • Gum
      • Travel Size Lotion / Toiletries
      • Advil / Aleeve


      5. Pack the Kit

      Included materials used for this step: 

      • The card and envelope you decorated
      • Lip Balm
      • Flashlight
      • Gum
      • Toothbrush
      • Toothpaste
      • Optional items you've chosen to include
      • Don't forget to include the Kynd Code



      • Pack the materials into the included bag
      • Seal the bag


      6. Delivery Options

      • Deliver the art activity bag to local first responders.


      • Get your shipping label from us (no charge) HERE. We will collect the kits and distribute them to first responders. 


        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

        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!