IMA 2019 Conference - Gratitude for Veterans


Welcome to KyndKits. KyndKits are small, impactful volunteer projects that can be completed anywhere, any time! We designed this project specifically for the IMA Conference. Our standard kits include more materials and take 20-30 minutes to complete. They are great for corporate events, conferences, but can also be delivered on a monthly schedule. 


For the IMA Conference KyndKit, we will be writing a letter of gratitude for a military veteran. The goal is to include colorful, uplifting messages to let our military veterans know we appreciate their service.


Your letter will be distributed to a military veteran. These personal letters of support are a great way to let our veterans know value their service and sacrifice.


Your support and gratitude are important because it will positively impact the well-being of someone who has served our country. This is a simple yet powerful way to actively support our veterans.


These are the instructions for Gratitude for Military Veterans. 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
  • Pens
  • Crayons
  • Stickers



  • Decorate the enclosed card and envelope.
  • Write your letter.
  • Start with a salutation, such as “Dear Hero” 
  • Express your thanks for their service.


Helpful Tips:

  • Do not include a date on the letter.
  • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
  • Share a little about yourself: family, hobbies, work, school, pets, travel.
  • Talk about life and interests: sports, weather, music, movies, food, books.


Sign Off:

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


    3. Delivery Options

    • Complete the kit at the conference and leave it at the KyndHub booth. We will deliver them in bulk. 


    • Mail or give your card to someone you know has served or mail it to a local military base to be distributed. 


      4. 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!


      5. Share It




      Downloadable Instructions

      Gratitude Practice Sheet
      Group Leader Instructions

      Thank you for practicing kyndfulness with us again!