We complete a service act each day. We just take 15-20 minutes to do it. Sometimes, they are planned. Sometimes, they are not. For those opportunities where we are out and about and see an opportunity to help another, we grab our Kindness Kit.
Ingredients for a Kindness Kit
- a Homeless Care Kit in a Sock
- quarters and dollar bills
- balloons to make hats or animal balloons and a balloon pump
- FUN bandaids
- paper flower ready to hand out
- note cards and pencils
- $5 gift cards
- plastic bags for collecting trash
- latex-free gloves
- In the winter, we have spare mittens.
- In the summer, we keep extra snacks and water bottles.
We have had some great experiences with our “on the go” service acts. Sometimes, it is just as simple as recognizing someone that needs a lift and giving them a note, paper flower, or a sticker. (You’d be amazed at how almost everyone loves an unexpected sticker.)
We enjoy our Kindness Kit so much that we have decided that new neighbors will get one from us with some easy acts of kindness to do with their families.
We started our Kindness Kit by putting in things that we used the most often in our acts of service. We put them all in a bag that was forgotten in the back of the closet. Newly repurposed, we filled the bag and threw it in the car. Nothing easier than that!
Join the Movement to Raise Kind Kids!
- Let us know that you would like to participate in our kindness programs.
- Join us in our project When Bad Things Happen: what to say and do with your kids.
- Share your talents and skills as a volunteer for Pennies of Time.
- This week, complete an act of kindness with your kids. Need a suggestion? Here are 5 Easy Ways