Kit was a happy and loving baby who lost her life unexpectedly in a very tragic accident. She was always smiling and brought joy to all who knew her. After her death, on what would have been her second birthday, her parents decided to perform a random act of kindness each day for a week and asked their friends and family to do the same. They wanted to bring happiness to others during a grief-filled time for them.
Their friends and family came through. The week was so successful, and so many acts of kindness for Kit were performed, that the following year on her third birthday, her parents decided to make her birthday Kit's Kindness Day and ask everyone to perform random acts of kindness again. Friends, family, and even strangers, made Kit's Kindness day a huge day filled with random acts of kindness across the United States. Kit's family was so overwhelmed with how many people participated, they decided they should not limit Kit's Kindness to only one day a year. It was then they started the process of turning Kits Kindness into a nonprofit charity organization so they could help children and others throughout the year.
Kits Kindness' has two main headquarters: Scott County, Kentucky, and Seminole County, Florida. However, we members across the United States willing to help and participate whenever they are needed. Our acts of kindness are performed all over the United States. The main focus of our organization is children's health, safety, and education, however, we will help others in any way we can.
If you would like to become a member and join us in spreading kindness, please contact us. To donate to our cause, click on the Donate button, or you can private message us and we will send a secure address for which to send a check. If you know of a person, child, or organization in need of help, please fill out our contact form and let us know what we can do.
The world lost a beautiful soul far too soon, but with your help we will help make the world a better place in her honor.
When a child is adopted, they are given (or get to choose) a handmade blanket to take home. In the past, these have all been donated by local organizations. However, due to Covid-19, many of these organization have not been able to donate blankets at this time. Kit's Kindness members are currently handmaking as many blankets as we can to donate to these children for their special day. We hope the blankets will be bring comfort to the newly adopted children.
One thing we have noticed is that there aren't many good books to help children through the grief process and deal with their feelings. We are currently writing books for children who have lost a sibling to help them better understand their emotions and how to express themselves. As well, we are writing a book for those children born after their sibling has passed. Our hope is that the books will give grieving children some comfort and not feel so alone.
We have written and designed a Kindness Journal to be used throughout the year. These will be sold and given to contributors to remind them of their generosity and inspire them to continue their acts of kindness. We hope to have these finalized and available for the holidays.
Each month on our Facebook page, we will be posting a different act of kindness to do that month. we hope that all our members and followers on Facebook participate in this act of kindness. These are small, inexpensive acts that we hope will cheer up someone's day. Make sure to follow us on Facebook so you can participate too!
When we were grieving the loss of Kit, we were sent a "Box of Sunshine." It was filled with notes, gifts and trinkets. It brightened our day, not because we got gifts, but because someone was thinking about us. So when we hear of people going through rough times, (like a woman losing a child, or a little boy struggling in the ICU) we send them a box of sunshine to brighten their day and let them know someone is thinking about them.
Throughout the year we get requests from various individuals and organizations who need help. We reach out to our community and aid them in any way we can. We're grateful our reach expands many states in order to help as many people as necessary.
Introducing the Kit's Kindness Cozy -- a carseat-safe winter jacket so a child can be safely strapped into their car seat and then covered again to keep warm. Wearing a thick winter jacket, their straps are not able to tighten properly which can cause injury in an accident. This Cozy eliminates that concern.
We at Kit's Kindness have so many ideas of things we want to do and ways to help children. Following are but a few of our big ideas. Your donations will help to get new projects started across the U.S. Examples are:
Grief Counseling Programs for Kids
Sponsorship of kids for athletic clubs, leagues, and camps
Donations of school supplies
Assist struggling families with food and necessities
Helping families after personal disasters
Helping families adopt a child
Donations of toys for Christmas
Research for children's safety products and help getting new safety products on the market
Provide needed items for foster children
and so much more!
We're so excited by the potential to help and can't wait to get these projects started as soon as we can.
We were in tears over how many acts of kindness were committed in Kit's name today. People from Maine to California all sent us notes on what they were doing in her honor. Dozens and Dozens of kindness cookies were distributed with a note to pay it forward and do something nice for someone. We had people paying for coffee for the next in line, one delivered bundt cakes to a dozen people to let them know they were important, some bought lunch for a stranger, and one even paid for a full scholarship to summer camp at Kit's old daycare. There were more acts than we can write down, but each and every one of them meant the world to us. The wonderful thing about doing something kind, however, is we have no idea how far-reaching the effects are as the act is passed along. Thank you to everyone who participated.
This was our first year of doing something kind in Kit's name. When we decided we wanted to celebrate her birthday in this manner and mentioned it to family and friends, we were overwhelmed by the response. Never did we think so many wanted to get involved. In the end, we had hundreds of people doing an act of kindness in Kit's name. When we realized that it brought so much joy to both the giver and receiver, we decided right then and there that this was how we were to celebrate Kit's life going forward... giving and creating a smile on another's behalf. Our precious Kit was always smiling, and we hope she smiled from heaven at the celebration of her life.