501(c)3 Tax Qualified
501(c)3 Tax Qualified
We're working on a major undertaking. We are applying for grants and collecting donations so we can create a non-profit business. Kit's Clubhouse will be a safe, engaging place for kids to play, create, and learn. All profit from this children's center will go directly to Kit's Kindness.
We will offer things like: music classes, art classes, craft days, story time and a children's grief group.
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 have written a book for children who have lost a sibling and those who have lost a parent. We plan on writing about other topics as well. 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.
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 continually work to support our local foster programs by donating things like duffle bags, toiletries, clothes, stocking stuffers, and more. We work with other local organizations to accomplish these goals.
Every year we contribute towards providing necessary school supplies for our local students and new books for the schools
As part of our healthy kids initiative, we support and encourage youth sports. We now offer scholarships to help cover things like sporting equipment and league/program fees to help out young athletes.
As part of our focus on children's education, we are now offering a summer tutoring program. We provide a once-weekly tutor to children who are struggling in school but cannot afford a tutor. The goal is to have them caught up to grade level before they begin school in the fall.
Kindness does not discriminate. Kit's Kindness is committed to including and helping everyone regardless of race, gender, age, or religion.
If you follow our social media, you will find that we constantly post information for caregivers. We provide safety, health, education and mental health tips to spread awareness and keep kids healthy, happy and safe.
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
Assist struggling families with food and necessities
Helping families after personal disasters
Helping families adopt a child
Research for children's safety products and help getting new safety products on the market
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.
This year we changed it up a bit. Our theme was Spread Kindness Like Wildflowers and we passed out wildflower seeds as our act of kindness. We use these small tokens to kickstart a chain reaction of random acts of kindness.
It was brought to our attention that over 100 children who had signed up for the Share the Joy program in our local area were never sponsored and would not be getting any gifts through the program. We partnered with KY Local and the Georgetown Moms to collect donations and buy presents for each child left on the list.
This was our biggest year ever. We had dozens of volunteers passing out kindness cookies all over the United States and even more performing random acts of kindness.
We had volunteers all over the United States ready to perform over 500 acts of kindness.
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 organizations were not able to donate blankets. Kit's Kindness members made as many blankets as we could, by hand, to donate to these children for their special day. We hope the blankets will be bring comfort to the newly adopted children.
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.