Everything You Need to Know About Our Kits

1 COVID Safe Kit Pack Kits for a Cause

Are you looking for new ways to volunteer and get involved? We can think of no better way to make an impact, than helping at-risk communities to access the supplies and essentials that they need most, when they need it. That’s where Kits for a Cause can really help to make a difference.

Whether you’re looking to get your family involved or plan a work event that gives back, here is everything you need to know about our kits.

About Kits for a Cause

Before we get started, let’s take some time to introduce Kits for a Cause!

Kits for a Cause is an organization that works to help connect charities throughout North America with groups and individuals who are looking to get involved, give back and make an impact. Kits for a Cause facilitates small and large events that help everyday people make a significant impact by packing kits filled with essential supplies and products that are geared toward certain groups.

Whether you’re looking to support a local school or help at-risk groups prepare for colder weather with essential supplies, Kits for a Cause is here to help!

The Kits

When planning a kit packing event, you will have the opportunity to choose from a number of kits that can be packed, each one supporting an at-risk community in different ways. To help you gain a better understanding of the kits, here is everything you need to know!

Baby and New Mom Kit

Essential supplies to help welcome a baby into the world and support a new mom, easing the transition into motherhood.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Diapers, wipes and bathing supplies
  • Soft blankets or a book
  • Adult toiletries, journal or sleepwear

Learn more about our Baby and New Mom Kits!

Back to School Kit

Everything a child or teenager could need to help them transition into a new school year and thrive within a structured learning environment.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Backpack and lunchbox
  • Pencil case with pencils, markers or a pencil sharpener
  • Notebooks, exercise books and paper

Learn more about our Back to School Kits!

Birthday Kit

Help a child, teenager or young adult celebrate their birthday in style! From essential supplies and creature comforts, to fun toys and games to enjoy, you can help make their birthday extra special.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Essential clothing such as socks
  • Fun family-friendly board games
  • Party supplies for most ages

Learn more about our Birthday Kits!

Cancer Comfort Kit

Help to provide comfort and care to those who have been diagnosed with a form of cancer and may be receiving treatments.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Warm blankets, hat and hot water bottle
  • Adult colouring book and stationary
  • Reusable water bottle

Learn more about our Cancer Comfort Kits!

Caregiver Kit

The Caregiver Kit can help to provide basic and essential items for those who are supporting a loved one, especially through medical treatments, rehabilitation or other difficult transitional time.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Activity books and stationary
  • Sanitary products and self-care supplies
  • Comfort items such as earplugs or a reusable water bottle

Learn more about our Caregiver Kits!

Children’s Activity Kit

Keeping a child happy, content and entertained is often easier said than done! With help from the right products, essentials and activities, children can be perfectly entertained! Whether it’s an emergency situation or court hearing, the right supplies can truly make all the difference.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Colouring books, markers and craft supplies
  • Storybooks
  • Small toys

Learn more about our Children’s Activity Kits!

Children’s Overnight Kit

For many reasons and in many situations, a child may need to be removed from their home urgently. Whether it be a fire, disaster or unsafe situation, the right supplies can help to provide comfort, care and entertainment during an emergency overnight placement.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Essential items such as diapers, soap and other toiletries
  • Pyjamas, socks and a cozy blanket
  • Storybook, craft supplies or a small toy

Learn more about our Children’s Overnight Kits!

Disaster Relief Kit

In a split second, everything can change. Those who have been affected by a disaster may need essential items as they navigate their temporary living situation. A disaster relief kit can provide comfort, hygiene and care to those affected by disasters such as a flood, fire or storm.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Clothing and sleepwear
  • Toiletries and hygienic products
  • Child care items such as diapers and blankets

Learn more about our Disaster Relief Kits!

Holiday Gift Kit

Help to make the holiday season special and memorable for a person or family who is in need. These kits often support toy drives, homeless shelters and families in need of extra support during the holiday season.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Toys for children
  • Clothing and sleepwear
  • Sanitary products and toiletries

Learn more about our Holiday Gift Kits!

Hygiene Kit

Our hygiene kits are all about one thing, hygiene! These kits are prepared for individuals in many situations, from adults who are residing in a shelter temporarily to children who have evacuated from a fire or flood. Everyone should have access to hygienic products to feel dignified, comfortable and good about themselves.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo, conditioner and soap
  • Deodorant, hair brush and face cloths

Learn more about our Hygiene Kits!

Literacy Kit

With the right approach and supplies, learning can be fun! Our literacy kits provide the necessary supplies for students to learn. Designed with all school-aged students in mind, our kits can help make learning fun, engaging and accessible.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Age-appropriate books
  • Notebooks, activity books and stationary
  • Flashcards and learning aids

Learn more about our Literacy Kits!

Men’s Kit

The right supplies and essentials can help a person to maintain their dignity, confidence and comfort. Our Men’s Kits are designed to provide men in hospitals, seniors homes and shelters with the basics. From clothing and sleepwear, to toiletries, hygienic essentials and more!

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and mouth wash
  • Clothing, sleepwear and undergarments
  • Shampoo, conditioner and shaving supplies

Learn more about our Men’s Kits!

Patient Care Kit

Patients deserve to be provided with the utmost respect and care, especially as they navigate treatments and their health. Our Patient Care Kits are designed to provide comfort, entertainment and

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Soft blankets and hats
  • Books, stationary and activities
  • Hygienic and self-care items

Learn more about our Patient Care Kits!

Period Kits

Did you know that one third of Canadian women aged 25 and under have struggled to afford hygiene products? With Kits for a Cause, you can help make an impact by making these necessary products accessible for all women, everywhere.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Tampons and pads
  • Undergarments
  • Soap, wipes and hand sanitizer

Learn more about our Feminine Hygiene Empowerment Kits!

Senior Kit

Kits for a Cause works with many shelters, seniors homes and outreach programs to support our elderly community. Everyone should have the ability to age with grace and dignity, which is why our Senior Kits are equipped with clothing, essential items, toiletries, hygienic supplies, and age-appropriate activities.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Clothing, sleepwear and undergarments
  • Hygienic products, toiletries and self-care items
  • Entertainment items, such as word searches and crossword puzzles

Learn more about our Senior Kits!

Summer Kit

It’s hard to deny the heat that comes with a Canadian summer! Our Summer Kits can provide individuals in all situations and walks of life with protection during extreme heat. From individuals who are homeless, refugees and newcomers, to children, youth programs and more, many can benefit from essential items during high summer temperatures.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Reusable water bottles
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Hygienic products and toiletries

Learn more about our Summer Kits!

Teen Kits

Perfect for year-round use, birthday gifts and holiday essentials, our teen kits are perfect for most teenagers!

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Personal care products
  • Age-appropriate clothing
  • Practical and fashionable accessories, technology and activities

Learn more about our Teen Kits!

Transitional Housing Kit

At Kits for a Cause, we aim to support families and individuals throughout their journey. Our Transitional Housing Kits are perfect for those who are leaving a shelter environment and moving into supported housing.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Kitchen essentials: dishes, utensils, pots, pans, and glasses
  • Personal care: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, and toothpaste
  • Functional items: towels, mop, broom, cleaning products, and laundry detergent

Learn more about our Transitional Housing Kits!

Winter Warmth Kit

If you thought a Canadian summer was hot, just wait until you experience a traditional Canadian winter! Cold temperatures, harsh storms and endless snow. For those in at-risk communities, proper gear, supplies and essentials are crucial throughout the winter months.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Thermal gear: gloves, socks, hats, and scarves
  • Emergency supplies: thermal blankets, sleeping bags and reusable water bottles
  • Personal essentials: lip balm, body lotion and backpacks

Learn more about our Winter Warmth Kits!

Women’s Kit

For women living in a shelter, the right products and supplies can help to provide them with the kickstart that they need to take care of themselves.

Essential items found inside the kits could include:

  • Clothing, sleepwear and undergarments
  • Toiletries and self-care items
  • Feminine hygiene products

Learn more about our Women’s Kits!

Reasons to Book a Kit Packing Event

Now that you have a complete understanding of the kits that can be packed at an event and who they support, it’s much easier to make a connection to the reasons why many choose to get involved!

By packing these essential items, you can truly help to make a difference in the lives of those who are most at risk. Whether a family has been displaced from their home due to a fire or a new mother could use a helping hand bringing her child into the world, our kits can help.

The top reasons individuals choose to get involved and pack kits include:

  • Making a difference for those in at-risk communities and groups
  • Teaching their children and families about the importance of giving back
  • Helping to strengthen connections between individuals within a group setting, such as a workplace
  • To give back to a community after receiving help themselves

What is your reason for getting involved?

Contact Kits for a Cause Today!

Would you like to book a kit packing event? Get in touch with our team of experts at Kits for a Cause today! We would be more than happy to help you plan your event, select a charity to support and learn more about the kits that can be packed.

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