Connor’s Kindness Project is a nonprofit founded during the Covid-19 pandemic, by a 12-year-old from Lynnfield, Massachusetts, Connor Wright. It was such a challenging time for a lot of children, and Connor wanted to give back to his community by helping in small ways, that made a difference. Connor and his grandmother started making care packages filled with activities and trinkets and delivered them to children that were sick or in isolation from Covid-19.
Together Connor and his grandmother worked on a few other projects including compiling self-care baskets for the healthcare workers at Boston area hospitals. They have done many projects benefiting nonprofit organizations in the area. It was through these experiences that they developed their “Kindness Kit.”
A Kindness Kit is a box of carefully thought out items selected by Connor himself. These kits include a mini Lego set, Bombas socks, Etch-A-Sketch, Play-Doh, slime, crayons, a coloring book, stickers, a Foldscope, and Pop It.
The kits are delivered to children in hospitals and shelters and are meant to be entertaining, comforting, and fun for children in challenging situations. To date, CKP has delivered more than 400 kits to well-known organizations: Ronald McDonald House, Dana-Farber, Tufts Children’s Hospital, Christopher’s Haven, Shriners for Children, and The Home for Little Wanders, to name a few. CKP has taken off and has requests to deliver more than 1500 kits in 2022, to hospitals and shelters throughout Massachusetts.
If you would like to help and make a donation, visit connorskindnessproject.com.