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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Stress Less Bags

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

In your home, in your community.

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Kids participating in Doc Wayne often need support in coping with their emotions.  "Stress Less" bags can provide kids with the perfect tools to make them feel more at ease and ability to participate!

DESCRIPTION

Create a bag full of fun gadgets and toys that provide stress free coping skills for Doc Wayne students. 


ITEMS NEEDED

  1. A bag (gym bag, cinch bag, etc.) new or gently-used.
  2. Gadgets and toys that help kids feel calm. Examples might include play dough, bouncy balls, fidget toys, crayons and a coloring book, small (new) stuffed animal, and/or a stress ball. Other ideas can be found here and here.  
  3. If mailing to Doc Wayne, a box

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Items need to be new or like new.  


NEXT STEPS

Decide if you want to make this a group project or do on your own with the help of friends, family and community members providing the bag(s) and stress-relieving items.  


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

To get started: 

  1. Find a bag (gym bag, cinch bag, etc.) 
  2. Fill it with gadgets and toys that help kids feel calm. Examples might include play dough, bouncy balls, fidget toys, crayons and a coloring book, or a stress ball. 
  3. Write an inspiring note or include an inspirational quote. 
  4. If this project involves others, be sure to leave a collection bin and communicate the details of your donation drive (location, timeframe, items, etc).  
  5. Use Flyers, email and social media to support your collection.
  6. Send it to us at Doc Wayne Youth Services, C/O Rebekah Roulier, 418 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 or email us to arrange a time to deliver! 
  7. Be sure to let Doc Wayne know you learned of this volunteer opportunity through Project Giving Kids.
Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the YouthGive app!