What’s in a craft kit? We supply everything a veteran needs to complete a project—which could be anything from leatherworking to building models, to making jewelry and much more—including materials and instructions. It’s all packaged up with a thank-you card for the donor who provided it, which lets the veteran reach out to share what a difference it made to them.
We also work closely with veterans and their clinicians to make sure that each kit is matched to the needs and abilities of the veteran. Some of our kits are better for restoring fine motor skills and concentration; others for relieving depression and anxiety. All of them build greater self-worth and self-esteem and help our veterans focus on the present instead of living in the past.
Here are some examples of the types of kits we send out. Our actual inventory varies, but we always keep a wide variety of projects and craft types in stock.
Create a clock, box, basket, pen, game, or shelf—for starters. Our wood kits come with pre-cut pieces to reduce the need for tools and make assembly easier.
Likewise, our leather kits are assembled with pre-cut leather pieces that a veteran can lace or glue together very easily (laces are provided in the kit). Some of these projects include moccasins, wrist bands, wallets, handbags, and even gloves.
We include a wide variety of other types of kits as well, everything from jewelry to painting to poster-making to bead arts, weaving, latch hook, and model-building. We have something for every veteran’s interests and ability level.