A 12-year-old boy in Massachusetts donates “kindness kits” to children in the hospital. At the start of the pandemic, Connor Wright of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, noticed how the stress was affecting the people around him—especially healthcare workers. Wright wanted to help, so he asked his family what he could do to give back. That’s when he and his grandmother Sharon Marrama started making care packages for healthcare workers and children in isolation. Eventually their undertaking led them to create the nonprofit Connor’s Kindness Project (CKP).
Recently, CKP expanded their mission to deliver “Kindness Kits” to children in Massachusetts hospitals. The kits are meant to entertain and comfort kids who are having to stay in the hospital. Conner hand-selects items for the kits which might include comfy socks, toys, coloring books, and art supplies.
CKP just delivered 50 “Kindness Kits” to children at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. They’ve committed to continuing to provide kits to the hospital as they’re needed. Conner and his grandmother have set a goal to deliver more than 1-thousand kits this year and hope to expand the area they cover in the years to come.
Source: Mass Live