The Altrusa International of Richardson Kindness Action Ninjas (KAN) are sponsoring the third annual Kindness Weekend Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6.

This year the Altrusans are focusing their KAN kindness efforts on sending 200 care packages to service men and women who are stationed in the Middle East. The boxes will be assembled Saturday, April 6 by Altrusa members and everyone is invited to help with the effort. The care packages will contain such items at batteries, pens, knitted caps, toiletries, paperback books, snacks, condiments, snacks, etc.

Also, this year Altrusa members will put together 200 kits for the “Days for Girls” organization that provides sustainable feminine products for women worldwide. The organization has given materials to more than 640,000 women, many of whom would not be able to attend school for several days each month.

If you are interested in aiding this year’s efforts or future KAN projects, send your contact information to and you will receive a response.