Kindred Box is a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States dedicated to improving the lives of people with ostomies.
It is our mission to raise awareness about the costly expense of vital medical supplies for uninsured and underinsured Americans living with an ostomy, promote understanding, create solutions, and encourage the donation of ostomy supplies.
More Than A Box is our motto because we not only want to give people the basic essentials needed to live with an ostomy, we want them to know they are not alone.
We have four programs: Kindred Box, Kindred Care, Kindred Card, and Kindred Share.
The Kindred Box program distributes donated ostomy supplies to support U.S. military families in need, impoverished ostomates, homeless shelters, as well as provide relief to those enduring natural disasters or national emergencies, such as the pandemic.
Ostomates in America are paying hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars out-of-pocket every month for essential medical supplies they cannot live without.
By collecting and distributing donated ostomy supplies, we’re solving issues that include:
—Reducing out-of-pocket costs for essential medical supplies.
—Reducing ER visits for those using hospitals as a source for obtaining emergent supplies.
—Reducing the number of unused ostomy supplies in good condition from entering landfills.
Since 2017, we've distributed over 65,000 ostomy supplies to aid hundreds of people in need across nearly all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Over the past 12 months, we've experienced a 400% increase in requests for assistance, with over 70% needing help with supplies on a long-term basis.
If you have any questions, you can reach us at email@example.com. Thank you for supporting our mission!
Founder, Kindred Box