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Care Packages

Care Package Ideas

Care packages are ways to say, “I am thinking of you” to a child at camp, or a soldier in the military, or a college student studying for exams.

Most care packages come in bright colored boxes. Often times, there are goodies inside and a special fidget or toy to play with.

“Nowadays, when one thinks of a “care package,” one might think of an assortment of treats, luxuries, and entertainment sent to cheer up a friend who lives far away. But the contents of the first version did more than that: they were meant to save lives.

The first “care packages” are widely considered to be the ones distributed to World War II refugees 70 years ago, on May 11, 1946, in Le Havre, France, by the humanitarian organization CARE, which back then stood for “Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe” — a coalition of U.S. charities that came together in 1945 to deliver aid to the estimated 60 million Europeans who had been displaced during the war-time period.”

Visit the “Time” website at this link: for more information on the history of care packages.

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