Delivering Lasting Change
The CARE Package®
CARE Package®. You’ve heard the term. Maybe you sent one to your daughter or son in college. Maybe you received one from your own parents at camp. You might not remember what was in it, but you probably remember the love and connection you felt when you sent or received it.
What you may not know is that CARE coined the term "CARE Package" in 1945 when we started sending packages filled with food and other essentials to survivors of World War II. Since then, our mission has grown from delivering food in boxes to delivering lasting change to the people who need it most.
Today’s CARE equips women and their families with the tools they need to create sustainable change and escape poverty for good. Instead of delivering powdered milk in boxes, we teach women to raise their own cows. Instead of sending notebooks and pencils, we train teachers, build schools and show parents how educating all of their children is the best investment they can make for their family’s health, prosperity and happiness.
Today’s CARE Package can’t be contained in a cardboard box. Today’s CARE Package has no expiration date. It delivers sustainable change to the world’s poorest people, and its contents never run out.
History of the CARE Package
Learn more about CARE's rich history, and how we came to invent the CARE Package in 1945.
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