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The Gift That Stayed in My Heart For Decades

Ingrid Hurtubise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ingrid Hurtubise

I was only a small child. I didn't understand the war or its causes, but my mother explained to us just how special it was that strangers from a country against which our country had just fought a war were making such a kind gesture to us. And I didn't need my mother to explain to me how nice it felt to receive something when you have almost nothing.

What Message Are You Sending in That Care Package?

Kristen Nilsson Farley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Nilsson Farley

Yesterday, I got this text: "Can you send out some oranges once our trees get going this year? Do you think they would survive the journey?" Yep, that kid just needs a little bit of home in a box. It doesn't need to be decadent sweets. It doesn't need to come from a store.

Back-To-School Care Packages They Can Eat

Posted 10.15.2013 | Taste

If your kid loves food as much as we did, let's stock their dorm fridge with deliciousness.

Creative Ways To Support Our Heroes And Their Families

Carolyn Blashek | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Carolyn Blashek

Joblessness often leads to homelessness and our veterans are not immune from this frightening reality.

82-Year-Old Marine Vet And 'Spam Czar' Sends Thousands Of Care Packages To Soldiers

Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact

Receiving a package from home loaded with treats when you’re thousands of miles away can mean a lot to a soldier, especially if it contains good old...

Care Package Patriotism

Jimmy Soni | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Jimmy Soni

Mass-mail care packages frequently include items that are worthless in a war zone or already in abundance. The waste could be forgiven, were it not for the millions of dollars and thousands of hours that go into the packages' creation.

YouTube Hit Gives Back To Troops

Posted 01.07.2012 | Impact

Native New Yorker Anthony Tedesco has become an overnight Youtube sensation with the release of his single "Long Until Gone." The video, filmed in...

Creating a Nontraditional Care Package for Your College Student

Katie Campbell | Posted 12.11.2011 | College
Katie Campbell

You can go the easy route and ship your student their favorite snacks along with a letter and a forgotten memento, or you could amp it up and send them a nontraditional care package. Here are a few "non-"categories with suggestions for each to get you started.

WATCH: Mother Of Killed Soldier Sends Thousands Of Care Packages To Troops

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Just 11 days after she lost her son in Iraq, Dorine Kenney began sending care packages to soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nine years late...

Donna Boudreaux, Army Mom, Supports Troops Financially, Emotionally With Care Packages

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Texas-born Donna Boudreaux has been supporting her family members in the armed services her entire life. Although she now lives in Louisiana, she will...

Wealthy Californians Support Needy Michigan Families With Monthly Care Packages

Detroit Free Press | PATRICIA MONTEMURRI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

There's a lot of cross-country goodwill in 14 boxes filled with frozen chicken patties, a 7-pound boneless ham, canned goods, bread, cheese, fresh let...

NBC: Send Your Holiday Salutes To U.S. Troops Abroad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Have something to say to a special someone serving abroad or to our U.S. military in general? NBC is collecting letters, photos and video submissions ...

9 Ways To Show Your Gratitude On Thanksgiving Day

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Favorite Turkey Recipe? Check. Special occasion dishes and gravy boat? Check, check. Ways to express your gratitude this Thanksgiving? Don't worry, we...

A Letter From A Fan

Laura Trice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Trice

I recently received a care package that contained your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bite-lettes. I had never had them before and they are such a welcome treat!

Summer Care Packages Have Honorable Heritage

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

When the young campers come home and have caught up on their sleep, parents might tell them the story about how the original "care" packages came to be.