CARE Then and Now

The story of aid in a CARE package

Take a look at a gallery of contents of CARE packages from 1945 to today.

CARE Then and Now: Giving the gift of warmth

Angelo Sakondo, who now works for CARE in South Sudan, remembers the CARE package his family received after war came to his village.

“When a CARE package came, it was like Christmas”

Bernd Kadritzke shares his memories of receiving CARE packages in Germany after the war ended.

CARE Then and Now: Remembering ‘the forgotten generation’

David Anstis, one of the original UK recipients of CARE packages, compares 'the forgotten generation' of post-WW2 children with the plight of children living through conflict today.

A big help when we were short of money

Hilary Lewis (nee Howell) and her brother Keith remember clearly receiving CARE parcels sent to them and their widowed mother.

“It was a red letter day when packages arrived”

Gillian Roberts remembers receiving CARE packages “full of fantastic surprises” delivered by the firm of Carter Paterson & Pickfords.

CARE packages: “The thrill of these parcels arriving”

Receiving CARE packages after World War 2, when rationing was still part of everyday life, “is a lasting memory for me to this day,” says Rosemary Iszatt.

“It was just lovely to receive the CARE packages”

Mrs Hilton, now aged 78 and living in Norfolk, remembers receiving CARE packages as a child in Germany after World War 2.