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The CARE package instinct

The local and global reaction to the COVID-19 crisis shows us that the instinct to give CARE packages and to help others is as strong today as it was 75 years ago.

"An act of kindness can last a lifetime"

Ruth received CARE packages in the aftermath of WW2, today she is raising funds for CARE by selling tomato plants and flowers from her garden.

CARE Then and Now: “I remember the excitement”

Ruth Martin remembers her excitement when the first parcel arrived, and her amazement at the goodies it contained.

CARE Then and Now: “I still have the labels”

June Darby's family received three CARE packages - and June has got the labels to prove it.

The story of aid in a CARE package

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

“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.

From the archive: CARE packages lead to marriage

World War 2 brought Marta and Dayton Edie together – but it was the CARE packages Dayton sent later that helped win Marta’s heart.

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

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

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