CARE Then and Now

Explore 70 years of CARE packages

Explore the stories of CARE packages sent to British people after World War 2 – and the real help CARE sends to people in need across the world today.


Read the memories and see the photos of people who received CARE packages after World War 2.

Memories of CARE packages

Read stories from people who remember receiving CARE packages after World War 2.

Did you know?

Sending CARE packages was what CARE was first set up to do.

70 years of CARE packages

Visit our interactive Then and Now website to explore what CARE meant after World War 2 – and what CARE means to people in need around the world today.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

CARE's impact

We work in 100 countries around the world, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our aims

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.