care package


Definition of care package

: a package of useful or pleasurable items that is sent or given as a gift to another (such as a college student)

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The university soon saw the post and sent a personalized care package to the boy and his classmates. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "University of Tennessee turns bullied 4th grader's T-shirt design into official school apparel," 9 Sep. 2019 The centerpiece will be a care package full of seasonal greens, fruit, nuts, a cooked entree and juice to take home and feed the family for about $15. Janelle Bitker,, "What if a black artist reimagined urban development for Oakland’s black community? Binta Ayofemi is," 29 Aug. 2019 Volkodav said the men were rewarded with a care package from the sheriff’s office. Fox News, "3 Georgia inmates stop man from trying to commit suicide: report," 19 July 2019 Files is borrowing the idea from a friend who sent him a care package full of teas, incenses, essential oils and healing stones two years ago. al, "Birmingham high schoolers to receive mental health kits thanks to local effort," 14 Aug. 2019 More than 250 employees staffed a care package assembly line throughout the day to help prepare about 3,500 packages. Mikala Kane,, "This week’s good news: Employment soars at the state’s craft breweries and Pratt & Whitney workers make care packages for troops," 7 June 2019 Get your family and friends together to write cards to veterans across the country through A Million Thanks, or put together care packages for veterans through Operation Gratitude. Andra Chantim, Good Housekeeping, "How Memorial Day Is Different Than Veterans Day," 11 May 2019 Their blossoming online friendship had prompted her to send him a care package and thousands of dollars in gift cards. Jack Nicas, New York Times, "Facebook Connected Her to a Tattooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought.," 28 July 2019 The charity has spent 91% of its contributions to directly support the troops and has sent more than 450 tons of care packages to the troops in harm’s way in places including Iraq and Afghanistan, Morgan said. Los Angeles Times, "This tea party charity sends care packages to troops. California says it misspent funds," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of care package

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for care package

from CARE package, a charity parcel sent to needy Europeans after World War II

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English Language Learners Definition of care package

US : a package of useful or enjoyable items (such as candy or baked goods) that is sent or given as a gift to someone who is away from home

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