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)

Examples of care package in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deliveries to them include fresh groceries provided by Culture Aid NOLA; one recent care package boasted bread from Bywater Bakery, coffee, broccoli, cabbage and carrots. Keith Spera,, "Howlin' Wolf reborn as food distribution hub to help musicians and other 'culture bearers'," 10 Sep. 2020 Two days after the injury, the Mariemont football team visited Finch at Children's Hospital to show their support with a care package. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, "Finneytown QB Drew Finch travels difficult road to high school football in 2020," 27 Aug. 2020 Through it all, the care package that Su discovered upon check-in never left her mind. Ana Faguy,, "Howard County cancer survivor launches nonprofit to deliver support kits to those going through treatment," 26 Aug. 2020 Think of the things your mom loves most and throw together a care package to send her. Olivia Muenter, Woman's Day, "How to Celebrate Mother's Day From Afar," 25 Apr. 2020 This month, that cosmic care package comes in the form of the Lyrid meteor shower—a dazzling display of debris left behind by a comet called C/1861 G1 Thatcher. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "How To Watch April’s Lyrid Meteor Shower From Home," 16 Apr. 2020 Smooth the transition with a care package that includes things like earplugs, noise-canceling headphones, and a sleep mask. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "19 Care Package Ideas That Will Make Any College Student Feel Loved," 26 June 2020 Here are our best tips on when to send care packages, shipping advice from the United States Postal Service, and care package ideas for all types of students. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "19 Care Package Ideas That Will Make Any College Student Feel Loved," 26 June 2020 Team Anderson at Guild Mortgage in Tomball is planning host to a Covid-19 care package packing party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 19 at the company’s office. Houston Chronicle, "June 17-29: ‘Go Fishing Day’ and ‘Hawk Talk’ among events planned in northwest Houston," 15 June 2020

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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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The first known use of care package was in 1962

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19 Sep 2020

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“Care package.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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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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