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care package

A package or parcel containing food, clothing, or other items sent to someone who lives or is spending time away from home, such as a college student, a child in summer camps, or a person living abroad. The treats my mom sent in her care packages really helped me get through my first year studying in Italy.
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care package

A gift package of food or other items not readily available to the recipient, as in While I was in college, Mom sent me a care package of homemade cookies just about every month . This term originated after World War II with CARE, an organization founded to send needed food, clothing, and other items to war-torn nations. By the 1960s the term had been transferred to sending packages of treats to children at camp, students away at school, and the like.
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CARE package

A gift parcel. CARE, the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, was an organization that sent more than 100-million cartons of foodstuffs to war-torn Europe from the end of World War II through 1962. The phrase was picked up by soldiers, college students, and sleepaway-camp campers for any gift of goodies they received by mail from home.
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The USO holiday care package program was developed by the USO to not only provide a touch of home during holidays, but also to bring about special occasions for servicemen and women stationed in remote locations without USO centers.
Donated and sponsored by individuals and companies in the UAE, the care packages included over 50 items that have been requested by the men to improve their quality of life, with supplies to last them at least three months.
But if you're low-income you're probably never going to get a care package from your parents - your family is too poor to send you something like that, or they don't even know what a care package is because they've never been to college, or maybe you don't even have a family to send you something.
The care packages will consist of a zippered cloth pouch packed with a first aid kit, flashlight and, thanks to donations from the Einstein Health Network and Mercy Health, a tube of tooth paste, tooth brush and hand sanitizer will also be included in the packages.
Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) recently participated in Operation Gratitude, an annual event designated to provide currently deployed troops with care packages.
STAG ARMS, partnering with Move America Forward (MAF), announces the winner of a rifle giveaway that promoted Troopathon 7, a star-studded effort to send care packages to U.
The Sleepeasy Laundry Care Package is a linen rental service that offers bed linen and towelling which come equipped with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology that allows the improved monitoring of laundry stock flow, data recording for inventory and asset management.
Many colleges also offer in-house care package programs.
Volunteers are being asked to register their interest in helping to assemble care packages for labourers in the UAE.
For too many years we''ve been hearin've heard steps have been taken to accelerate care packages and get the not-so-sick out of a ward and into a more suitable environment - preferably their own home.
Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai UK's managing director, said, ''The decision to make the Five-Year Triple Care package available across the Hyundai car range reflects our commitment to ensuring customers can buy our products with total peace of mind.
For $10, Americans could send a CARE package to relatives living in Europe, with guaranteed delivery within four months.
Sustainability concerns are manifesting in a variety of ways in personal care product packaging, according to a new study from PMMI, "2010 Personal Care Package Market Assessment.
But Cardiff Local Health Board, which pays for and arranges her care, says there have been concerns over the care package she has been receiving at her home in Canton, Cardiff.
In my mother's case, a care package that had been in place for four years was lost because she was kept in hospital for more than two weeks, only because she was waiting to be assessed by the Occupational Therapy team.