Original CARE Packages Return

March 8, 2011 at 8:10 PM Leave a comment

The New York Times reports that 66-year-old Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) is making a sort of return to its roots and is now offering “virtual” care packages online.

The new version allows donors to pick a recipient whose needs are described and then fill a “virtual box” with projects that will be financed through their contributions. A donor could elect to cover the cost of, for example, emergency transportation for a woman in a rural area to a health clinic or hospital or to pay for training of a local health care worker in obstetrics.

We at Giving Click didn’t know the origin of the phrase “care packages” before this news. However, we welcome any care packages readers wish to send out way.

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