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Care Package Ideas

Handle With Care: HELPING THOSE IN NEED WITH A CARE PACKAGE Showing that you care isn't about breaking the bank. For many Americans who are poor or homeless, a little can go a long way. Learn how a care package filled with basic items – from toothpaste to socks to soap – can make a real difference in someone's life, right now. MANY AMERICANS ARE STRUGGLING 1 IN 6 18% AMERICANS of Americans can't pay for SUFFER FROM HUNGER basic necessities 18% >56,308 WOMEN AND >39,130 CHILDREN WORLDWIDE SEEK REFUGE AT WOMEN'S SHELTERS EVERY DAY APPROX 2,000 CHILDREN = = APPROX 2.000 WOMEN IN 2011: 636,017 PEOPLE WERE HOMELESS IN AMERICA 15% OF AMERICANS LIVED IN POVERTY INCLUDING 22% OF CHILDREN 50.1 MILLION AMERICANS lived in households that were food-insecure CHARITIES TO THE RESCUE 5.1% of U.S. households received emergency food from a food pantry at least once in 2011 FEEDING AMERICA SERVES 37 MILLION LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS ANNUALLY = 1 MILLION Ways toGive: Give A Meal Program: $1 = 8 meals Donate to your local food bank • $• OPERATION HOMEFRONT 590,571+ NEEDS MET AIDS MILITARY FAMILIES DURING TOUGH FINANCIAL TIMES V= APPROX 29,000 Waysto Give: Donate funds for food, rent and utility assistance Donate household items, children's books, holiday toys or school supplies UNITED WAY RAISED $5.14 BILLION IN 2011, MAKING IT THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRIVATELY SUPPORTED NONPROFIT CO = 250 MILLION Ways to Gjive: Give school supplies during back-to-school season Donate toiletries or gently used cooking supplies and household items FEED THE CHILDREN DISTRIBUTED MORE THAN 104 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD GLOBALLY IN 2011 = 2 MILLION Ways to Gjive: Sponsor a child to support nutrition, sanitation and education in his or her community Donate school supplies to include in a backpack for a homeless American student HOW TO CREATE YOUR CARE PACKAGE STEP 1: CHOOSE A CONTAINER Plastic box that doubles Colorful basket or hamper Gift or reusable bag as a home storage tool STEP 2: PICK A FILLER Paper shreds Tissue paper Gift wrap STEP 3: BUILD YOUR CARE PACKAGE FOR A FOOD BANK: Basic Foodstuffs Package Canned goods and baking mixes Chips, pretzels, and nuts Nutritional bars FOR A WOMEN'S SHELTER: Personal Care Package Oral hygiene items Shampoo, soap, and deodorant Feminine hygiene items Items for babies and children FOR A FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER: School Success. Package Activity books and flashcards Pens, pencils, crayons, and notebooks Calculators, headphones, and batteries FOR A SOLDIER: Service Package Basic hygiene items + extra socks! Beef jerky, chips, and nuts Playing cards, word finds, Sudoku FOR A DISASTER VICTIM: Relief Package Paper towels, sponges, and scrubbers All-purpose cleaners and detergent Trash and lawn bags Save more, give More! FIND ALL THE LOW-COST CARE PACKAGE INGREDIENTS YOU NEED AT DOLLAR TREE. DOLLAR TREE. EVERYTHING'S $1T™ SOURCES http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hungerfacts.aspx http://business.time.com/2011/10/18/gallupfewer-americans-have-access-to-basic-necessities/ http://gnws.org/en/work/global-data-count/2011-global-shelter-data-count.html http://www.endhomelessness.org/library/ entry/the-state-of-homelessness-in-america-2012 http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-facts/hunger-and-poverty-statistics.aspx http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-facts/child-hunger-facts.aspx http://feedingamerica.org/ways-to-give/foodgrocery-food-drives.aspx http://www.operationhomefront.net/donate.aspx?id=15189 http://www.unitedway.org/pages/2011-annual-report http://www.unitedway.org/blog/entry/3-types-of-nonmonetary-donations-to-give-today1/ http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/PageServer?pagename=org_child_sponsorship http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/PageServer?pagename=org_about_ftc http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/PageServer?pagename=usw_education_what http://www.dollartree.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=Non-Profit-Organization-Ideas http://www.dollartree.com/health-personal-care/dental-products/dental-products/Care-Package-Ideas-Support-our-Troops/211c250c250e72/index.ens

Care Package Ideas

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Did you know that 1 in 6 American's suffer from hunger or that there are over 600,000 homeless people in America? Learn how you can help those in need with easy, affordable care packages.

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