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How You Can Help Build a Student Care Package

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We need gift cards for national chains in any denomination! We send them to students to celebrate their successes and show them we care when they’ve had a set back.

Cards and cookies from home are important to college students. Sadly, few foster youth receive them…

… so Foster Care to Success developed the Care Package Program. Each school year, our students receive three care packages to help them feel just like other college students. Opening a box stuffed with goodies, having something to share with a roommate, and realizing that someone is thinking of them is just one of the many ways our students feel supported.

The Care Package Program is part of our comprehensive array of support – support that includes one-on-one mentoring, career readiness workshops, internship assistance and more.

“I have learned to keep my head up and work harder and harder each day to get where I need to be. Care packages from FC2S make a bigger difference than you can imagine, because they show me you’re behind me all the way.” - Tyrone G., University of Mississippi

$100 contributes a care package for one special student.   Donate now!

Get Involved

foster students opening care packagesThe FC2S Care Package Program is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to give a little that means a lot. We rely on businesses and charitable organizations to donate the items that fill our care packages, including school supplies, snacks, seasonal gifts, motivational items and more. The 7,500 care packages that we send annually are a direct result of donations from these sponsors.

And the giving doesn’t stop there – we send hundreds of additional items every year thanks to the generosity of book clubs, neighbors, student organizations and other groups involved in care package projects.

Is your organization ready to get involved? There are multiple ways to do so:

  • Contribute the following types of items to care packages: Small electronics, school supplies, keepsakes, health and personal care items, food items, and linens and towels.
  • Host a workplace charitable giving drive – collect gift cards or contributions from employees with signed notes of support and encouragement for students.
  • Help underwrite program expenses with a donation.

Partnering with Foster Care to Success to host a care-package-filling event turned out to be an incredibly meaningful team building exercise for our staff. Everyone left having learned something about the challenges foster youth face. And at the end of the day, everyone felt good knowing a student – perhaps one who had never received a care package before in his or her life – would soon be receiving one of their care packages in the mail. - Dave Horton,  Global Head of Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Questions? Contact us for more information about the Care Package Program.

 ❤   ❤ Our special Valentine’s Day Care Package includes hand knit and crocheted red scarfs made by caring individuals all over the world. Learn more about our Red Scarf Project.  ❤  ❤