Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere


Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere


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CARE is providing humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen and inside Syria -- providing life-saving emergency assistance as well as solutions to help people cope with the longer term crisis.

Here's what your donation can do:

$10 provides a family with a baby kit containing reusable diapers, soap and disinfectant.

$35 provides a hygiene kit with shampoo, soap, toothpaste, detergent, disinfectant, bleach and more.

$70 provides a basket of rice, bulgar, pasta, lentils, beans, dates, tuna, tomato paste, oil, tea and sugar.

$150 helps winterize a shelter with a tarp and plastic sheeting, blankets, floor mats and more.

CARE's Mission

Their mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world.

Drawing strength from global diversity, resources and decades of experience, they promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility.

What They Do

Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, end gender-based violence, provide healthcare and  nutrition, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. They also deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and help people rebuild their lives. CARE strives to cut poverty off at its roots by providing tools for sustainable change to the people most vulnerable to hunger, violence and disease. They work in 90 countries around the world to support over 880 poverty-fighting development and emergency projects.

Their History

CARE was founded in 1945, when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages to survivors of World War II. Thousands of Americans, including President Harry S. Truman, contributed to the effort. On May 11, 1946, the first 20,000 packages reached the battered port of Le Havre, France. 

These early packages were U.S. Army surplus "10-in-1" food parcels intended to provide one meal for 10 soldiers during the planned invasion of Japan. CARE obtained them at the end of the war and began a service that let Americans send the packages to friends and families in Europe, where millions were in danger of starvation. Ten dollars bought a CARE Package and guaranteed that its addressee would receive it within four months.

Decades ago, they largely phased out the CARE Package as they expanded the breadth of their work to focus on long-term projects in addition to emergency relief. However, the CARE Package remained a powerful symbol of the compassion and generosity of those who support CARE's vision of a world free of poverty and suffering.

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