"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Care Package for College Kid

The project: Fill a Care Package for a "Starving" Student

Today the girls and I continued with our monthly care package project to a cousin of mine who's a sophomore in college. She and her roommates actually COOK! Last month's theme: breakfast. Can you guess this month's?

20 minutes in the store - and some time making the money to spend.

Why bother?
For Christmas, I was going to give this cousin one of those "breakfast of the month" or "fruit of the month" deliveries from a catalog. But then I realized she wouldn't EAT all of the things in those expensive baskets. There were several items she didn't like. I didn't see spending the money that way. SO...we personalize the box. It probably isn't any less expensive, but it's sure fun to gather the goodies, write personal notes and draw pictures, decorate the box and then send it her way.

Worth it?
I imagine her opening the box and digging through the goodies with a BIG smile on her face. That is worth it! :)


  1. I think that's an awesome idea. Everyone loves to get a package from the delivery person, and to have it be yummy goodies from someone you know and love would make it even better! KUDOS

  2. I think I will make a care package for a good friend of mine who just had a baby. I've got a cough so I can say congrats with out stopping by and spreading my germs. A new mom could use such a gift, thanks for the idea.


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