Care Package Ideas

A Loving Gesture Can Make a World of Difference

Care Package Ideas

  • Provide a meal in a disposable container, noting who it is from, but requesting that no thank you note be written. It is a blessing to be released from this burden for a time.
  • Invite the widow out for coffee or dinner – with a listening ear included.
  • Buy her a book from the list on this website.
  • Provide free babysitting so she can have a little time away from the kids.
  • Give her gift cards for local restaurants.
  • Offer to help drive kids to their activities
  • Send a card or letter in the mail to encourage her and let her know that you are praying for her.
  • Invite her to see a movie
  • Give her a journal and make the first entry for her.
  • Provide for an inexpensive getaway for rest.
  • Give her a massage gift card – physical touch is healing and helps with relaxation.
  • Give her a manicure or pedicure gift card.
  • Remember to give her a small birthday or Christmas gift – she may have lost the only person that gave her gifts.
  • Send a note on the anniversary of her husband’s death – she wants him to be remembered
  • Pray for and reach out to her kids – ministering to them ministers to her.
  • Make a point to invite and keep inviting her and her family for dinner and other outings.

Supply Items

  • Thank you notes and stamps
  • Kleenex
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates
  • Napkins and plastic utensils
  • Disposable cups
  • Re-sealable plastic bags
  • Garbage bags
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Toilet paper

Food Staples

  • Healthy snacks including fruits and vegetables
  • Items to make sandwiches (bread, lunchmeat, etc.)
  • Breakfast items including muffins and bagels
  • Bite sized sweets and candy
  • Bottled water
  • Disposable cups
  • Coffee, tea, and filters