CARE’s mission, according to its Web site, is to “serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world.” CARE was founded in 1945, when 22 American organizations jointly sent CARE packages to survivors of World War II. These packages contained surplus U.S. Army food providing a meal for 10 soldiers during the planned invasion of Japan. CARE sent these surplus packages to Europe, where millions of people were threatened with starvation.

CARE subsequently assembled its own packages, which contained tools for carpentry, blankets, clothes, books, school supplies, and medicine, and began delivering to other areas, including Latin America and Asia. CARE stopped sending its packages decades ago and has since pursued other policies aimed at alleviating global poverty. According to CARE’s 2012 Annual Report, ...

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