Two Seattle high schoolers are creating care packages for their community

May 1 2020, 3:34 pm

With the rest of their school year canceled due to the pandemic, Garfield High School students Dylan and Eva realized that their new free time could be used for good.

“We realized that many people were in need of basic supplies and didn’t have the ability to purchase them. We also understood that the social distancing measures were very isolating, especially for those who lived alone,” says a statement on their website.

Wanting to help, the duo came up with the idea to send free care packages filled with food and health supplies to those who may be in need or feeling isolated.

They created a website and Instagram page, which were used to generate over $5,000 from over 40 contributors.

“After receiving the support and donations we needed to kick start our project, the real work began.”

Dylan and Eva packaged over a hundred care boxes in their first run, adding food, sanitary supplies, and even adding things to keep people entertained such as playing cards. Each box costs roughly $25 to put together.

 

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Several care homes and companies have also reached out to partner with the high school students, including the Evergreen Recovery Center, which donated face masks, and Skinny Dipped Almonds, which donated 250 packets of almonds.

 

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Dylan and Eva are continuing to make care packages and urge the Seattle public to take action by making an online donation to CARE-19 or by spreading the word and reaching out to volunteer.