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Care Package Program

Freshman Care Package

In 2019, DDWSF initiated the Care Package program – sending along boxes filled with items designed for college life. Stuffed with easy-to-prepare-in-a-dorm food, nutritious snacks, twinkly fall lights, school supplies and self care items ranging from the fun, like puzzles, to the practical, like floss! This is one way for DDWSF to send along encouragement as our scholars tackle the challenges of adjusting to campus life and the rigor of their academic course load.

“The package gave me the motivation that I didn’t even know I needed…”

Nayah, University of Georgia

I want to thank you all so much for this package. Though it might seem little, I must admit it made my entire night. I was in extreme need of a pick me up as school has not been the easiest, and the surprise package that you all sent me was perfect for this, so thank you again! As I stated earlier, school has been quite hard and this week has been particularly hard with four tests and three quizzes. Though I know I did well on the test, it hit me harder than ever that college requires so much more work than high school and that time management is everything. However, I want my degree more than anything so I’m willing to work as hard as I have to to obtain it. Now that this difficult week is over, I plan to spend two days dedicated to self-care by enjoying some of the amazing items you all sent in the care package…. Again, thank you all so much for your unwavering love and support! The package gave me the motivation that I didn’t even know I needed, so thank you so much for helping me power through the rest of this semester! Best – Nayah, University of Georgia

I want to say thank you so much for my care package!!! I LOVE everything inside! 😁 – Kennedy, Lamar University

I am extremely appreciative and thankful for your thoughtfulness. I will put all of the items to good use. Thank you,

Julian, North Carolina A&T State University

I would like to express my thanks in the support and care you and the Foundation provide for the scholars. I was having a stressful week with exams, and when I visited the mailroom at my university and found the surprise package, I was overwhelmed by gratitude. The care package truly made my day…Thank you for the food, letter, and other items. Again, I can’t thank you and the Foundation enough. I hope that you and the Foundation also have a great Thanksgiving! All my best – Celine, Rice University

Sophomore Boost


I’m writing to thank you for the very thoughtful Thanksgiving gift! The second I opened it I plugged it in to charge so I can use it at rehearsal. Tonight I start a new project called “Rocket Science” with Broadway producer Richard Israel. I will be working as his assistant director on the show and I couldn’t be more excited! I hope you have had a great fall and thank you so much again! Best, Britta, University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

I just received the gift of the portable charger in the mail! I was jumping with joy, because anyone who knows me knows my phone is ALWAYS dead. You’ve just saved my life! Thank you 100x over! 

Zaria, Northwestern University

I want to thank you so much for the portable charger!!! I have been in need of one for a long time! 😂 I really appreciate it! Thank you so much! I appreciate everything you guys are doing for me! – Juan, Rice University