CARE International, founding director Wallace J. Campbell.
An international support organization, CARE provides relief to those in need in order to achieve their mission to “save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice“. As many injustices affect the impoverished, CARE has focused primarily in the areas they feel are most pertinent:
With the belief that the world will not see the end of poverty until the most marginalized of groups are given equal rights, CARE places women at the center of their organization. Providing these most affected groups with education, loans, emergency kits, and support groups, CARE’s aim is to lift families and communities from the ground up.
14 nations are involved in CARE’s global network, with reach spanning 95 countries and over 65 million people.
1946: The first CARE package (at that time called “Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe”) was delivered to France, as relief at the end of World War II.
1950’s: CARE packages then spread into Asia, as well as Latin America.
1953: With the widening of CARE’s reach, the organization’s name was then changed to “Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere”.
1960’s: The growth of CARE continued, entering African countries, and adopting long term solutions such as recovery and rehabilitation.
1961: CARE began training volunteers to help manage the newly founded Peace Corps.
1980’s: Womens programs were created for generating income during Rwandas Civil War and the Persian Gulf War.
1993: CARE once again changed the organization’s name to embrace continual growth, donning the name “Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere”.
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