WAEF Notes of Gratitude: Week 3

Care Packages Provide Encouragement!

 

One of the many exciting ways donors support students is through the funding, packing and sending of care packages to WAEF scholarship recipients.   

Borton & Sons team working hard to assemble their care packages!

Borton & Sons team working hard to assemble their care packages!

Awesome care package by Gilbert Orchards!

Awesome care package by Gilbert Orchards!

Great encouragement from CoBank!

Great encouragement from CoBank!

Fun distractions and yummy treats from Leslie Judd!

Fun distractions and yummy treats from Leslie Judd!

What is a care package? A care package is a box of goodies (school supplies, snacks, notes of encouragement, and other various items) that are sent to WAEF students twice annually: once in the fall as a "Welcome" to the first weeks of school and another in the spring during final exams as a "Good Luck" type of support.  

Why are care packages important? Care packages to students away at college have become a type of tradition for many families- but not all. Years ago, one WAEF student shared that he watched as a number of friends received care packages from home and the emotional support that the package provided students was immense. He suggested that WAEF send to their recipients, many of whom are first generation college students whose families may not know of this modern tradition.  

 And thanks to many generous volunteers, that is exactly what is being done!

Thank you to the following groups and individuals for sending care packages to these deserving students.

Borton & Sons
Chelan Fresh Marketing
Claudia Wiggins
Domex Superfresh Growers
Jim McFerson
Kay Allan
Gilbert Orchards
Legacy Fruit
Leslie Judd
Lisa Plath
Moss Adams
Pat Bossen & Team
Rabo AgriFinance
Ruth Velasco Ortiz
Susan Heinicke
Tree Top
Vicki Peebles & Jennifer Witherbee 

But don't let us be the only ones to thank you. Posted on the WAEF student Facebook page were an abundance of thank you's and photos. Read some of them below.  

Big thank you to Rabo Agrifinance and WAEF for this care package I received today! This will definitely get me through my first round of finals and semester here at WSU!   

Big thank you to Rabo Agrifinance and WAEF for this care package I received today! This will definitely get me through my first round of finals and semester here at WSU!   

Thank you so much Moss Adams! I am truly blessed and I am thankful for people who are willing to help me out throughout my college career. WAEF is awesome.

Thank you so much Moss Adams! I am truly blessed and I am thankful for people who are willing to help me out throughout my college career. WAEF is awesome.

Thank you Dow AgroSciences for this care package! It was a wonderful gift during a busy week of tests and presentations.

Thank you Dow AgroSciences for this care package! It was a wonderful gift during a busy week of tests and presentations.

Thank you Domex Superfresh Growers and WAEF for putting this awesome care package together. It’ll help me power through the long study sessions!

Thank you Domex Superfresh Growers and WAEF for putting this awesome care package together. It’ll help me power through the long study sessions!

Thank You Claudia Wiggins and WAEF! I’m grateful for having your support!

Thank You Claudia Wiggins and WAEF! I’m grateful for having your support!

Thank you Lisa Plath and WAEF and for your continuous support throughout the year especially during midterms!

Thank you Lisa Plath and WAEF and for your continuous support throughout the year especially during midterms!

Extremely thankful for my care package and for the support, Ruth & WAEF!

Extremely thankful for my care package and for the support, Ruth & WAEF!

If you would like more information on sending care packages, please contact jillian.rice@waef.org!