CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. CARE was founded 70 years ago with the creation of the CARE Package®: a food parcel sent to Europe in the wake of World War II, and later including non-food items like tools, blankets, school supplies, and medicine. Since then, CARE has expanded its services to provide a combination of urgent, life-saving essentials — food, water, health care, shelter — to people and communities in need all around the world. CARE has top ratings on Charity Navigator and Charity Watch, with 90% of its expenditures directly supporting poverty-fighting projects around the world.