These are some helpful suggestions for any care packages! 😉 Getting mail is like instant Christmas, any day of the year, and nothing turns a lonely day around like a personal note from home!
Shanna Crumley c/o Cuerpo de Paz
Calle 77b no. 57-141, oficina 713
Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
- flashcards of English vocabulary
- postcards and pictures of American places: I use these to start conversations.
- J-14 and Tiger Beat magazines: I use the pictures from these teen mags as materials for classes–these kids love their One Direction!
- almond butter!!! PLEASE!
- dark chocolate with almonds
- Makeup (it’s twice the price here): Ulta mascara, oil-free sunscreen
- Underwear (it’s so expensive here!!!) from Target (size small!)
- California memorabilia, because I represent!!
Advice on packages:
- When sending something, declare it as a “gift” or “used personal items” and claim its value as something low, like $1.00. When it comes through customs, they like to tax me on that declaration, so please don’t be entirely honest–they take it directly out of my paycheck!
- USPS has been the most reliable for my parents to send stuff from Tennessee. It usually takes about 2 weeks from there; a small package from California took about a month.
- Sometimes the easiest things to send are the best–we absolutely love getting personalized letters and notes and postcards!
Thank you for your support! 🙂