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Send a college care package to your student

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When your young adult goes off to college, there are many ways to keep in touch. Facetime and Skype, letters and cards, phone calls and text messages and campus visits all help you stay connected with your student.

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Sending a college care package is another great way to let your student know you care. You don't have to wait for finals week to send a care package from home.

Visit your local CVS pharmacy to pick up tissues, cold remedies, first aid basics, vitamins and healthy snacks to help your young adult stay healthy in the dorm. Add a funny card and a few photos from home to make your student's day.

Radiance PLATINUM Multivitamins come in men's and women's formulas, are preservative free and certified organic. CVS brand pain relief tablets and cold and flu medicine are great for college students to have on hand during cold and flu season.

It's easy for college students to get run down with a busy schedule and many activities. CVS Gold Emblem Abound Fruit & Nutty Probiotic Trail Mix offers sweet raisins in a special probiotic yogurt coating mixed with crunchy almonds and walnuts, dried cranberries and cherries to boost your student's immune health.

The taste of home is a special treat for college students of all ages. Bake your young adult's favorite cookies, brownies or bread and pack into a sealed storage container. Be sure to include enough for your child to share with friends.

Hit the dollar store and dollar bins at Target and Michael's for additional small goodies for your child. Include a magnetic note pad, stickers or stampers, chip clips, kitchen tools, office supplies, photo frames, pens and markers in your care package.

Keep a supply of funny greeting cards and include news from home in each care package. Clip articles from your local newspaper and include updates from your child's high school teams or local sports teams.

Individual packs of tea and hot chocolate are also great for college care packages. Fuzzy socks, cute nail files and sets of brightly colored nail polish are also fun gifts. Gourmet snacks, card games and small gadgets add a little fun to your care package.

You don't have to spend a fortune to send your student a gift of love from home. Show the love with a college care package from home. Whether your student attends college locally or far away, stay connected with a college care package.