COVID-19 has affected everyone’s lives. The frontline workers like emergency personnel, hospital staff, and grocery store workers have braved COVID-19 head on to keep America operational even in the midst of the pandemic.
Resources to Use When Building Care Packages
Making care packages for your local frontline workers will show them how much you appreciate their sacrifice to keep us all safe. Here are some tips for building care packages.
Try wholesale websites to purchase packing supplies (baskets, clear wrapping, and basket filler), health and beauty items, and food products to complete your care packages. Purchasing items at wholesale means you are getting them in bulk. Overall, you will save on the cost of creating care packages by purchasing in bulk because the cost per unit will be less than going to a mass retailer to get the same product.
Think About What a Frontline Worker Needs
Frontline workers go long hours without breaks to serve people in need. Some may be so tired at the end of the day that they may find it hard to even find the strength to care for themselves. Including food, health items, and ways they can relax after a long day at work make great ideas for care packages.
Here are 4 creative ideas for care packages that frontline workers will definitely be happy to receive.
1. Movie Night Starter Pack
Help your local frontline workers to take a load off and enjoy a home movie night. Create a care package with a $10 gift card to Redbox, their choice of bagged or microwavable popcorn, and some boxed theatre candy.
Set up a table at the workplace with the baskets, popcorn, candy, and gift cards. When a frontline worker is about to leave for the day, he or she can pick out 4 boxes of candy, 2 bags of popcorn, and one Redbox gift card. Then you can package it up nicely for them, so they can have it for when they plan their movie night.
2. Health and Beauty Packages
Grab a variety of men’s and women’s body washes, body poufs, wash cloths, and bubble baths, shaving cream, and razors, so frontline workers can customize their own health and beauty packages. After a long day at work, anybody appreciates a relaxing shower or bath to clean up physically and recharge mentally.
For even more customization, you can give frontline workers a $10 to $20 gift card to Bed Bath & Beyond or Bath and Body Works.
3. Special Care Package for Each Worker
Ask a manager to poll the frontline workers what they would want in a care package the most. This way, you can make a special care package geared towards the specific needs for each worker. In this case, it’s best to keep a budget so it’s equal amongst all the workers. Maybe you can spend $20 per worker depending on your budget.
Examples of special care packages for each worker could be getting Dan a $20 PlayStation gift card because he loves playing PlayStation 4 after work and getting Olivia a $20 gift card to Walmart because it is her favorite place to shop.
Sometimes care packages do not have to be a big basket full of goodies. It could be a simple thank you card with a gift card inside for their favorite place to shop.
4. PPE Care Package
Help frontline workers to feel more safe and secure with PPE they need daily. While their workplaces may have already provided PPE for their frontline workers, go the extra mile and create a care package with hand sanitizer, disposable face masks, rubber gloves, alcohol wipes, bandages, gauze. Include anything else that you can think would make frontline workers feel healthy and safe while they are at work. You can order wholesale PPE from Safety Supply, Inc.
Show a Frontline Worker That You Care
For more ideas on creative ideas for care packages for frontline workers, visit the Advertising Specialty Institute.
Just by receiving a care package, they will feel motivated to keep them going in their every day work while more importantly take care of themselves in between shifts.