Care Package Story Project: big love in small boxes

The Care Package Story Project is a collection of photographs of care packages which I re-created from memories of care packages that I and other service members received when we were stationed away from home.

When the photographs are displayed together, they form an image that resembles the American flag; the contents of the care packages pictured on the individual panels reveal a wide variety of cultural backgrounds of people who serve(d) in the US Armed Forces.

The stories in this display date from WWII to present day and include care packages of officers and enlisted, women and men, of all branches of the US Armed Services.

The Care Package Story Project is a traveling exhibit.

The Care Package Story Project exhibit was designed to travel to military bases, VA hospitals, USOs, VFWs, American Legions across the US and overseas. It also visits public libraries, schools/ universities, museums, municipal buildings, art clubs, historical societies, and others.

Along the way, I continue collecting stories of all armed service branches, and from all eras of our nation’s long history.

Please go to the Contact page to share your own care package stories, or those of your family or community members who received care packages when they were stationed away from home.

If you are interested in hosting the exhibit, please contact me to add your venue to the travel itinerary. You can also book presentations and workshops that incorporate images of the exhibit, the stories-behind-the-stories, anecdotes, tidbits of history and more.

You can reach me directly by clicking by going to the Contact page .

Don’t forget to check out the Your Stories page to read more stories and to submit your own!