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How to Create A Cost-Effective College Care Package

Looking for an extra special way to ease your child’s transition to college? Send a little love via snail mail! Here are our top picks for creating a cost-effective college care package.


In order to make your special surprise as cost-effective as possible, plan ahead. Is there a date on the calendar you’re planning a visit? Is your child coming home for the weekend? Plan to gift your box of goodies in person and forgo the pricey cost of shipping. Plus, you won’t have to worry about any of your items breaking!


Stock up on your child’s favorite snacks as soon as they go on sale or plan a trip to the dollar store and fill your cart up! Don’t be afraid to pack up things you have laying around the house or whip up your child’s favorite treat in the kitchen.


Doing any shopping online? Instead of tossing out your shipping boxes and packing peanuts, use them to wrap up your care package. Don’t have any extra boxes laying around? Take advantage of free boxes available at your local post office.

Creating a care package for your college student doesn’t have to put a dent in your bank account. Whether they’re a first or fifth year student, they’re sure to love anything you put together.

Whether your child is staying local, or moving out of the area, encourage them to open a Two Rivers Bank & Trust Free Checking account. And if there isn’t a branch in their new neighborhood, they can take advantage of our convenience services like online banking, online bill pay, mobile banking, mobile deposit, and more! Talk to one of our team members to learn more!

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