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Residence Life & Housing

 

Ordering Care Packages

One of the best pick-me-ups for our students is when they receive a care package from their loved ones at home.

St. Ambrose works with Basket Bowtique, a privately-owned gift shop in downtown Cedar Rapids. All packages are handmade, individually wrapped, and personally delivered to campus. Proceeds from Care Packages help fund programming and community-building efforts by SAU Residence Life.

Purchase a single package or get a discount with the Ambrose Plan – which includes all five packages – for $99. Download the order form (.docx) or pick one up at First Year Orientation. You may also order online.

The Ambrose Plan (all packages)

Individual Packages:
Move-In Pack
Halloween Pack
Fall Finals Pack
Valentine's Pack
Spring Finals Pack

For more information, call the Residence Life office 563-333-6258 or send an email.

Care Package: Move-In PackThe Move-In Pack $30

The Move-In Pack comes in a re-usable, hard-plastic container that is perfect for storing various odds and ends. In addition to energy-inducing snacks and drinks, this pack comes with everything below and some other essentials, such as a deck of playing cards! (Order by: August 25; Delivered on: September 1)

• Popcorn
• Oreos
• Chex Mix
• Cookies
• Nutri-Grain Bars
• Skittles
• Gardettos
• Deck of Playing Cards
• Fruit Snacks
• Bottle of Water
• Twizzlers
• Cheez-It Crackers
• Trail Mix
• Suckers
• Gatorade
• Animal Crackers
• Hot Chocolate

Care Package: Halloween PackThe Halloween Pack $20

The Halloween Pack is a reminder of the fall season, with favorites such as apple juice and candy corn. Those traditional items, balanced with a combination of Halloween treats and healthy snacks such as pretzels, create a well-rounded approach to get your son or daughter through fall midterms. The package comes in a clear bag, decorated with Halloween tissue paper to give it a spook-tacular appearance! (Order by: October 20; Delivered on: October 27)

• Hot Chocolate
• Candy Corn (2)
• Apple Juice
• Blow Pops
• Mini Pretzels
• Cheez-It Crackers
• Oreos
• Three Musketeers Bar
• Halloween Candy

Care Package: Finals PackThe Fall Finals Pack $20

The Fall Finals Pack is a stress-busting favorite that arrives in a popcorn bucket tied with Ambrose colors. As the tension and anxiety of finals creeps in, students will be able to kick back with some comfort food to relieve that stress – and maybe use the packaging to enjoy a movie or two! (Order by: December 1; Delivered on: December 8)

• Popcorn
• Doritos
• Cheetos
• Combos
• Animal Crackers
• M&Ms
• Starburst Candy
• Skittles
• Junior Mints
• Tootsie Pops
• Cans of pop (3)

Care Package: Valentine's Day PackThe Valentine's Pack $20

The Valentine's Pack, packaged in a red box with a big Valentine's ribbon as a reminder of your love, shows your student that you're thinking of them when they're away at school. Although the weather outside might be cold, you're going to warm your student up with some cocoa and "red hot" cinnamon candies.(Order by: February 2; Delivered on: February 9)

• Chocolate Box
• Fruit Punch Gatorade
• Bottle of Water
• Skittles
• Hershey's Chocolate Bar
• Twizzlers
• Hot Tamales Candy
• Cinnamon Popcorn
• Suckers

Care Package: Spring Finals PackThe Spring Finals Pack $20

The Spring Finals Pack comes in a blue or white canvas bag, to complement SAU's colors. Full of recharging treats and drinks, this pack is sure to keep your student's energy level up for all those late nights of reviewing and cramming! (Order by: April 27; Delivered on: May 4)

• Bottle of Water
• Bottle of Juice
• Oreos
• Chex Mix
• Fruit Snacks
• Granola Bars (2)
• Pop Tart
• Goldfish Crackers
• Popcorn