Following a bit of advice in Meta, I wanted to ask for the advice that parents who have this experience (or know who has) what is best.
I am strictly not looking for opinions about whether this is right or wrong.
I am in an organization that happens to be religious and we are doing care packages for our outgoing seniors to college. A lot of food and toothbrushes and things have been collected, and that's awesome.
I've spoken to my pastor and she said not only was it fine by her, and knowing the congregation, I believe it should be no problem.
Setting aside that preface, my question is: *how best to do this logistically for the kids (who are now adults). The care packages are going to be received by mail, will include all sorts of food and things, but I want to include condoms as my contribution.
As parents, is there literature or packaging that should accompany these in the care packages? These are going randomly to about 100 of our college students almost evenly split gender.
- Enough food and clothing has been collected
- They don't expire until 2019
- The recipients will be both adult men and women and I'm concerned about any embarrassment when the packages are opened around peers.
What, from a parent's personal experience, is the best way to include condoms in a college care package? Instructions? Put them in an envelope to avoid initial embarrassment? Do you think they would like instructions (condoms come with them and I can copy them and include it). This question is not about whether it should be done (that has been established), it is about best logistics & packaging, and your experience as a parent on this.