Care packages from home are a great way to send birthday wishes, encouragement, or just to let your student know you are thinking about him or her. The following resources will help you surprise your student. Please note that deliveries from off-campus vendors are made to the Benjamin West House (Public Safety), which is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Students will receive a phone call to alert them to a delivery. Vendors do not deliver to dormitories.
You can order a special birthday cake for your student from Dining Services, complete with a custom message on top. Half-sheet or 9-inch round cakes are available, with chocolate or yellow cake, and chocolate or vanilla icing. Please allow three days’ notice. Contact Therese Hopson at 610-328-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements; include flavor and size preferences as well as the message to be written on the cake and the student's email address and cell phone number. Dining Services will contact the student a day prior with pick-up information. Payment must be made in cash, points, or checks. Checks are payable to Swarthmore College and mailed to 500 College Ave. Swarthmore, PA 19081. ATT: Dining Services.
The Swarthmore Campus & Community Store staff will take the information you provide about your loved one and prepare a basket just for your student (food, gifts, and fun items, or a combination of both). Packages are attractively prepared with a custom notecard attached. Bookstore staff are happy to call the student with the news that a surprise is waiting for her or him. You can order a care package online or by phone at 610-328-7756.
The Swarthmore Food Co-op is located in the heart of Swarthmore, walking distance from campus. A wide variety of gift baskets as well as custom baskets are available to be delivered to students. To arrange a gift card or to order a care package for your student, please call 610-543-9805 or email email@example.com.
Edible Arrangements in nearby Media, Pa. offers a fresh fruit bouquet for any occasion. For more information, call 610-565-2832.