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CARE Boxes


Domestic Violence Awareness Month: UC CAREs Boxes

Approximately 20 people experience domestic violence in America every minute. And, 1 in 3 families in Merced County will experience domestic violence. Victims must often leave their abusers with little to no belongings; by sponsoring a personalized UC Merced CAREs Box, you will give survivors their first step towards an independent life from abuse. 

Our 8th annual UC Cares Boxes campaign is a heartfelt initiative that aims to provide vital resources, support, and a sense of care to survivors of domestic violence. By participating, you can contribute to the healing and empowerment of survivors in our community. 

We would be delighted to have you as a part of this campaign with us! 

To participate in the 2023 8th Annual UC CAREs Boxes campaign, click here

Please be aware that the deadline to register for boxes to fill up is Tuesday, October 24th and the deadline to return/schedule a pick-up for the boxes is Tuesday, October 31st

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Thank you for considering this important cause!

Suggested Items for Boxes


Box Category Hygiene Household Items School Supplies Infants/Kids Girls/Women Boys/Men Pangender/Non-binary
Suggested Items Shampoo, Dry Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Mouthwashes, Deodorant, Soap, Body Wash, Loofah, Razors, Hair Products, Facial Products, Menstrual Products, Essential Oils, Lotion towels, laundry detergent, dry sheets, pillowcases, fleece blankets, first-aid kits, hand sanitizers, batteries (AA, AAA), hand soap, bath towels  coloring books, coloring pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, pens, rulers, pencils, erasers, highlighters clothes, jackets, flip-flops, slippers, underwear, backpacks, baby wipes, toys, blankets, diapers socks, underwear, bras/sports bras, sweats, shirts, sweaters, jackets, flip-flops, slippers socks, underwear/boxers, shirts, pants, sweats, sweaters, jackets, flip-flops, slippers socks, underwear, shirts, pants, sweats, sweaters, jackets, flip-flops, slippers