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6th Annual UC CAREs Box Donation Drive

UC CAREs Boxes is our annual donation drive to "fill the boxes" with new items for the survivors who seek services at Valley Crisis Center's emergency safe house. This event is held every year during the month of October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). This event is meant to let survivors in the Merced community know that we believe them, we support them and we CARE.  The CARE Office would like to give thanks to the members of the UC Merced Community for making this our most successful year ever! 

UC CARES Donation Facts:

62 Boxes of donations (almost double previous years total!)

It took 4 cars and 1 truck to transport the boxes to Valley Crisis Center

Over $5,000 worth of items donated

Donations made immediate positive impact for the individuals at the emergency shelter

23 Departments/Clubs/Organizations/Individuals donated to the campaign

We could not have done this without our amazing donors! 

UC Merced Library

Department of Undergraduate Education 

Bobcat Advising Center

Virginia Adan-Lifante- Literature, Languages and Cultures Department

Chancellors Org

Graduate Division

Students First Center

Special Projects Office

Academic Personnel Office

Early Childhood Education Center

Center for Career and Professional Advancement 

Emily Moran

Joan Rich & Celso Lopez

Michelle Greenwood

Michelle Nishiguchi

Stephanie Zuniga

Hannia and Itzel Otero Castaneda, Maria Del Cid

Delta Gamma Sorority 


Delta Sigma Pi

Office of Student Involvement 

El Club de Español 

UC Merced Police Department