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Order a CARE Package


Although it seems like it was just yesterday that you delivered your student to Catawba to start the semester, the end of the semester is now in sight.  I therefore write to tell you about a Catawba tradition of over 50 years:  study time CARE packs. 

The members of the Catawba College Psychology Club take orders for, assemble, and deliver the packages to students just as they begin studying in earnest for their finals.  The packages include several items, including “comfort food” edibles of all sorts— but the most important part is a note of encouragement from you.


The packages are delivered to the dorm room at the start of finals; if no one is in to receive the package, it is given to the RA. Commuter students will be alerted via note in their boxes that their package awaits in the mailroom and I will also send each an email.

Benefits of "CARE-ing"

The Psychology Club uses CARE packages as its main tool of fundraising.  The monies raised are used to defray costs for members’ trip to the annual Southeastern Psychological Association conference, where club members present their research, meet other psychologists and psychology students, and are interviewed for graduate school.  Most of the items in the package are purchased locally, so that they may support local businesses that have been instrumental in helping the College and its students. Thank you for your support!

boost a Student!

Care packages can be sent to any student who might not otherwise receive a CARE package. Just enter the number of additional total care packages you'd like to purchase for the "Boost a Student" program. Thank you for your generosity!


CARE packages cost just $15 and you may order them below. If you have questions please e-mail using CARE in the subject line.

special dietary needs

Does your student have special dietary needs? No problem! Just contact to arrange a special package filled with your student's needs in mind.

Ordering & Payment

Orders must be received by 5 pm Monday November 29 and distribution will take place from Dec 1-3. You will be directed to pay online on the next screen to complete your order. 

Submit the form below to place an order:

Ordering has now closed. Thank you for your support!