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Care Kits for Students

Parents and Families Services (PFS) is excited to embark on a new initiative to support students and we need your help!

As you may know, on-campus isolation housing continues to be an option for NC State students who test positive for COVID-19 and are unable to self-isolate in place or return home. With the support of University Housing and our Wolfpack Families, our goal is to provide Care Kits for students who may find themselves temporarily relocated into on-campus isolation housing.

How it works
Parents and Families Services will collect donations throughout October at the E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center. Once we have collected all donations we will come together during Red and White Week to assemble these packages. Care Kits will then be made available and delivered to students on an as-needed basis to those who opt into on-campus isolation housing.

Care Kit Assembly
Wolfpack Families are invited to join us to assemble Care Kits on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at our office located in the E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center. We will need all hands on deck to help us fill our care kits and pen get-well letters to students. Sign-up here today!

Make a Donation
Donations can be dropped off Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

There are three on-campus locations where donation bins are set up.
*E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center in the Main Lobby
1210 Varsity Dr. Raleigh, NC 27606

Harris Hall in the First-floor Lobby
2831 Thurman Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607

Peele Hall in the 121 Lobby
10 Watauga Club Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607

*Items may also be mailed to this address at the attention of NC State Parents and Families Services.

Below is a list of suggested items we hope to collect for the Care Kits.

  • Bottled Water
  • Electrolyte Replenishers (Gatorade, etc.)
  • Crackers
  • Bagged snacks/pre-popped popcorn
  • Applesauce
  • Canned soups (peel-back lids that do not require a can opener are suggested)
  • Ramen
  • Dried Fruit
  • Granola/Protein Bars
  • Over-the-counter medications/fever reducer
  • Toiletries
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Games/Activities (i.e. Sudoku, word-search books, etc.)
  • Cereal or oatmeal
  • Mac and Cheese

To volunteer to assemble Care Kits on Tuesday, Nov. 1, please complete this sign-up form.

If you plan to drop off donations there is no need to sign up but if you would like assistance with unloading donations please tell us in advance you are coming and we are happy to help with your items.

Whether you are interested in donating items, volunteering on Nov. 1, or both, we are grateful for your support! Thank you in advance for joining us in our efforts to support NC State students.

Questions? Please reach out to Parents and Families Services via email at or call 919.515.2441.