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The CARE Project

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
34 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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The CARE Project

The CARE Project at UC Davis Health provides direct patient-care interdisciplinary services through the Creative Arts and Recreation Therapy Department. Through Art Therapy, Reiki, and diversional interventions, The CARE Project enhances the health care environment and aids in healing and recovery for adult patients and their family members while focusing on:

C – Compassion

– Artistic Expression

R – Relaxation

– Exploration

Through a holistic approach to healthcare, The CARE Project supports a person’s whole being: mind, body, and spirit. Please support The CARE Project by funding art supplies and diversional items, special events such as haircuts and holiday celebrations, and individual and group therapy sessions.

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Stress balls can be used to cope with anxiety and stress. Your donation will provide stress balls for patients on the oncology unit. Often, patients take these stress balls home with them upon discharge because they have found them so helpful!


Artistic Expression

This donation provides art materials for weekly art therapy support group for antepartum mothers who are admitted to the hospital for prolonged stays before their baby is born. In this group, mothers can meet each other, receive social support, and engage in a self-expressive art directive to help process emotions.



Reiki is a non-pharmacological form of pain management which uses energy healing to help a patient cope with physical, emotional, and spiritual distress. This donation will fund a bedside Reiki session for one of our patients.



It is hard to be in the hospital, especially during holidays. Help The CARE Project host a special event, celebrating a cultural or national holiday significant to our patients. Your gift will go towards providing items such as donuts for dads on Father's Day!



CARE Carts are activity carts found on all adult units. Your donation will fully stock a Cart with art materials, diversional items, adaptive tools and more for patients to use while they are in the hospital.

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