April 24, 2020
A Message from our Executive Director...
Are you #PoppyStrong?
The Virtual Red Poppy Festival Sells T-Shirts to benefit
The Caring Place
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Did you know the Virtual Poppy Fest is this weekend?! AND, did you know the City is selling a t-shirt that benefits The Caring Place? The Caring Place is excited for you to show your community spirit with these cute shirts because it also means you support The Caring Place Mission! Let’s keep helping neighbors in need through this pandemic. Head to the link to get yours now! You must order by Sunday, April 26th at 9pm. Curbside pick up is at the library on May 2nd.  
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Stories from The Caring Place are still flowing...
In our blog last month we shared what one Mom thinks about as she helps her kids navigate the new normal in our community. In 20 years what will they say about this pandemic? What actions will they see us take?
Freelance writer Charlotte Kovalchuk took some time to write a brief history of The Caring Place for us. She hits on why The Caring Place is critical in a crisis, after all that's how we came to be.
The Georgetown Seeds of Strength is a local non-profit who selected The Caring Place to be a grant recipient in 2019. They recently blogged about their support of our Senior Independence Program. We thank them for sharing what we are working towards with our senior population.
Current services at The Caring Place...

Why is food so important? Food is a critical basic need in our community. For some, having food takes away the stress of figuring out how a family will afford to feed its members. For others it will allow a family to pay other critical bills. If you've lost your job, lost hours at work or had a financial crisis, please utilize food at The Caring Place to help keep you afloat. This is the safest and most impactful basic need The Caring Place can give right now. We will be informing the public through our website and Facebook when we are able to add additional services.

Drive Through Food Pantry
On Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. join us in the 2000 Railroad drive through to receive shelf stable food items and occasional fresh items. This is for anyone in our community negatively impacted by COVID-19 and struggling to make ends meet.
Fresh Food for Families
On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month The Caring Place offers "Fresh Food for Families" in the 2000 Railroad Drive through. The fast-paced event runs 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. All in our community are welcome to receive produce. During the month of May, this event is on May 4th and May 18th.
There are many important ways to help The Caring Place right now...

The Caring Place's Mission to provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way is more alive than ever. We have created this list of ways to help and ask you to assist in every way you can. With your help, The Caring Place will not only help thousands of people in our community through this difficult time, but also secure The Caring Place's future in our community.

  • To avoid additional handling and exposure, we can’t accept any nonperishable food items from our community at this time. The Caring Place can purchase food in bulk at a reduced rate from the Central Texas Food Bank. You can donate at www.caringplacetx.org/donate or create a Facebook fundraiser benefiting The Caring Place. (Listed at Georgetown Community Service Center dba The Caring Place on Facebook) You may also send checks to P.O. Box 1215, Georgetown, Texas, 78627.

  • Online shopping is more popular than ever. Please use the AmazonSmile platform to do your online shopping and designate The Caring Place as your nonprofit. .5% of your purchases will benefit The Caring Place. You must use the AmazonSmile platform for every purchase.

  • If you are shopping at Randalls for your essentials, please ensure that you have selected The Caring Place as your nonprofit. 1% of your purchases will benefit The Caring Place. The Caring Place’s account number is 13870. The Good Neighbor program form can be found online and should be returned to the Randalls courtesy booth.

  • The City of Georgetown sponsors the Good Neighbor Fund, a program to assist eligible Georgetown Utility customers who are having difficulty paying their utility bill. Voluntary contributions from customers like you fund this program, which is administered by The Caring Place on behalf of the City. Contributions can be made to the fund by paying the total due on your utility bill, plus one dollar. You are also able to make a monthly pledge, which will be billed to your utility bill, and can be cancelled at any time for those families paying their bill electronically. You can enroll in this program by simply checking the box on your utility bill each month and writing the check for $1 more, or by completing the pledge form on-line at the City’s website.

Hold on to those item donations
  • While The Caring Place can’t accept item donations right now, once stores are operating again, it will be imperative that the stores are stocked with items to sell. With the stores closed, The Caring Place has lost its primary revenue source.

Share
  • Share our Mission, share how friends can help and share how neighbors can receive help in these uncertain times. You can find The Caring Place active on various Social Media platforms and even in your e-mail inbox.


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The Caring Place Mission:

To provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way.
Thank you for your support!