August 1, 2019 - Volume 17 Issue 8
Pantry Events

This month The Caring Place is excited to announce we are co-hosting two events for neighbors with the Williamson County and Cities Health District.  " Talk with a Nurse" and " Talk with a Doc" on August 5th and August 13th respectively, aim to teach community members healthy habits, beginning with food and nutrition.  For more information see the flyers below or view The Caring Place Event Calendar on our website.



Our Food Pantry Needs in August


Volunteer Ruffy London is showing off some of the fresh food often found in our Food Pantry.


For information on holding a food drive click here.  And, for information on giving a monetary donation to assist our neighbors, click here.
What do People Buy in August?

Ever curious about the random things people purchase in the summer time?  Here are a few things we've seen leave The Shops at The Caring Place recently.  Sometimes customers even share why they are buying things with us.  Do these statements sound like you?  If so, you may want to swing by and do some "Shopping for Good" at our thrift stores.
  • Puzzles to get those kids through the last weeks of summer.
  • Tennis shoes because you like to have an extra pair for walking outside in the garden.
  • A new outfit from the Boutique because an interview is coming up.
  • An awesome deal on a chair that will be great to paint and re-cover.
  • Yarn because you have some knitting projects for the holidays.
  • You moved and you need a sofa.
  • You've decided to cook at home more and need a few new utensils and kitchen gadgets.
No matter what brings you to our stores, we hope you find what you are looking for!








Don't forget the Sales Tax Holiday:

Aug. 9 - 10, 2019 at The Caring Place

During this annual sales tax holiday, you can buy most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks from The Caring Place with no sales tax!
For more information on this state tax-free weekend, visit the comptroller website.
Sneak Peek at Fall Y'all

We don't know about you, but we are ready for fall!  On Saturday, September 21st, Second Helping will be holding their first Fall Y'all  shopping event!  Do you love when we make over the entire store and give it a theme and whole lot of personality?  That's what we are doing for Fall Y'all !  Friday it will be our regular store, Saturday it will  be all things autumn!  So, mark those calendars for Second Helping's biggest shopping event of the year!  With primitives, linens and vintage all giving the feeling of a cooler season we know and love in Texas, we think you are going to love this new event!
We have two thrift shops open to the public to help you begin "shopping for good":

The Shops at The Caring Place
2000 Railroad Ave.
Georgetown, TX  78626
512-943-0700
Open Mon-Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 
'til 7 p.m. on Thursdays
Second Helping
3700 Williams Dr.
Georgetown, TX  78628
512-987-2998
Open Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NOTE:  If you want to know more about what we do, both stores keep Annual Reports and other news items by the front door!  Also, don't forget to regularly read your Georgetown Community Impact Magazine for money saving coupons to our stores in the Impact Deals section.  
  • We are accepting Deep in the Heart of Caring sponsors!  This signature event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we can't wait to see what you can help us do this year.  Read more in our Press Release HERE
Deep in the Heart of Caring needs Sponsors 2019
Deep in the Heart of Caring needs Sponsors 2019 as seen on Facebook Live.
  • Another exciting thing about Deep in the Heart of Caring is that this year, you can contribute to an important giving campaign even if you can't attend the event.  The Caring Place is working to raise $125,000 to help neighbors in crisis pay utility bills.  Won't you Be the Light of Caring by making a contribution?  While event tickets are not for sale yet, the campaign is open for giving.  With our first Deep in the Heart of Caring sponsor donations already counted, we already have $32,000 toward our goal!  For more information and a link to donate, visit us at www.caringplacetx.org/deepintheheart.
 
Do you follow all the bloggers and Instagrammers with great ideas?  We discovered that one of these popular bloggers is a local and a fan of The Caring Place.  With over 60,000 followers on Instagram, we were honored that Shannon shares that one of her shopping secrets is The Caring Place.  Shannon shares her projects and stunning style on Instagram, @aninpirednest.  Where did she get this dated chair that she transformed into this inviting, chic desk chair?  The Caring Place of course!  Want to share your amazing DIY projects with us on Instagram? You can tag us @thecaringplacetx.




Where You Shop Matters...
When our shops don't have what you need, try our ebay store, or make your purchases using Amazon Smile, just select The Caring Place!
Occasionally, we find some treasures that sell better in an ebay store.  Shop there too and know your purchases still support The Caring Place!

Love shopping on Amazon?  Use Amazon Smile and, at no additional cost to you, donations are made to The Caring Place.  Just choose The Caring Place as your non-profit
choice.  
    
Board Meeting
Monday, September 23, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue
(Refreshments available at 3:00 p.m.)

The Caring Place Mission

To provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way.
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Purchases in our thrift stores, 
Second Helping and The Shops at The Caring Place,  help The Caring Place realize its mission to assist our neighbors in need.




 


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