September 3, 2022
The Caring Place 101:
Back to School
Dear Friend,

With school back in session, The Caring Place thinks it's a great time to follow their lead and do a little teaching! This issue of Another Month of Caring is dedicated to all of the flyers and information that we put out in the community. We know between our two thrift stores, Donations hours, Food Programs, and Crisis Assistance, there's a lot to navigate. We try to highlight changes and updates in our monthly newsletter, but sometimes you just want all the current information at once, so here it is in our "Back to School" edition of Another Month of Caring!

Here are the highlights you'll want to note in this newsletter:

  • Donation drive-through hours change on September 6th;
  • The furniture pick-up area has expanded;
  • We are hiring;
  • We have Food Programs & Crisis Assistance available for neighbors in need;
  • We will spotlight more volunteer stories this month;
  • All locations of The Caring Place are closed for Labor Day;
  • And there are MANY ways to help if you can!

One of my favorite ways for you to help is to share information about The Caring Place with everyone in our community! This latest newsletter can help you do that! Whether you have a neighbor who might need a helping hand or a neighbor that loves to shop, chances are this newsletter has the info they need. Not only are we sharing great info in this newsletter, but also resources to download. This issue is for forwarding, sharing links on social media, and printing flyers you download!

However you choose to engage with us, thank you!

Welcome to Fall,

Jill Nalley, Communications Manager
Help Wanted: Volunteers & Staff
We still need volunteers! Are you ready to get connected at The Caring Place? We are accepting new volunteers! All positions regularly interact with the public and have the opportunity to be part of the caring and friendly culture we are known for! If you like to stay behind the scenes we have positions for that as well. If you need info, please email Jim Tillman at Volunteer applications can be filled out online at

We currently have a position open on staff as well. You can find job listings at:
Latest Press Releases
Afternoon Donation Hours Return

Effective September 6, Donation hours at The Caring Place are Mon-Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. This marks the return of afternoon hours after a temporary adjustment due to extreme heat this summer. All locations of The Caring Place are closed on...

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A Call for Volunteers

The Caring Place is recruiting new volunteers in almost every department to help continue scaling up programs and services. Community members will find volunteer positions on our crisis and case management team, as cashiers, pricers,...

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Printable Flyers
There is plenty to know at The Caring Place, and we have many audiences. Feel free to pick the flyers that work best for your needs. You can share them via email or social media and also print and share them with your friends, neighbors, and workplace. Do you have a question about a flyer? Contact Jill at
Resource Tool:
How can you share information about our services to someone in need?

Do you have a neighbor, friend or other acquaintance that could benefit from some of the services we are offer at The Caring Place? This flyer briefly explains how someone can get started and lists some of the basic services we offer. You may print it out to put it on a community board, leave at a church or community group or you can email it to a friend in need. Our service area is listed on this flyer.

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When can you donate items and shop in our stores?

Need a flyer to share info about days to donate gently used and new stuff? Those donations fill our stores which support our mission. We also recently expanded our furniture pick-up area! See the map on this flyer or at

This flyer also includes our store hours so you can begin your #shoppingforgood journey.

Need more ways to begin #shoppingforgood? Don't forget we also have an ebay store!

Resource Tool:
Food Pantry Hours

This flyer includes Food Program information and remote distribution times and locations in Bartlett, Granger and Jarrell. If you are in need of supplemental food to stretch your budget, this flyer has all the info you need to get started. Please remember The Caring Place service area includes Georgetown, Andice, Bartlett, Florence, Granger, Jarrell, Jonah, Schwertner, Walburg, Weir, and the portion of Hutto that lies within GISD.

Note: In the month of September, Fresh Food for Families will only be held on Monday, September 19th due to the Labor Day holiday. All TCP locations will be closed for Labor Day.

Resource Tool:
Little Blue Barrel

With the holidays on the horizon, we invite you to start thinking about how you'd like to give during the 2022 giving season. Historically, The Caring Place has encouraged Food Drives, and this year is no different! Food Drives for TCP are the easiest you will ever do! No truck or heavy lifting needed! Simply check out our "Little Blue Barrell" and pass it around while collecting all the green (cash or checks) you can! Due to efficiency, food costs and staffing, our Food Pantry only accepts monetary gifts. The Caring Place can purchase 10 pounds of food per dollar you donate, so this truly allows us to do the most with every dollar. Food Programs. Learn more about the Little Blue Barrel at

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How do you make your purchases at Randalls support The Caring Place?

Print and fill out this document to have your purchases at Randalls support our mission. Submit the form to the Randalls Courtesy Booth. Learn more at

Good Neighbor Fund: Give

The City of Georgetown is proud to sponsor 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 ...

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Resource Tool:
Good Neighbor Fund Online Form

You can find the GNF online form on the City of Georgetown's website at

Videos to Share
SHOP AMAZONSMILE: We would love all of our friends to utilize AmazonSmile when making Amazon purchases! We receive .5% of your total purchase when you designate The Caring Place as your non-profit. This really adds up. If you were shopping at Amazon anyway, you may as well be "Shopping for Good!" Learn more at
OUR WORKPLACE: As you have read - WE ARE HIRING! We created this short video to share information about our culture and benefits. Take a look and send it to anyone looking for a workplace like this one! Learn more about current open positions at
Meet our Volunteers
This summer, we highlighted the work and stories of some of our volunteers! Check it out on our blog!
Media & Blog: Meet Kim

We don't normally do Volunteer interviews in a home, but that's what it felt like today. Kim and I found a cozy corner in our Second Helping thrift store and began our interview amongst a cornucopia of decor and collectibles. We settled into the...

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Media & Blog: Meet Carol

Since the beginning of her volunteer journey at The Caring Place in 2019, Carol knew she wanted to work with books. "I had been in the area for a while and had always known about The Caring Place. I've volunteered at a lot of different places,...

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Meet Therese

Thérèse Verdonk-Vertruyen is another one of our volunteers. She's known for being generous with her time. She regularly helps our Donations team no matter the weather. She's pictured here with Team Member Brandon Mading while working outdoors in August! You could find her out in the warehouse all summer long! She and her husband, Carlos Verdonk, are also known for their financial generosity to The Caring Place. In an effort to be more energy efficient throughout our buildings, The Caring Place hoped for automatic doors that provided a better barrier between our indoor and outdoor space. Our old, floppy and cumbersome doors were not cutting it. Therese and Carlos made that dream a reality. We now have three sets of energy-efficient, motion-sensor doors to help us reduce our energy costs while also providing safe, automatic passageways as we move items in and out of our warehouse. You've probably seen these beautiful new doors as you've shopped at The Shops at The Caring Place. Our staff and volunteers love gliding right through when their hands are full. Thank you Carlos and Therese for filling this need!
Upcoming Dates to Know

All locations of The Caring Place are closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.
Other News at TCP...
Press & Blog
Link to: Blog and Media
Link to: Past Newsletters
Link to: TCP Calendar
Link to: Service Area
Link to: How to Get Help
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