Another Week of Caring
December 4th, 2017 - Volume 15 Issue 25
THANK YOU FOR HOSTING FOOD DRIVES!
The Annual Riverbend Neighborhood Food Drive

What do we need in December in the Food Pantry?

Did you know that for every $1 donated to The Caring Place Food Pantry, 3.5 pounds of food can be purchased for families in need?  You can easily make monetary donations to our Food Pantry by simply clicking 
 
Want to help us reach our goal of collecting 200,000 pounds of food by the end of the year? Call David Earl at 512-943-0710 to find out how to host a Food Drive.

* Want your group featured in The Caring Place media?  Email pictures of your team doing great stuff benefiting The Caring Place to jnalley@caringplacetx.org.  We may share how you are helping us care for our community on Social Media or our newsletter!
Holiday Assistance Programs are Almost Over
Holiday Assistance with Coats for Kids and Holiday Meals began November 13th.  The Caring Place has once again coordinated with WalMart and HEB for gift cards for both coats and holiday meals for those who are eligible.  You do not need to be a client to receive assistance.

To apply for a card, applicants may go to The Caring Place Annex at 2001 Railroad Avenue until December 8th, 2017.  The Annex will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

Special evening hours are available from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on December 7th in the Client Services Department at 2000 Railroad Avenue.

Please bring the following information:

  • Picture ID for all adults
  • IDs for all children (birth certificate or other form of ID)
  • Proof of Residence (rental or mortgage papers)
  • Proof of Household 200% level income or Government Benefits (pay check stubs, food stamp letter, social security benefits)
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To be approved for Holiday Assistance, you must meet necessary guidelines or prove a crisis.  If eligible you will receive WalMart and HEB gift cards the same day you apply for the program.  Interested in making a donation to support Holiday Assistance Programs?  CLICK HERE!


Did you give on #GivingTuesday?  Thank you!  Your generous donations support programs like Coats for Kids and Holiday Meal Assistance.  No matter how you choose to give, whether it be through food drives, item donations, volunteering, or monetary donations, we appreciate you!

Learn about all the ways you can help on our website.
Volunteers Needed
Due to our thrift shops, we are like many of the local retail establishments in that we get VERY busy in December!  However, the difference is we utilize volunteers to help us get through the season and beyond!   We are currently in need of volunteers for pricing, merchandising, and cashiering!  You can CLICK HERE for more information.  Once you fill out the volunteer form, our Community Engagement Manager can answer any questions you might have.  Or, give Rita Turner a call for more information at 512-943-0702.


DIY with The Caring Place
Do you want a new way to make the holiday more meaningful for your family?  Perhaps with a new tradition?  Try this idea of collecting canned food while counting down to the big day in our new feature, "DIY with The Caring Place."


Where You Shop Matters...
We have two thrift shops open to the public:

The Shops at The Caring Place
2000 Railroad Ave.
Georgetown, TX  78626
Second Helping
3700 Williams Dr.
Georgetown, TX  78628
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, December 18, 2017
3:30 p.m.
The Annex
2001 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
3:30 p.m.
The Annex
2001 Railroad Avenue
(Refreshments available at 3:00 p.m.)

The Caring Place Mission

Honoring its faith-based roots, The Caring Place serves the community as a welcoming and purposeful organization, responding to the basic human needs of people in Georgetown and rural Williamson County.
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Purchases in our thrift stores, 
The Shops at The Caring Place, and 
Second Helping help The Caring Place realize its mission to assist families in financial crisis.
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