Sweets, Treats, & Trees is THIS Thursday!

The Shops at the Caring Place will close at noon on Wednesday, November 8th to prepare for this annual holiday event and won't re-open until the event on Thursday evening.
  • Holiday Shopping
  • Holiday Lights & Decorations
  • Live Music
  • Home-Made Sweets & Coffee
  • Door Prizes
  • Fun for all!
Join us from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9th for holiday fun at the Shops at The Caring Place on 2000 Railroad Avenue!  Admission:  A non-perishable food item or monetary donation for the Food Pantry.

Hunger-Free Holidays Food Drive is Here!




Hunger-Free Holidays Food Drive is upon us!  Help us reach our goal of 200,000 pounds of food by year-end!  We are happy to report that as of October 31st, 86,531 pounds of food has been donated.  However, the Food Pantry is busier than ever and for that reason, we are asking for your continued support!  

You can help us fill the needs of our community by donating non-perishable food at The Caring Place. If you'd like to host your own food drive in your neighborhood or organization, we'll even provide the collection barrels.  All food donations can be made at 2000 Railroad Ave. in Georgetown, Texas at our donation drive through.  Please call David Earl at 512-943-0710 if you are interested in organizing your own food drive.  

Thank you for continuing to help us keep our Food Pantry full so that we may assist those that need a little extra help this season and all year long.

What Do We Need in the Food Pantry?

       

Did you know for every $1 donated to the Caring Place for our Food Pantry, 3.5 pounds of food can be purchased for families in need?
2017 Holiday Assistance Information
Do you or someone you know need a little extra help during the holidays?  It can be a stressful time with many expenses and we want to help!  Holiday Assistance with Coats for Kids and holiday meals begins November 13th.  The Caring Place has once again coordinated with Wal-Mart and HEB for gift cards for both coats and holiday meals for those that are eligible.  You do not need to be a client to receive assistance.

To apply for a card, applicants must go to The Caring Place Annex at 2001 Railroad Avenue between November 13th-December 8th, 2017.  The Annex will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please note, you will NOT be able to apply during the week of Thanksgiving, November 20-24.

Special evening hours are available from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. only on November 16th, November 30th, and December 7th in Client Services on 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 current low-income guidelines or prove a crisis.  If eligible you will receive Wal-Mart and HEB gift cards the same day you apply for the program.
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Wait... Are you financially able to make the holidays a little easier for someone in our community?  Consider making a monetary donation to The Caring Place at www.caringplacetx.org or by mail.

$20 buys 1 Holiday Meal Card from HEB OR one brand new coat for a child from Wal-Mart.
Our staff and volunteers got in the Halloween Spirit in October too!



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Board Meeting
Monday, November 27, 2017
3:30 p.m.
Client Services Conference Room
2000 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
3:30 p.m.
Client Services Conference Room
2000 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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November 7th, 2017 - Volume 15 Issue 23
    
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