August 1, 2018 - Volume 16 Issue 8
Why Does August have BIG Food Pantry Needs?

Back to School also means more needs in our Food Pantry.  Summers are always busy due to children being home for the summer.  Families often have increased electricity bills and less access to affordable lunches at school.  As you can imagine, this means many of our regular staples in the pantry are depleted.  We ask that when you do your Back to School shopping this fall, that you also pick up some items for the Food Pantry.  We have a convenient Donation drive through at the back of our building at 2000 Railroad Avenue.  It's open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  

This summer the Williamson County Association of REALTORS conducted their annual food drive.  They collected and donated over 1,400 pounds of food for our Food Pantry!  Big things can happen when you work together!  We hope this group inspires you this month!

For information on holding a food drive click here.  And, for information on giving a monetary donation to assist our neighbors, click here.
Deep in The Heart of Caring...
Sponsors Still Welcome!
Deep in The Heart of Caring 2018
Enjoy our Deep in The Heart of Caring 2018 Promotional Video!

We are accepting Sponsor Applications and new auction items for Deep in the Heart of Caring.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! With your help, we can continue to make a huge difference in our community through our many programs and services.  This is a great event to sponsor, attend with important guests, and also receive some organization recognition!

You can find our information packet on our website at:
Don't forget, sponsors will have the opportunity to be recognized in our newsletter and Social Media!  
Call Rita for more information at 512-943-0702.

Do you wonder what empowerment looks like?  Do you want to know how helping an organization like The Caring Place really helps people improve their quality of life?  Read this blog post about a neighbor that came in this summer and find out how he, with the help of his service partner, is working toward self-sufficiency.

We are closed Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day !
 Enjoy the holiday and come visit us during business hours the rest of the week!

Our popular Chat & Chew event is back on Friday, September 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to get an up close & personal look at The Caring Place.  Learn about our history, our impact and our mission.  This event is over lunch, so RSVP is required.  And, don't forget to invite a friend!  Contact Rita at 512-943-0702 or for more information or to RSVP. 

Save the Date for Deep in The Heart of Caring, Saturday, October 13th, 2018!   Country Music Award Winner T.G. Sheppard is our musical guest.  Join us for dinner, dancing, auctions and star gazing as we raise money for a mission that's all about community right here at The Caring Place.  Tickets go on sale September 1st.

Time for Back to School Shopping!

Can you believe it's almost time to head back to school?   If you are hunting for that final piece for your dorm or maybe a new wardrobe on a budget, please take a moment to head to The Shops at The Caring Place or Second Helping! You'll find a constantly changing inventory that may just hook you on the concept of "shopping for good!"

Want to know when we have special events, surprise sales, and merchandise previews at both of our thrift stores?  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and we will keep you informed!

* Insider Shopping Tip:  Our stores are 10% off every Tuesday!  And, you can now start looking for special money saving coupons in your Community Impact Newspaper!  (We had one in the July issue on page 6!)

What About the Community Benefit?

When donating to and shopping for items at Second Helping and The Shops at The Caring Place, you are also helping to fund programs and services that help our community.   Sales from both stores MORE than cover the operating costs at The Caring Place.  This means when you make a financial contribution, 100% of it directly impacts neighbors in need.  Where should you shop?

The Shops at The Caring Place
2000 Railroad Avenue | Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm | Thursdays until 7pm

Second Helping
3700 Williams Drive | Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

When you wander around The Caring Place you never know what idea you'll come up with when you come upon a mega-clearance!  This frame was $.50 during a frame mark down sale at The Shops at The Caring Place.  The vintage postcards were $.25 each at Second Helping.  One of our staff had some old spray paint and copper wire hiding in the garage.  The miniature clothes pins were purchased with a coupon at a craft store.  The entire project cost?  Under $4!  Should we mention we found a very similar frame with clips like this selling in a store for over $40?  Treasure hunting in our thrift stores is worth it.

Your item donations, shopping trips to our thrift stores, financial donations and volunteer time make a difference to people in our community.  This is just a glimpse of the impact you helped us make in the previous month.

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


Board Meeting
Monday, September 24, 2018
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
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.

Purchases in our thrift stores, 
Second Helping and The Shops at The Caring Place,  help The Caring Place realize its mission to assist families in financial crisis.

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