Another Week of Caring
December 18th, 2017 - Volume 15 Issue 26
Programs & Services Has Moved!
If you haven't heard Programs and Services moved across the street to 2001 Railroad Avenue on December 11th.  This department, formerly called Client Services, is responsible for assisting our neighbors in search of basic human services.  This includes assistance with utilities, rent, transportation and some medical needs.  

The newly remodeled building offers significantly more square footage, a better layout, and a quieter setting for our clients.





Programs and Services is open 8:30am-4pm Monday through Friday and until 6pm on Thursdays.  You can find more information about how to get help on our website here .

The Food Pantry will still operate from 2000 Railroad Avenue from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday and until 6pm on Thursdays.

What will we do with all those empty offices at 2000 Railroad?  The Caring Place plans to remodel and better utilize the space for the Food Pantry and The Shops at The Caring Place.  






These are just a few pictures of the newly remodeled space.  We have recently put up signs and are working on ironing out all the details while still seeing our neighbors needing assistance.

Food Drives Happen All Year Long

Keller Williams Food Drive



What do we need in December forthe Food Pantry?

While we receive an influx of requests to host Food Drives during the holidays, we'd like you to know we do collect food all year long!  Call David Earl at 512-943-0710 to find out how to host Food Drives.  You can also easily make monetary donations to our Food Pantry by simply clicking  HERE!



Thank you to the many churches, businesses and individuals who work hard during Hunger Free Holidays Food Drive to be sure our Food Pantry shelves are full!
Are you currently hosting a Food Drive to help us reach our goal of collecting 200,000 pounds? Don't forget to drop those filled barrels off to 2000 Railroad Avenue Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm or call to request a pick up by December 29th!  We'll share the results of our Hunger Free Holidays campaign in the January e-newsletter.
Holiday Assistance Programs in Numbers
Holiday Assistance with Coats for Kids and Holiday Meals requests were received November 13th through December 8th.  If requirements are met, The Caring Place is able to give participants gift cards to WalMart for children's coats and gift cards to HEB for groceries.  This year, The Caring Place gave 599 HEB gift cards for holiday meals and 1,195 WalMart gift cards for children's coats.


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Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are able to provide this additional benefit each year to our neighbors who need a little extra help during the holidays.  We hope you will join us in helping again in Fall of 2018. 

DIY with The Caring Place
If you have ever been in The Shops at The Caring Place on Railroad Avenue, you know we have one of the most extensive collections of coffee mugs around!  Need a last minute gift?  How about buying a mug at The Shops at The Caring Place, attaching this recipe, and maybe even including a small bag with the dry ingredients?  You have a simple and affordable gift!  A gift that even the kids can make and enjoy.


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.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 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.
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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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