Another Month of Caring
January 3rd, 2018 - Volume 16 Issue 1
 
Hunger-Free Holidays Announcement!

Did we reach our goal?  

Yes we did!  Thanks to the many neighbors, organizations and businesses, 2017 was an amazing year for The Caring Place Food Pantry!  We exceeded our goal of collecting 200,000 pounds in the last 3 months of the year.  By the end of the year, David Earl, our Facilities and Food Pantry Director counted 208,377 pounds!  

Thank you for your support!  If you had a lot of fun collecting this season, don't forget hunger is a problem all year long.  We happily accept your donations 12 months a year.
What do we need in January for the Food Pantry?
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You can also easily make monetary donations to our Food Pantry by simply clicking 
Communication Changes Coming Your Way
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We want to be sure that every time we send you an email, you are excited to open it and learn all about what is happening at The Caring Place, so in 2018 we are trying something new.  You will receive ONE information-packed eNewsletter from us each month.  Occasionally when we have special events we may still send out a special edition like we have in the past, but in general our emails to you will reduce this year!  

What else will change?  You may have noticed we have become a lot more active on Social Media.  This is a cost effective way for us to reach further into the community.  If you are on Social Media we encourage to find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube!  

You'll find our stores, The Shops at The Caring Place and Second Helping on Yelp, Google Business and Bing Business.  Those are great places for you to go review our thrift shops, so we can keep happy customers like you coming through the doors!

If you don't participate much in the online world, don't worry, you will still find all the important things you need to know in THIS newsletter and on our website!
 
This is your chance to learn about the organization you hear about in Georgetown called The Caring Place.  The Caring Place is hosting a "Chat & Chew" event for the community at the end of January.  We will focus our chat on our programs, services, volunteers, our beautiful history, and our community impact. Lunch will be provided, so RSVP is required.

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
11:30am

RSVP to Rita Turner at rturner@caringplacetx.org or 512-943-0702.
The Good Neighbor Fund



Want to learn more or fill out a form to help?  Just head to our website here.
Have you heard of the Good Neighbor Fund?

Each month, families facing a serious crisis like a job loss or medical emergency seek help from The Caring Place. That support, including assistance with utility bill payments, can make a crucial difference when it seems as though there is no place to turn.

The Good Neighbor Fund, a program sponsored by Georgetown Utility Systems is easy to donate to, simply by adding $1, $2, or $5 each month to your own utility bill.  Those funds are then made available to The Caring Place to help clients pay utility bills in the City of Georgetown.
On the Blog...

Did you know we have a blog on our website?  It includes stories written by staff of people we help and our volunteers.  Sometimes we include ideas and tips, too.  We'd love for you to take a peek once in a while and learn more about what makes The Caring Place a special place.

December's blog entry is about a tiny rock and the many beautiful hearts it represents.  Find it here.
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Newsworthy at The Caring Place


What are the recent Press Releases from The Caring Place?  In December we announced the move of Programs & Services to 2001 Railroad Avenue.  In January we released information about a recent grant we received.

You can find The Caring Place news right here in the media section of our website.

DIY with The Caring Place
Trying to elevate the look of your home without spending a lot?  We have a simple idea that can add a level of sophistication.  Have you seen the beautiful goblets, glasses and vases among the finds in our shops?  How about adding a mismatched collection in your powder room to organize some of your toiletries?  Functional and elegant.


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
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Board Meeting
Monday, January 22, 2018
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.
Looking for past issues of our newsletters or annual reports? Please click here to access our archives.
    

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