November 2, 2018 - Volume 16 Issue 11




THIS JUST IN!
  For a limited time you can order The Caring Place T-shirts.   FIVE styles to choose from!  Go visit our online store and purchase one of these limited edition shirts to show your support.  Our online store closes December 2nd at Midnight!  Shirts can be picked up locally after December 17th, just in time for Christmas!  And, a portion of the proceeds come back to The Caring Place!  Go purchase your shirt today from this link...


  Sweets, Treats & Trees is almost here, and we hope to find you there on Thursday evening, November 8th at 6:00 p.m at The Shops at The Caring Place.  This is the shopping event of the season that is sure to put you in a festive mood as you decorate for the holidays!  Live music, cookies, door prizes and every holiday decoration you can imagine will be there!  Don't forget, admission is a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation for our Food Pantry!  Read our Press Release for this event here...






Jennifer Tate, guest speaker at Deep in the Heart of Caring, shared her story at our annual fundraising event at Schwertner Ranch Event Center this year.  Stories like Jennifer's are the reason The Caring Place is here. We strive to improve the quality of life for every client and assist people in finding the support they need to gain confidence in finding self sufficiency again.  Read about Jennifer's story here through a copy of her presentation...







Our Coats for Kids program begins November 12th.  We are now accepting coats, mittens and hats for this program.  You may read the Press Release here... 





Our blog is a place where we tell stories and ideas.  This post will get you thinking about how you might improve on your Holiday Traditions by incorporating The Caring Place in gift-giving fun.  Read what this family is doing this year...



Need a gift idea for the person that has everything?  Need a gift that keeps on giving?  How about a donation in a friend or family member's name?  This holiday if you make a donation as a holiday gift we will send the recipient a special  holiday card from The Caring Place while supplies last.  Just head to www.caringplacetx.org/donate and select "Holiday Gift Tribute" and then include the recipient's name and address in the appropriate fields so we can properly wish them a wonderful holiday!



GIVING TUESDAY

Giving Tuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season.  Looking to give a financial gift this year?  We would be honored if you selected The Caring Place on November 28th.  Donate here.

Hunger-Free Holidays is in Full Swing!



The Caring Place is holding its annual "Hunger-Free Holidays" Food Drive.  With YOUR help, we hope to collect 225,000 pounds of food by the end of the year for our neighbors in need.  Here's how you can make that happen:
  • Donate non-perishables! Bring items to our Donation drive through at 2000 Railroad Avenue.  It's open behind the building, Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Organize a Food Drive!  Your business, church, club, friends or neighborhood can make a bigger impact than you think!  If you'd like to borrow one of our blue barrels for your event, call David Earl at 512-943-0710 or email him at dearl@caringplacetx.org.
  • Donate Money!  We get it, it's a busy time, but if you have a few dollars to spare, we can put it to good use!  $1 can buy 3.5 pounds of food!  Every dollar brings us closer to our goal. Here's how to make a monetary donation:
      • Donate Online and designate the Food Pantry at THIS LINK.
      • Bring cash or checks to The Caring Place at 2000 Railroad Avenue and tell reception it's for the Food Pantry.
      • Mail checks to:  
          • The Caring Place, 
          • P.O. Box 1215, Georgetown, TX  78627
          • Designate the Food Pantry on the memo line






Food Drives Build Community Spirit!


Are you going to take a great photo of your group's Food Drive this year?  Submit it to us to be featured on The Caring Place Social Media or our newsletter!  We'd love to give you a shout out!  Send photos to jnalley@caringplacetx.org.



For information on holding a food drive click here.  And, for information on giving a monetary donation to assist our neighbors, click here.





Want to host a Food Drive and collect the things the Food Pantry needs most?  To the right you'll find the most recent Food Pantry wish list!






Yes, You Can Buy Gifts at 
The Caring Place!

Yes, we are going to remind you once again that when you shop at The Shops at The Caring Place or Second Helping, you are "shopping for good!"  It's not just a regular thrift store.  

We are so serious about this, that not only are we regularly using the tagline "Shopping for Good," but we are also debuting gift tags this holiday season!  These complimentary gift tags can be slipped in a gift you purchase here to let the recipient know that the gift was purchased at a store that supports the mission of helping neighbors in our community.  Who doesn't love to add a bit more meaning to a gift?   These tags can be found at Second Helping and in the Holiday Room of Re-Finds and Boutique of The Shops at The Caring Place.







So, whether you are buying ornaments for a gift swap on Railroad Avenue or a unique gift item on Williams Drive, ask for that gift tag and continue "Shopping for Good!"

* Insider Shopping Tip :  Our stores feature 10% off merchandise every Tuesday!  

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





You already know about Sweets, Treats & Trees at The Caring Place, right?

       

What's Happening at Second Helping at 3700 Williams this holiday though?


Did you know you can buy The Caring Place's Gift Cards at BOTH of our stores?  They make the easiest gift you will ever give.  You can buy them in increments of $20 and even include one of our new custom gift tags so that recipients know that shopping at The Caring Place is "Shopping for Good!"


For a list of all the Do-It-Yourself projects we've shared at The Caring Place this year, visit us at www.caringplacetx.org/DIY.  Maybe the perfect DIY idea is going to propel your holidays gifts to the next level!





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
choice.  
    
Board Meeting
Monday, November 19, 2018
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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, 
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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