July 7, 2020
What does July bring?
What you Need to Know About Our Services to Those in Need...
Our format and hours are customized to fit our needs at this time. Here are the details the community needs to know before arriving at The Caring Place for services, shopping or food:
Programs & Services via Telephone:

  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • ServicesFinancial Assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities, transportation, emergency dental and prescription assistance is available. All financial assistance will be handled remotely. Non-financial assistance (i.e. clothing, appliances, housewares, etc.) is not available at this time. Please call 512-943-0709 and leave a message regarding your need and someone will contact you within 48 business hours with the next steps. Please do not arrive at The Caring Place office unless instructed by staff. Programs & Services staff will direct you via phone or email if you need to print documents to return at our office at 2001 Railroad Avenue.
Food Programs:    

Current food programs are open to all neighbors in need or impacted by COVID-19. The Caring Place practices social distancing, and you will not need to exit your vehicle during food distribution. You do not need to bring anything to receive food. You will answer a few simple questions from your car. Have questions about Food Programs? Please call our main line at 512-943-0700.
Drive Through Food Pantry
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. join us in the 2000 Railroad drive through to receive shelf stable food items and occasional fresh items.
Fresh Food for Families
On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month The Caring Place offers "Fresh Food for Families" in the 2000 Railroad Drive through. The fast-paced event runs 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The next event is July 20th.

Food Programs in the Bartlett Area:

  • July 8th (2nd Wednesday of the month) 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 645 West Clark St. in Bartlett.
What About Shopping?

The Shops at The Caring Place at 2000 Railroad Avenue is now open with reduced hours and other changes: 

Hours:   Monday - Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Additional Things to Know:

  • Public restrooms and dressing rooms are not available at this time.
  • Customers and Staff are required to wear masks.
  • Hand sanitizer is available and encouraged upon entry.
  • Practice social distancing and stay 6 feet apart.
  • Children 12 and under must stay with an adult at all times.
  • Second Helping at 3700 Williams Drive is not open yet, but looks forward to opening up reserved shopping times to the public later in the month. Look for that announcement on Facebook with further directions on our website.
GISD Empty Bowls Project Showcased at
The Shops at The Caring Place
Members of the Georgetown ISD community donated their one of a kind “Empty Bowls Project” bowls to The Caring Place to raise money for The Caring Place Food Pantry. Bowls will be revealed on Thursday, July 16th in The Shops at The Caring Place at 2000 Railroad Avenue. The Store is open Monday-Friday, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM. 

How Can You Donate Items?

The Caring Place Donations department will be open on scheduled days to accept donations from the public in a new format. You will find those dates as they are made available at www.caringplacetx.org/covid19

  • The next scheduled Donation Days are July 13th and July 27th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, The Caring Place is still operating without its many volunteers and utilizing various safety precautions. For this reason, here are the details the community needs to know when coming to The Caring Place to make item donations:

  • New procedures should be reviewed on our website before visiting The Caring Place to donate items. Updates are expected. www.caringplacetx.org/covid19

At this time, The Caring Place is temporarily reducing the types of items it can take because of the time and labor needed to properly process them. This list will be updated as needed and can be found at www.caringplacetx.org/covid19 .

This is the list of items currently accepted as the reopening of Donations is initiated:
  • Adult/Children's Clothing
  • Shoes & Accessories
  • Books
  • Toys (no games, puzzles, large toys or plush toys)
  • Sheets, Towels
  • Cookware, Pots & Pans
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Antiques & Collectibles 
  • Housewares & Interior Decor (no lamps, wall art, rugs, furniture or frames)
  • Medical Equipment (no electric scooters)
  • Walkers
  • Potty Chairs
  • Shower Chairs
Learn the Latest...
Right now, the best place to get the latest is www.caringplacetx.org/covid19 , but don't forget we also keep a collection of blog stories and press releases on our website which are also great ways to learn about what's going on at The Caring Place.

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