July 1, 2018 - Volume 16 Issue 7
Deep in The Heart of Caring...
Sponsors Needed!

We are now accepting Sponsor Applications and 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 on Social Media!  
Call Rita for more information at 512-943-0702.

Chat & Chew:  Didn't know we were MORE than a store?  Or maybe you didn't know we were MORE than a Food Pantry?  Join us for our popular Chat & Chew event on Thursday, July 19th to explore all The Caring Place has to offer and the impact we make in our community.  Learn why we are THE place to donate, volunteer & shop!  And do it over lunch!  Email: rturner@caringplacetx.org

Click to read the blog post about how one mom makes a tradition out of thrift shopping with her teens.

Click to read the blog post about the amazing thing some of our customers do!

Click to read our Media Release about Family Eldercare's 28th Annual Summer Fan Drive and how The Caring Place is distributing this year.

We are closed Wednesday, July 4th! Enjoy the holiday and come visit us during business hours the rest of the week!

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.

July Inventory Sky Rockets!

During the summer we find that between vacations people are cleaning out their homes and donating wonderful items.  Sofas, art, lamps, tables, chairs are all coming in daily to the Donations drive through.  In fact we've broken some records this summer!  What does that mean for shoppers?  A great selection at both stores for dorms, apartments and new homes you might be moving in to this fall!

Really love clothes shopping and need some for school?  Don't worry, we have that covered too.  The Shops at The Caring Place has a great selection of casual clothes and you'll find our higher end pieces in the department we call "The Boutique."

* 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!

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

What do we need in July for the Food Pantry?
Want to volunteer for Fresh Food for Families that we host on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday morning of each month?  If your organization is interested in this opportunity call Rita at  512-943-0702.
For information on holding a food drive click here .  And, for information on giving a monetary donation to assist our neighbors, click here .

Thank you to volunteer Lorraine Uhrig for this holiday Do It Yourself idea.  Lorraine sees so many items come through our stores and knew she could create a fun decor item herself for cheaper than a retail store. This is what she came up with, and for under $7, we think she did great!

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, July 23, 2018
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, July 24, 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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