December 2, 2022
Dear Neighbor,

Hunger Free Holidays and holiday giving are coming to an end this month. We want to thank you for the heart you have for this community. You make the holidays so special and always inspire us with your compassion for others. You are remarkable!

It's also a great month to finish up your holiday shopping. If you want to find unique items to give, decorate with or wear, our Thrift Stores might be the place for you! Our prices meet the needs of every budget and every purchase benefits The Caring Place's mission in our community. As someone who grew up in this town, I am so proud of the work we do here. We are only able to do it because of the support you give through donating, volunteering and shopping, so thank you for that!

Blessings for a wonderful holiday season,

Ann Lind
Retail Operations Director

P.S. If you need a last-minute gift, we sell gift cards in $20 increments!
Press Releases:
Media: Fundraising for the Food Pantry

Each year through the months of October, November and December, The Caring Place holds a fundraiser for the Food Pantry called Hunger Free Holidays. The Caring Place is asking the community to start their holiday giving with a gift to the Food...

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Media: New Portal for Online Assistance Requests

The Caring Place now offers an online portal for neighbors in crisis to begin the enrollment process for financial assistance. This new link offers neighbors the opportunity to confidentially fill out paperwork, upload documents and begin the...

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December Giving Update:
Hunger Free Holidays
Did you know in 2021 in the Food Pantry, we raised nearly $90,000 in the last 3 months of the year alone? We call that Campaign time "Hunger Free Holidays." This year in 2022, during the same campaign, we have just reached $34,000 so far. Can you help us get the rest of the way?

The money we raise during Hunger Free Holidays helps us fill our Food Pantry all year long. You can help us provide food to neighbors in need by making a monetary gift today.

We've had neighborhoods, schools, civic groups and businesses host monetary Food Drives this year and it's so inspiring! Pictured above is Sun City Neighborhood 13 representative Kerri Schroeder bringing in her neighborhood's annual donation.

If you are interested and want to borrow a Little Blue Barrel for your monetary Food Drive, learn more at or call Rita at 512-943-0702.

You can also give online or by check:

Give online at:

or mail your checks to:

The Caring Place
PO Box 1215
Georgetown, TX 78627
Giving: Treasures
Donate Your Stuff
The holiday season is the perfect time to make a little space by donating your gently used items. It's hard to believe your old stuff can support a mission as big as ours, but it does!

Visit our 2000 Railroad Avenue drive-through, Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learn more at:
Did you know our furniture pick-up area has expanded? Visit our website for more information or call 512-943-0711 to schedule the pick-up of your gently used furniture.
Giving: Time & Talents
This place is busy! From our Food Pantry to our Thrift Stores, things are bustling and we need more volunteers to get us through this busy season and into 2023. We have weekly opportunities to help you fill your time in a positive and enriching way.

Fill out an application at:
Giving: By Shopping
Thrift Shopping
Have you tried thrift shopping for gifts? Our prices alone keep customers coming back for decor, furniture, books, toys, crafts, and clothing, but our variety and unique finds have gift-giving potential.

Looking for holiday formals? You can only find a full array of clothing at our 2000 Railroad location, but Second Helping at 3700 Williams now offers specialty clothing and select formal attire.

You'll find wonderful fall and holiday decor at both locations. Come and be inspired!
Visit our eBay store where we sell collectibles, antiques, and high-end items from our donations. Your purchases support our work to help families in crisis, just like in our Thrift Stores.

You can designate us on Amazon as your charity of choice, and a percentage of your eligible purchases will be donated to The Caring Place at no cost to you. Signing up is easy and free! Just be sure to check out from the AmazonSmile website every time you make a purchase.

Did you know using AmazonSmile from the mobile app works a little bit differently? After you have the Amazon App, and after you have joined AmazonSmile and chosen The Caring Place as your nonprofit, you need to "turn on AmazonSmile." Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

Let's boost our AmazonSmile gifts this season. Be sure to get it set up on your phone AND bookmarked on your computer!

Randalls offers customers a way to direct their donation dollars to us! To get started, simply print the form on our website or from the Randalls website. Fill it out with our account number (13870) and give it to the courtesy booth at your local Randalls. Here in Georgetown, we have a Randalls at the corner of Williams Drive and Jim Hogg Road on the west side of town.

Take a Look at...
Our Services
Food Pantry: The Caring Place Food Pantry at 2000 Railroad Avenue is designed to offer supplemental food, one time a month. On average, a single household leaves the Pantry each month with 136 pounds of food valued at about $340. Food savings can help a household budget in a way that works for their family by saving on food costs.

Families in Jarrell, Bartlett and Granger can choose to utilize the Mobile Food Pantry instead on designated days.

Programs & Services: Our broader assistance offerings fall under this department at 2001 Railroad Avenue. Financial Assistance for those within our service area includes rent, mortgage, housing deposits, utilities, transportation and emergency dental and prescription assistance with verifiable proof of crisis. If individuals have a desire to make additional changes in order to improve their quality of living, Case Management Services are also available.

Learn more about assistance at
Fresh Food for Families Update
Dear Neighbors,

Beginning Monday, December 5, 2022, The Caring Place will only be serving "Fresh Food for Families" produce to neighbors with a Food Pantry card. This change is due to new requirements from the Central Texas Food Bank.

If you do not have a Food Pantry card, please visit Programs & Services at 2001 Railroad Avenue, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to enroll in Food Programs. See the chart below for eligibility guidelines.
The Fresh Food for Families program offers free produce in The Caring Place drive through at 2000 Railroad Avenue on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month between 9 and 10 a.m.

The service area for The Caring Place Food Programs includes Georgetown, Andice, Bartlett, Florence, Granger, Jarrell, Jonah, Schwertner, Walburg, Weir and the portion of Hutto that lies within GISD.

If you live outside of our service area, please visit and click on “Find Food Now” to locate resources in your area.

The Caring Place Food Pantry Team
Our Accomplishments
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Our partners and you, our wonderful supporters, allow us to carry out our mission to provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way. Thank you!
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