March 9, 2019 - Volume 17 Issue 3

THANK YOU!



Because of YOU, The Caring Place exceeded our Amplify Austin goal of $25,000!  At the end of the day, you helped us raise $43,683 for all programs here at The Caring Place!  This is amazing! Later this spring we expect that number to increase when the bonus funds from St. David's Foundation are added.  We are incredibly grateful for our community's contributions during this campaign.  It felt good knowing you support the mission here and you took action when we told you your funds would be "amplified."  Amplify Austin day truly is a wonderful time to give, and we can't thank you enough for your part!  To read our internal information release on this event, please view our media page...
The Giving that Sparked a Blog Post

The things that go on under our noses in this community are pretty amazing.  Montessori schools, Chiropractor's offices, apartment complexes, quilt stores, gyms and more have all been caught on social media in the last couple of months hosting food drives.  We usually give them a shout out or a share in the world of Facebook or Instagram.  These businesses remind us how generous this community is on any given day.  However, these two groups, pictured below, invited us to meet them in February and they had a giving story to tell.  What do these kids from Pickett Elementary and these active adults from the 100 block of Scissortail in Sun City have in common?  Read our latest blog post to find out...



 

Curious about what we do here at The Caring Place and don't know how to go about asking? Let us share what drives the heart of the organization at "Chat & Chew." Our Community Engagement Manager will walk you through the basics of The Caring Place including who we help, what programs we offer, our beautiful history, how we are funded and the impact we make in Georgetown and northern Williamson County. And, you can do all of this over lunch!  The March 27th meeting will be located in the upstairs Board Room at 2000 Railroad Avenue.

To RSVP, call Rita Turner at 512-943-0702 or email her a rturner@caringplacetx.org . As lunch is included with this event and space is limited, you must RSVP with Rita to participate in The Caring Place Chat & Chew event. We look forward to meeting you!

Fresh Food for Families  is the 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of each month at 9 a.m. With no eligibility requirements, this is a fantastic ways for neighbors to add healthy foods to their diets while also stretching their budget.  This is event is for EVERYONE in ANY service area!  Simply drive in our south entrance and go through the donations drive through to pick up fresh vegetables from the Central Texas Food Bank.  You can also walk or bike and use our walk-up on the north side of the building. Please make sure your neighbors know about this food opportunity!

Looking for group volunteer opportunities?  Shifts begin at 7:30 a.m. and must be coordinated with Rita Turner at 512-943-0702 or rturner@caringplacetx.org.


Save the Date: Our signature fundraising event, Deep in the Heart of Caring, is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th.  If you are an individual, business or organization looking to sponsor The Caring Place at an event, find our sponsorship packet here...
Spring Break brings a Price Break in March at The Shops at The Caring Place and Second Helping!



Our Boutique at The Shops at The Caring Place is a great place for a spring shopping spree!
It's a  Spring Break Price Break Sale in both stores!  Join us March 11-16 for some special spring savings every day.

Second Helping specials can be found listed above and The Shops at The Caring Place will feature 50% off on lamps, wall art and frames all week!

Don't forget, when you shop in our thrift stores, you are "Shopping for Good."  Every purchase supports The Caring Place mission to help neighbors in need.

We have two thrift shops open to the public:

The Shops at The Caring Place
2000 Railroad Ave.
Georgetown, TX  78626
512-943-0700
Open Mon-Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 
'til 7 p.m. on Thursdays
Second Helping
3700 Williams Dr.
Georgetown, TX  78628
512-987-2998
Open Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.




Our Food Pantry Needs in March




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


In January of 2019, we broke a record.  We saw more visits to our Food Pantry than ever before.  At 2,898 visits  in January alone, The Caring Place was busy.  We'd like to invite you to look further at our community impact by viewing 2018's full Annual Report.  You can find this, along with our other financial information, on our website...
Where You Shop Matters...
When our shops don't have what you need, try our eBay store, or make your purchases using Amazon Smile, just select The Caring Place!
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, March 25, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, April 23, 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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