May 1, 2019 - Volume 17 Issue 5
You are invited to 2 upcoming events in our store: First, join us May 2 from Noon to 3 as we celebrate the grand re-opening of our Boutique.  Our expansion in this area has already been met with positive reviews, and we hope you will join us for shopping and one of our highly anticipated Jewelry Shows just in time for Mother's Day!  Want to read the press release about this event?  Find it here.

Next, we hope you join us in June for The Caring Place's 34th anniversary on June 7th and 8th!  As always, we are celebrating in our stores.  Both The Shops at The Caring Place and Second Helping will have surprise sales and drawings as we commemorate 34 years of caring in our community.  Help us continue the mission to provide for the basic human needs in our community by "Shopping for Good!"


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.

NOTE:  If you want to know more about what we do, both stores keep Annual Reports and other news items by the front door!  Also, don't forget to regularly read you Georgetown Community Impact Magazine for money saving coupons to our stores in the Impact Deals section.  



Saturday, May 11th is the National Association of Letter Carrier's Annual Food Drive.  Each year  Georgetown's letter carriers pick up non-perishables to be donated to The Caring Place.  We hope you'll join your letter carrier in the easiest Food Drive of the year.  Simply place non-perishable foods in a sturdy bag beside your mailbox by 9:00 a.m. on May 11th.  Your mail carrier will take care of the rest.  Find the press release on this event here.

Our Food Pantry Needs in May

These are a few of the Farmers Insurance volunteers that recently volunteered at our Fresh Food for Families event.  Want more information on group volunteering? 
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.

Last month, our organization adopted a new Mission Statement, Vision Statement and Values.  Did our mission change after almost 34 years?  No, the heart of our mission did not change, but some of the words did.  We'd like to take a moment to share our Mission, Vision and Values below.  







In the upcoming months, you will find us bringing these words into action throughout our organization in a variety of ways.  These new statements were adopted by our Board of Directors in order to simplify the explanation of what we do here as well as emphasize a culture of caring among ourselves and our community.  We hope you will join us as we illustrate this mission in everything we do and say at The C
aring Place.


More News & Events...




  • What about the upcoming community-wide Food Drive hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers?  Here's the Release!


  • With a Jewelry Show coming up, we thought it was a great time to introduce you to our Jewelry Team.  This group of volunteers has 42 years of volunteer experience between them, and now they have their own blog post, too.  Find it here.

  • Chat & Chew is THE event to attend if you want to know more about The Caring Place.  Over lunch, we will share with you our mission and purpose in the community, then we will take you on a tour.  Bring a friend as you get an insider's look at The Caring Place.  Next one?  Wednesday, May 15th.  Visit our calendar for more information on this event and information on how to RSVP.

  • For those individuals needing a fan for the summer, the Family Eldercare Fan drive is back.  Fan distribution at The Caring Place will begin June 3.  See the flyer to the left for details, or find a downloadable flyer in English and Spanish on our website here: www.caringplacetx.org/gethelp

  • Interested in a Quarterly Snapshot of what's happening at The Caring Place and how you can help?  You can even print it and share it!  Here it is:  TCP Quarterly Snapshot 2019 Q2
Here we have another great idea from a volunteer, Carole Jorgensen!  She has made both a quilt and a rug from ties!  What have you made lately from things at our stores?  Repurposing is IN!  Email ideas with photos to jnalley@caringplacetx.org to be featured in our DIY section!


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, May 20, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue
(Refreshments available at 3:00 p.m.)

The Caring Place Mission

To provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way.
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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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