December 1, 2018 - Volume 16 Issue 12

  This is your LAST CHANCE to order The Caring Place T-shirts.   FIVE styles to choose from!  Go visit our online store and purchase one of these limited edition shirts to show your support.  Our online store closes December 2nd at Midnight!  Shirts can be picked up locally after December 17th, just in time for Christmas!  And, a portion of the proceeds come back to The Caring Place!  Go purchase your shirt today from this link...

The Gift Giving Edition!

December is here and time is running out as you select meaningful gifts for family and friends. If you'd like a few more ideas, be sure to check out our

Thank you to the Riverbend neighborhood for once again assisting Georgetown Title and many amazing realtors with their Food Drive!  They collected over 1,000 pounds of food for The Caring Place Food Pantry.

And, a warm thank you also goes to the Sun City N13 neighborhood.  People like you, taking action, make all the difference in The Caring Place Food Pantry.

A big thank you to those of you who participated in Giving Tuesday this year!  With your help we were able to raise $2,240 on this one day of giving!  This day is a wonderful kick off to the giving season and always reminds us how generous our community is.

Hunger-Free Holidays Needs You!

The Caring Place is in the middle of the "Hunger-Free Holidays" Food Drive.  With YOUR help, we hope to collect 225,000 pounds of food by the end of the year for our neighbors in need.  Here's how you can make that happen:
  • Donate non-perishables! Bring items to our Donation drive through at 2000 Railroad Avenue.  It's open behind the building, Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Organize a Food Drive!  Your business, church, club, friends or neighborhood can make a bigger impact than you think!  If you'd like to borrow one of our blue barrels for your event, call David Earl at 512-943-0710 or email him at
  • Donate Money!  If you have a few dollars to spare, we can put it to good use!  $1 can buy 3.5 pounds of food!  Every dollar brings us closer to our goal. Here's how to make a monetary donation:
      • Donate Online and designate the Food Pantry at THIS LINK.  Any amount helps.
      • Bring cash or checks to The Caring Place at 2000 Railroad Avenue and tell reception it's for the Food Pantry.
      • Mail checks to:  
          • The Caring Place, 
          • P.O. Box 1215, Georgetown, TX  78627
          • Designate the Food Pantry on the memo line
Our Food Pantry Needs in December

Does this list look really different to you this month?  You normally see a whole list of things, right?  Yes, we still need the whole list of regular things like baking mixes, hygiene items, juices, and soups.  But guess what we need the most?  You guessed it!  CEREAL!

Food Drives Boost 
Events & Community!

We are thrilled to share that two businesses in Georgetown have upcoming holiday events for you to participate in and all it costs you is non-perishable donations!  What a fantastic idea!  These events will be a huge help to our Food Pantry.  Go watch a holiday movie one weekend at City Lights and have Breakfast with Santa the next weekend at George's on the Town!

Holiday Movie Time...

And, don't forget Santa...

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

Jewelry from The Caring Place Makes a Great Gift!

*Insider Shopping Tip:  Our stores feature 10% off merchandise every Tuesday!  
We are excited to announce the next Jewelry Show is December 6th, from Noon-6:00 p.m. in The Shops at The Caring Place at 2000 Railroad Avenue!  For this show we are offering extended shopping hours and you'll also find us restocking our holiday merchandise in the store!  Please drop by and do some "Shopping for Good!" 

Also, request a gift tag (as shown below) to let your gift recipients know that your gift helped neighbors in need.

12 Days of Christmas Sales Still Going on at Second Helping!
(You'll want to post these dates somewhere!)
And one more thing at Second Helping:

With the amount of supplies you can find at The Shops at The Caring Place, we are a Do-It-Yourselfer's paradise.  You can find yarn, fabric, beads, buttons, ribbon, containers and other crafting goods in our store to make a variety of homemade items.

For a list of all the Do-It-Yourself projects we've shared at The Caring Place this year, visit us at 

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, December 17, 2018
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 29, 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.

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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