October 2, 2020
Welcome to The Caring Place!
Introducing Fall Styles in The Boutique
The Shops at The Caring Place Boutique is known for name brands in new to almost new condition! If you are looking to make a move in fashion come see what we've got. Insider tip: You can also find great styles on the main floor for less than half the price! Shop both areas for the best finds. And, don't forget accessories, jackets, purses, boots and a great coffee mug to make your cozy fall look complete! Find this store open to the public at 2000 Railroad Avenue, Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We Have TWO Thrift Stores

The Shops at The Caring Place at 2000 Railroad Avenue and Second Helping at 3700 Williams Drive are Open! 

CURRENT HOURS:  Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Additional Things to Know:

  • Public restrooms and dressing rooms are not available at this time.
  • Customers and Staff are required to wear masks.
  • Hand sanitizer is available and encouraged upon entry.
  • Practice social distancing and stay 6 feet apart.
  • Children 12 and under must stay with an adult at all times.
  • Second Helping at 3700 Williams Drive is open by appointment only. Make appointments at www.caringplacetx.org/shop.
How Can You Give This Fall?
The Spirit of Caring giving campaign is taking the place of The Caring Place's traditional seasonal fundraising events like Deep in the Heart of Caring, Hunger Free Holidays and Sweets, Treats and Trees. It will end in November and currently has raised just over $116,000 and has a goal of $150,000! Can you help us meet our goal? Want to know more about the campaign? Keep reading!
Are you worried about your neighbors in need and wondering how to help? We'd like to introduce you to our giving campaign! The Spirit of Caring campaign was launched with the help of Southwestern University and the Spirit Golf Association. We hope this generous gift of $100,000 from Southwestern University and the Cullen Trust for Higher Education will inspire giving in our community. Help us reach our $150,000 goal for neighbors in need by donating at caringplacetx.org/spiritofcaring. You can also send checks for this campaign to: P.O. Box 1215, Georgetown, Texas, 78627. Please write "Spirit of Caring" in the memo line.
Meet Carlos
When you give, do you know who you are helping? People like Carlos. Carlos brings his family to The Caring Place drive through to get help with food. His family greatly appreciates this assistance and he recorded a special thank you message just for you.
What if your single donation could do this?
What you Need to Know About Our Services to Those in Need...
Our format and hours have been modified due to COVID-19 and will stay updated at caringplacetx.org/covid19. We will scale up as resources and safety allow. Here are the details the community needs to know before arriving at The Caring Place for services or food:
Programs & Services via Telephone:

  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • ServicesFinancial Assistance includes help with rent, mortgage, utilities, transportation, emergency dental and prescription assistance is available. All financial assistance will be handled remotely. Non-financial assistance (i.e. clothing, appliances, housewares, etc.) is not available at this time. Please call 512-943-0709 and leave a message regarding your need and someone will contact you within 48 business hours with the next steps. Please do not arrive at The Caring Place office unless instructed by staff. Programs & Services staff will direct you via phone or email if you need to print documents to return to our office at 2001 Railroad Avenue.
Food Programs:  

Fresh Food for Families and the Drive Through Food Pantry are open to all neighbors in need or impacted by COVID-19. The Caring Place practices social distancing, and you will not need to exit your vehicle during food distribution. You do not need to bring any documentation to receive food. You will only answer a few simple questions from your car. Have questions about Food Programs? Please call our main line at 512-943-0700.
Drive Through Food Pantry
On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. join us in the 2000 Railroad drive through to receive shelf stable food items and occasional fresh items.
Fresh Food for Families
On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month The Caring Place offers "Fresh Food for Families" in the 2000 Railroad Drive through. The fast-paced event runs 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The next events are October 5th and 19th.

Food Programs in the Bartlett Area:

  • October 14th (2nd Wednesday of the month) 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 645 West Clark St. in Bartlett.
How Can You Donate Items?

The Caring Place Donations department is open on scheduled days to accept donations from the public. We are not accepting non-perishable items for the Food Pantry at this time.

  • The scheduled Donation Days for approved items in October are October 12th and 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • There is also a Pop Up Furniture Donation Day on October 7th from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, The Caring Place is operating without many of its volunteers and utilizing various safety precautions. For this reason, here are the details the community needs to know when coming to The Caring Place to make item donations:

  • Bring approved items in a box or bag
  • Our staff will unload your vehicle
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • No scheduled pick-ups at this time

At this time, The Caring Place is temporarily reducing the types of items it can take because of the time and labor needed to properly process them. This list will be updated as needed and can be found on this page.
This is the list of items currently accepted in our Donations drive through:
  • Adult/Children's Clothing
  • Shoes & Accessories
  • Books
  • Crafts, Fabrics, Holiday
  • Paper Goods & Office Supplies
  • Toys, Games, Puzzles (no large toys or plush toys)
  • Sheets, Towels & All Linens
  • Cookware, Pots & Pans
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Antiques & Collectibles 
  • Housewares & Interior Decor (no lamps, wall art, rugs, furniture or frames)
  • Small Appliances
  • Stereos
  • Medical Equipment (no electric scooters)
  • Walkers
  • Potty Chairs
  • Shower Chairs

Thank you for your patience and loyalty as we make changes that help us continue to provide in our community and keep our stores operating.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Did you know one of our most asked questions is about why we aren't open more to accept donations? Or, why our stores aren't open more? Well, that's a long answer, so we created an FAQ document. You can read it in our Blog.

Breaking News & Meaningful Stories
The Mission Continues
Last year, The Caring Place adopted a new mission statement. It wasn't different than what we were already doing, but more reflective. That mission statement is “to provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way.” Next, we pondered new ways to act out this statement in the everyday life of our organization, so that there was no question it was an inherent part of our culture....

One unclear aspect of this mission-based culture implementation was, how would it hold up during a pandemic? That’s not something you normally plan, and we didn’t plan for that. So, how do we live out this Mission during a pandemic?

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