September 1, 2020
Welcome to Fall Y'all
Join us for a display of 'all things fall' at Second Helping located at 3700 Williams Drive on September 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This fall reveal will have all the decor, vintage, quilts, linens, art, gifts and more to get you in the mood for a beautiful autumn season! We have introduced Shopping by Appointment at this location! Yes, one of your favorite seasonal events will adhere to social distancing making for a no-stress shopping trip! 

Fall Into Shopping for Good!

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

NEW 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
  • Both locations are closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th.
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 This important campaign is taking the place of The Caring Place's traditional fall fundraising events. If you normally give for Deep in the Heart of Caring or Hunger Free Holidays, please consider this campaign.
What if your single donation could do this?
Don't you love when giving inspires? That's what this whole Spirit of Caring campaign is about. This unique time has brought forth some wonderful stories of neighbors giving to help neighbors. Our very own City of Georgetown staff is no exception. City Manager, David Morgan shares why staff gave and how The Caring Place is important in our community. Thanks to the many in our City that not only gave, but work every day to keep our City moving. You are one of the many reason we love calling Georgetown home.
City of Georgetown City Manager, David Morgan
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 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:  

New Hours in the Drive Through Food Pantry!

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 event is September 21st. The Caring Pace is closed September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

Food Programs in the Bartlett Area:

  • September 9th (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. You will find those dates as they are made available at We are not accepting non-perishable items for the Food Pantry at this time.

  • The next scheduled Donation Days are September 14th and September 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.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
  • Medical Equipment (no electric scooters)
  • Walkers
  • Potty Chairs
  • Shower Chairs
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
Volunteer Giving
The Caring Place is known for having some of the best volunteers around. However, it still feels a little unreal when volunteers step up with truly magnificent gifts. Therese and her husband, Carlos, recently did that for us when they heard about damage done to an already old, but imperative piece of equipment. You can read information on that gift in the Press Release section of this newsletter, but here, we invite you to read our blog. This will give you an inside look at volunteering, Therese and the work she and hundreds of other volunteers have been part of for the past 35 years in our community, and how that leads to such a big gift. Oh, and let's not forget about how you can be part of that caring spirit.

Pictured is (left to right) David Earl, Food Programs Director, John Burton, Donations Manager and Therese and Carlos Verdonk-Vertruyen
Learn the Latest...
Need a Quick Guide to our Hours & Services?
Click on the image below to download a pdf flyer you can download, print & share! Thank you for being an ambassador for The Caring Place! Please note all locations are closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day. There will be no Fresh Food for Families event on that day.
Eating for Good!

Want a yummy way to support The Caring Place this month? There's a new place in town called Nothing Bundt Cakes! During their Grand Opening weekend the bakery is having a benefit day. On Friday, September 11th 20% of proceeds will be donated to The Caring Place. The store is located at 1003 W. University Ste.120 in Georgetown's Wolf Ranch Town Center. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on this special day!
Thank you for your support!