September 1, 2019 - Volume 17 Issue 9
Mark those calendars for Fall Y'all on September 21st, the greatest Autumn shopping event around!  Second Helping will be transformed overnight to become what we call "Fall Y'all!"  See you there!


We have two thrift shops open to the public to help you begin "Shopping for Good":

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.
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.  
    

Eating for Good continues this fall for one more huge giving day!  Join us on Tuesday, September 3rd at Fish City Grill in Wolf Ranch Shopping Center for a meal and 15% of your purchase will be donated to The Caring Place! 

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for Deep in the Heart of Caring.  Join us October 5th for our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Dinner & dancing, live & silent auctions and a live cattle round up are waiting for you at Schwertner Ranch Event Center.  Who's our featured artist this year?  Country Music Award Winner, Rick Trevino! Buy tickets today at www.caringplacetx.org/deepintheheart.


  • Do you already have plans on October 5th and can't attend Deep in the Heart of Caring?  It's ok, we want to tell you how you can help The Caring Place without attending Deep in the Heart of Caring.  This year we are including a special campaign called, "Be the Light of Caring" and you can donate until October 5th.  Why do we need the "Be the Light of Caring" campaign?  In 2018, The Caring Place contributed $168,093 to help neighbors with utility bills.  This year we hope the Deep in the Heart of Caring event will allow us to cover most of that cost.  Contributions to this special "Be the Light of Caring" campaign will be combined with our Deep in the Heart fundraising efforts to help us reach our goal.  We are already 45% there!  To learn more, view our fundraising thermometer or to find the donate link, visit us at www.caringplacetx.org/deepintheheart.
 
If you'd like to download this flyer so you can share information about the Jackets 4 Georgetown program or encourage coat drives, please visit our seasonal flyer section at www.caringplacetx.org/gethelp.  You will find the flyer in both English and Spanish.
Our Food Pantry Needs in September


Did you know we have local gardening clubs that regularly donate extra produce to the Food Pantry?  We love the opportunity to provide local produce to our neighbors.



Fresh Food for Families and Labor Day Closure:  The Fresh Food for Families Program is held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the drive through at 2000 Railroad Avenue.  With no eligibility requirements, and loads of free fresh produce, we hope you utilize this event to promote a healthy diet!  Please note, the Fresh Food events in September are September 16th and September 30th.  All locations of The Caring Place are closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

For information on holding a food drive click here.  And, for information on giving a monetary donation to assist our neighbors, click here.
Board Meeting
Monday, September 23, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Programs & Services
2001 Railroad Avenue

Membership Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 29, 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 our neighbors in need.




 


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