October 1, 2019 | Volume 17 | Issue 10
October begins a wonderful season at The Caring Place. It's a time when we see our community coming together with the holiday spirit, and it's also a season of giving. Whether you are shopping, donating, volunteering or receiving services, we want you to know we appreciate you. We look forward to seeing you here as we live out our mission to provide for the basic needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way.
In Programs & Services: Jackets 4 Georgetown

September 23 - October 12:  Jacket, glove and hat donations can be made in the Donations drive through at The Caring Place located at 2000 Railroad Avenue, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

October 14 - October 25:  Families may visit The Caring Place Programs & Services department at 2001 Railroad Avenue to qualify for the program and to select jackets for children age 18 and under. Families must be income eligible. Programs & Services is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. On Thursdays, the office is open 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for employed individuals. If you have questions about eligibility please call The Caring Place at 512-943-0700.

In the Food Pantry: Hunger Free Holidays
Each year the months of October, November and December are filled with Food Drives by our community. This season, which we like to call "Hunger Free Holidays" is a time to come together as a community and fill the Food Pantry for your neighbors. We look forward to your many food and monetary donations at this time! If your organization would like to borrow a blue barrel for a Food Drive, please contact David at 512-943-0710. Our goal this year is to collect 300,000 pounds of food!

Thanks to Sun City Neighborhood 3 for kicking off Hunger Free Holidays with a bang. This neighborhood had a quick Food Drive and collected 239 pounds! Kathy Hartzler sent us this photo of just a few of the items collected! They focused on one of our most needed items - cereal!
On the Blog: Gratefulness
Do you love hearing about what we do? And do you love meeting the people we serve? You can find some of our impacts in stories on our blog.

This month, we invite you to meet Tim. Tim is full of gratefulness for The Caring Place and he made sure we knew it.

In the Stores: Tell a Friend about Shopping for Good this Season!
With the holidays upon us, now, more than ever, we want you to join us by shopping in our stores! We are ready for you to introduce your friends to this concept of "Shopping for Good!" And, don't forget to keep your eyes peeled in November for holiday events like our traditional "Sweets, Treats & Trees" event at both stores!

P.S. Sweets, Treats & Trees is scheduled for November 14th at The Shops at The Caring Place! Don't forget to follow us in Facebook to learn about surprise sales!

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
Open Mon-Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 
'til 7 p.m. on Thursdays
Second Helping
3700 Williams Dr.
Georgetown, TX 78628
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. 
Deep in the Heart of Caring
Last Chance!
Join us for a magical night of dinner, dancing and giving! Deep in the Heart of Caring is on October 5th at Schwertner Ranch Event Center. You can buy tickets until October 3rd and you can make donations until October 5th!

Watch our Deep in the Heart of Caring 2019 Promotional Video here:
We hope to see you there!
Board Meeting
Monday, October 28, 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.

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.

Thank you for your support!