How to Help The Caring Place
The Caring Place has been a valued community resource for a quarter of a century, helping families in need in the community. There are many ways the community can help The Caring Place so we can keep giving to our neighbors in need:
If you know of a family needing the programs and services of The Caring Place, please refer them to us.
Make a financial contribution, 100% of which will be used to help families. We apply your donation to our most immediate need, or you may specify your preference: (Food Pantry, Holiday Feeding Program, Coats for Kids, Client Service Assistance (rent, utilities, medical expenses, and prescriptions), or other special project.
The Caring Place provided 803,204 pounds of food through our four feeding programs in 2014. Utilizing the conversion formula provided by the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin of 1.2 pounds of food equaling one meal, The Caring Place provided 669,337 meals to area families in 2014.
Volunteer with The Caring Place like 452 of your neighbors did last year, providing over 49,850 hours of service to the community – the equivalent of 29 full-time staff members.
You may drop off your gently used and unwanted items Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. These items are turned into cash which covers our operating costs and supports families in need.
Revenue from the sale of donated merchandise in Fabulous Finds, our thrift store, pays for all of our annual cost of operations. This ensures 100% of any financial donation goes directly to families in need.