The Caring Place wants to ensure that no family goes hungry or child is cold this holiday season. This year, as in the past, The Caring Place, through its Holiday Meal Assistance and Coats for Kids programs (collectively known as Holiday Assistance), is asking for help from the community to meet the needs of a growing population of families in financial crisis.
The Caring Place provides a $20 Coats for Kids Walmart card for a coat and an H-E-B Holiday Meal Assistance card for a holiday meal to qualifying families. “We want to help families in need have a joyous holiday by making sure that children are kept warm and that families have a good meal for the holidays,” says Ginna O’Connor, Executive Director. “Through our Holiday Assistance programs, families can make their own selection of the foods and children’s coats that meet their tastes and traditions.”
The community can help provide assistance by making monetary donations to The Caring Place. In 2014, The Caring Place provided 1,764 coats for kids. And they aided 3,072 people by providing H-E-B Holiday Meals. They anticipate an even greater need this year as the Georgetown area experiences unprecedented growth.
You can give online at www.caringplacetx.org or mail a check to The Caring Place. Please indicate “Coats for Kids or Holiday Meal Assistance” in the comment box online or on the memo line of your check. Or you can contact Rita Turner, Community Engagement Manager at 512-943-0702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Caring Place is a local, faith-based non-profit organization that addresses the basic human needs of people within its service area, and collaborates with community partners to improve the quality of life of every client.