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I grew up in the 80s and 90s; a time of Espirit outlet shopping, Girbaud Jeans, Dooney & Bourke purses and Guess or Gap anything. I am sure a lot of you can relate to the middle school fashion struggle. To be honest I have no idea if the loyalty to a ‘brand of the moment’ is still the same as it was back then...
June marks the 33rd Anniversary of the local non-profit, The Caring Place. The organization’s mission is to provide basic human services to families in financial crisis in Georgetown and northern Williamson County. The community-based, community-supported organization is funded partially by two thrift stores, The Shops at The Caring Place and Second Helping. June 6-11 the stores will have a 33% Off Sale to thank the community for being part of the mission every day.
People come to our stores for so many reasons. We love all the reasons and all the customers. But, there is one customer we have that really gets us. Find out about why this customer is so surprising and what they do that is out of the norm.
On Saturday, May 12th, The National Association of Letter Carriers Local 181 branch participated in the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. The community was invited to leave non-perishables by their mailbox for the letter carriers to retrieve. All food from this campaign was donated to The Caring Place Food Pantry. David Earl, Food Programs and Facilities Director at The Caring Place, shared that the city-wide food drive collected 9,170 pounds of food on May 12th.
In response to the tremendous population growth rate of persons age sixty-five plus in Williamson County, The Caring Place has launched a new program to support aging in place for seniors. Aligned with The Caring Place’s current scope of work through basic needs assistance, the program will extend additional support through case management to neighbors age sixty-five and older who have needs impacting their quality of life...
The Caring Place in Georgetown, Texas and Goodwill Industries, invite the community to the 2nd Annual TCP-Goodwill Job Fair at The Caring Place Community Rooms at 2001 Railroad Ave., on Wednesday, May 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
On Saturday, May 12th the mail carriers serving zip codes 78626 and 78628 are picking up nonperishables at the mail boxes to benefit the local community as part of their annual Stamp Out Hunger Campaign.
Recently, The Caring Place hosted an intern from Southwestern University right here in Georgetown. Senior, Abby Wilson received credit for her internship here, but she shared with me some information that might make other young adults perk their ears up to the idea of volunteering...
On Thursday, May 3rd from Noon to 3pm, The Caring Place is hosting a Jewelry Show at 2001 Railroad Avenue in the Community Room. Also, the organization has updated the look of their gift cards. Customers will find the new cards in $20 increments at both stores beginning May 1st.
Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded The Caring Place its coveted 4-star rating for the fourth year in a row...
Do you love looking at facts and figures? When you support a non-profit, it’s often important to review the Annual Report which includes this information. We recently released ours and you may have seen it in the newspaper, in the mail, on our Facebook page, in our newsletter or on our website. Why do we share it?
The Caring Place first hosted “Chat & Chew” in January as a new way to show people what they are all about. That event proved to be a successful way to engage the community. Future dates of the lunch event are Wednesday, March 28th and Friday, May 18th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Caring Place located on 2000 Railroad Avenue.
At The Caring Place, things are always changing and evolving. At just under 500 volunteers and 30 staff, I find myself sometimes wondering how this place works the way it does. This is probably a question people often ponder from the outside looking in, too. So, let me start by talking about the heart of our organization...
The Caring Place is hosting their first “Chat & Chew” as a new way to show people what they are all about. The lunch event will be held at The Caring Place on Wednesday, January 31st from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 2000 Railroad Avenue. RSVP required.
A few local organizations got the help they needed to continue helping the community stay healthy and safe.
Central Texas’ St. David’s Foundation is announcing their recipients of more than $14.6 million grant gifted in December 2017, according to a press release. The grants were given to nonprofits and organizations in the Central Texas area that address health-related issues, and five of them were located in the Williamson County area...
It’s probably no surprise that our volunteers often have the best ideas on how to give even more by incorporating giving into their everyday lives and encouraging others to do so...
Each year The Caring Place sets a goal for the Hunger Free Holidays Food Drive campaign. This year that goal was to collect 200,000 pounds of food. Through an amazing community effort that goal was exceeded...
The Caring Place Food Pantry recently found some help from Central Texas Food Bank through the 2017 ReThink Hunger grant...
With the goal of making Central Texas the healthiest community in the world, St. David’s Foundation is announcing grants totaling over $14.6 million aimed at addressing a variety of health-related needs right here at home this holiday season.
Geology is not something we ponder much at The Caring Place, but when one special rock arrived on Ginna O'Connor's desk, we had to dive in just a bit.
The Caring Place, a local nonprofit organization providing assistance with basic human needs to families in crisis, will open the doors across the street at 2001Railroad Avenue for its Programs & Services Department. Earlier this year the organization...
Food Pantry Volunteer helps clients, experiments with unusual ingredients
You think you know a building after working in it for a year or two. Then you run into someone such as Marie Young, a 16-year volunteer, and you realize that you don’t know the place as well as you thought.
A quick witted man, Mark’s sense of humor belies the fact that less than a year ago, his financial situation found him hungry and nearly homeless.
Calvin spends two days a week at The Caring Place, sorting CDs and DVDs and testing the usability of luggage and electronic toys. His critical thinking, materials management and problem solving abilities, gained from his work as an engineer, make him a perfect fit. However, if you ask Calvin, it’s the opportunity to be around and learn from others that bring him the greatest joy.
If the live music and Circuit of The Americas don’t bring a person to Austin, the mild weather and nearby tourist stops will. That’s what brought Midwesterner Cindy Triggs and her husband of 39 years, to the Austin area, and eventually to Georgetown in 2014.
After several years of 1 year only extensions, the Congress finally made permanent the ability to transfer all or part of an individual’s required minimum distribution (RMD) from their IRA directly to a qualified charity.
The Caring Place is excited to announce plans to open an additional retail store on Williams Drive in northwest Georgetown.
If you saw Sean Jump, you’d think he didn’t have a care in the world. He smiles when he speaks and has a playful, happy voice.
The Caring Place, a local nonprofit organization providing assistance with basic human needs to families in crisis, recently conducted an analysis of its past and projected growth in services to clients and its thrift store, The Shops at the Caring Place.
H.D. strenuously maneuvered his wheelchair. Beth was at his side, clenching her walker with both hands.
The Caring Place receives the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, for the third year in a row.
Tillie Pope began volunteering at The Caring Place as a receptionist in Client Services three years ago. She loved meeting new people.
A heartfelt story from a volunteer
The Caring Place in Georgetown, Texas and its partner agencies, invite the community to learn about services available in The Caring Place Annex, 2001 Railroad Ave., on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Caring Place, in partnership with First United Methodist Church of Bartlett, has established an outreach office in Bartlett, Texas where it will provide services to people in financial crisis on the first Thursday of each month beginning September 1, 2016.
Voted “The Best Place to Volunteer and Give” in Georgetown for the past five years, The Caring Place has received Platinum level designation from Central Texas Food Bank.
For the first time in its 31 years of service to the community, The Caring Place will establish outreach offices in Florence, Granger and Jarrell on a 6-month pilot basis.
The Caring Place in Georgetown held a special event for its volunteers on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the City Lights Theater in Georgetown. The crowd of about 250 volunteers and their guests were treated to the new movie release: Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, snacks and an award presentation.
The Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Non-perishable food donations from the community benefit The Caring Place Food Pantry.
The Caring Place is holding its 26th Annual Soup Supper on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center in San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow Street to benefit Coats for Kids.
The Caring Place wants to ensure that no child is cold this winter. Through its Coats for Kids program and the help of the community, The Caring Place provides Coats for Kids Walmart cards to qualifying families with children.
The Caring Place wants to help make sure that no family in Georgetown and rural Williamson County goes hungry, especially during the Holidays.
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.
On the morning of September 21, 2015, a fire ripped through Indian Creek Apartments in Georgetown, completely burning Building 3. This left 18 families homeless. In response to this tragic fire, The Caring Place is providing emergency assistance to victims of the fire.