The Mission of The Caring Place is to provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way.
Recently, we interviewed Board Member Dayne and his wife Pam Carlson about why they give. They’ve always been generous, but during Amplify they participated in our Board Match. Dayne shared with us that he grew up in the Methodist church and he remembered something John Wesley said about giving, "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” Dayne said that quote stuck with him through his life and is one of the many reasons he and Pam give today.
...As I continued walking, I realized I couldn’t see the sidewalk. I was weaving over the area where I thought it might be. There was no beginning or end in sight. By day 8 of this wintry mess, that was how I was feeling about our Texas winter weather. Will it have an end? ...Having temporarily gone without electricity and water over the last week has made me realize how important and basic those things truly are.
The Caring Place's locations are closed through Saturday, February 20th. All scheduled programming is canceled. Staff and volunteers will not report to The Caring Place or its Thrift Stores.
This latest announcement comes with the extension of the GISD closure notification this week. On Saturday, staff hopes to evaluate the status of our facilities and supplies, as well as the power situation. We look forward to serving all of our neighbors next week.
Find bill assistance instructions at: caringplacetx.org/covid19
Food Programs at: caringplacetx.org/getfood
Item Donation hours at: caringplacetx.org/donatemystuff
Store info at: caringplacetx.org/shop
Please note COVID19 has changed many programs and hours and you will want to check our website or Facebook page before arriving.