Amplify Austin is a 24-hour day of online giving in central Texas. The event fell on February 28th and ran for 24 hours to end on March 1st at 6pm. This year The Caring Place had a goal to raise $25,000 to benefit all programs and services at the organization, and ended up seeing $43,683 on the Amplify Austin leaderboard at the end of the night.
The Caring Place is excited to announce the overwhelming response to our annual “Hunger-Free Holidays” Food Drive. The organization collected 317,998 pounds of food during this campaign.
St. David's Foundation has once again honored The Caring Place by selecting the organization as a 2018 grant recipient for its Senior Independence Program. This article provides the full list of recipients.
This past spring, Second Helping, The Caring Place thrift store on 3700 Williams, celebrated its one year anniversary. With a successful year under its belt, the store has decided to go bigger this holiday and host “A Second Helping Christmas” and 12 Days of Christmas Sales! Friday, November 16th the store will debut all of its holiday finds at “A Second Helping Christmas” event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Read more for additional sales through the season...
“Sweets, Treats & Trees” is almost here. On Thursday, November 8th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. customers will enjoy The Shops at The Caring Place’s biggest shopping event of the year! The entire store will be transformed into a holiday wonderland and should leave you saying, “Shopping for Good never looked so jolly!”
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 will provide coats for children from November 12th-30th. The organization is now accepting coat donations to prepare for the program...
The Caring Place provides a 10-day supply of food to families in financial crisis through its Food Pantry. The Caring Place is preparing to launch its Hunger Free Holidays Food Drive on October 1, and it will end December 31. With the community’s help, the organization wishes to collect 225,000 pounds of food by the New Year.
On Thursday, September 6th from Noon to 3pm, The Caring Place is hosting a Fall Jewelry Show at 2001 Railroad Avenue in the Community Room.
Chat & Chew is a free event that will begin with an introduction from Executive Director, Ginna O’Connor. She says, “We hope that people that have never walked through our doors will use this opportunity to find out what we are all about. We work hard to show the heart of the organization through stories and media and most definitely word of mouth, but this is our opportunity to show you the inner workings of The Caring Place.”
Slip on your fancy cowboy and cowgirl duds and come on out to the Deep in the Heart of Caring on October 13, 2018 at Schwertner Ranch Event Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale on September 1st.
The Caring Place in Georgetown held a special event for its volunteers on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the City Lights Theater in Georgetown. The crowd of nearly 300 volunteers and their guests were treated to the new movie release: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Snacks and award presentation preceded the movie.
The Caring Place Food Pantry in Georgetown is asking for any kind of donations, especially personal hygiene donations like toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, or dishwashing liquid.
The Caring Place would like to put out a plea that due to high summer demand, the Food Pantry has a great need for nonperishables at this time...
The Caring Place is hosting “Chat & Chew” on Thursday, July 19th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 2000 Railroad Avenue. Chat & Chew is a free event that will begin with an introduction from Executive Director, Ginna O’Connor. She says, “We hope that people that have never walked through our doors will use this opportunity to find out what we are all about. We work hard to show the heart of the organization through stories and media and most definitely word of mouth, but this is our opportunity to show you the inner workings of The Caring Place.”
June marks Family Eldercare’s 28th Annual Summer Fan Drive. Family Eldercare provides fans to vulnerable seniors, adults with disabilities, at risk veterans and families who cannot afford to cool their homes across 14 Central Texas Counties. Each year, The Caring Place in Georgetown, Texas takes part in this initiative by being a distribution site for local neighbors in need.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
The Caring Place is excited to announce plans to open an additional retail store on Williams Drive in northwest Georgetown.
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.
The Caring Place receives the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, for the third year in a row.
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.