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When it comes to the services offered at The Caring Place people may think, “I will never need that.”  “I won’t ever have a problem paying my electric bill because my husband and I both worked for years and saved.”  “My spouse has a good paying professional job, so I won’t ever need a Food Pantry to make ends meet.”  “I was a teacher and have a pension. The Caring Place is for other people.”  These are probably common thoughts until a crisis hits close to home.  Neighbors who utilize The Caring Place have a variety of reasons and life circumstances for doing so.  In fact, Cindy Newman could have easily said the statements above.

The Caring Place recently was awarded a $24,000 grant by Seeds of Strength to further develop our Senior Independence Program.  Our Program Manager, Kathleen Hopkins, shared a little about the program on the organization’s grant voting night. One of her program participants shared a personal story as well.  Since this program is so new and the stories that come out of it are so impactful, we wanted to share that presentation with everyone.  Find below Kathleen’s unabridged presentation to the group. 

In the very back corner you may hear a couple ladies talking or laughing or maybe the smell of popcorn and sometimes the smell of jewelry polish. That final smell gives it away. This is the jewelry team.

In the month of February, I had the good fortune to meet with two different groups.  They had a lot in common despite first appearances.  I’d love to tell you about them.

When Hochheim Prairie Farm Mutual Insurance Association heard about our upcoming Amplify Austin campaign, they came to us with a generous donation and requested that it be donated during this special campaign.  Why did they choose to donate during Amplify Austin? 

82 years old today.  That’s Mable.  She proudly tells people it is her birthday now, but that isn’t how it has always been.  She fondly told me a story about how she was a housekeeper for a doctor’s family for 40 years and the little girls in the family would beg to know her age. And, she’d tease them, but never tell...

Occasionally, I see on my Facebook newsfeed about a community member wanting to donate something to an organization or person “that can really use it.”  They say, “I don’t want to just donate it to a place where they sell it.”  When they say that, I assume they must mean they want to see it directly go into the hands of someone in need.  I can understand that sentiment.  It warms your heart to place an item you no longer need straight in the hands of someone in need...

Recent studies have shown how volunteering with people or a cause you care about can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues. Here's how.

Here in Georgetown, we take note of the economy at a local level.  The continued growth in Georgetown is incredible. We are attracting new businesses, more people are moving here, tourism is up.  Have you ever considered how The Caring Place affects our local economy?  The impact might be bigger than you think.

During November, two big hashtags that will make the rounds in your social media feed are #ShopSmall & #GivingTuesday. We want to take this opportunity to introduce you to them both! So, here's your tutorial and how it applies to us!

One of the great things about the holidays is the traditions we continue or begin.  Traditions give us identity. They strengthen a bond within a family. They create structure, stability, and a sense of familiarity.  Traditions create memories and help us remember each other and the moments we share together. My extended family started a new tradition several years ago that I thought I’d share because it might be interesting for your family too...

Good evening, ladies and gentleman.  It is a privilege and an honor to be here with you tonight.  My name is Jennifer Tate.  For the last year I have been a client of The Caring Place.  Tonight, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself, what brought me to The Caring Place, and how a relationship with The Caring Place has changed my life for the better...

Leaders are often where we look in hard times felt by the masses.  I remember September 11th, 2001 with clarity, like most Americans alive at the time probably do.  Certainly, this is an example of a hard time.  A hurtful event in which we all struggled with the ‘why’ and the ‘how could you’ of the situation.  A nation mourned together and vowed to never forget...

We all know it's true; teachers are some of the most creative and dedicated workers around.  They've followed a career path that gives them a day filled with surprises, challenges, blessings and children, lots and lots of children!  One of our own volunteers here at The Caring Place, Kim Denning-Knapp, is a high school teacher in Round Rock ISD...

Empowerment is a big word and well, it should be. It is the cornerstone of case management or ‘service partnerships,’ as we like to say here at The Caring Place. We partner with our neighbors when their basic needs are not being met over time, impacting their quality of life. The partnership is rich in engaged sharing, learning, testing new resources, planning for future needs, collaborating with local service providers and advocating for oneself and others. Here at The Caring Place we introduced a new service partnership in April for folks sixty five and older. We call it SIP – Senior Independence Program. Pour yourself up a cup of coffee or a cold sweet lemonade and take a listen to a story about how one neighbor was empowered through a service partnership...

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