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The Caring Place (TCP) is hosting its second Textile Sale on Thursday, April 11th through Saturday, April 13th, inside The Shops at The Caring Place located at 2000 Railroad Avenue in Georgetown, Texas.

The Caring Place (TCP) Hunger Free Holidays Food Drives are finishing the year at The Caring Place with a new item request and a financial gift request. The Hunger Free Holiday campaign, intending to fill the Food Pantry with the things it needs most, is asking the community to donate specific items each month through December. The December request for the Food Pantry is for hygiene items. This includes items like toilet paper, deodorant, body wash, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, feminine products and more. The Caring Place Food Pantry has seen double the Pantry visits since last year and is working hard to address that need.  Financial gifts allow the organization to purchase the items it needs when it needs them and can be made at caringplacetx.org/donate. Due to space restrictions, this is highly recommended as an impactful way to help our neighbors.

The November request for the Food Pantry is for Cereal. This also includes other breakfast items like oatmeal, grits and mixes like pancake or muffin mix.

The October request for the Food Pantry is for hygiene items. This includes things like toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toilet paper, feminine products and other hygiene items.

The Caring Place brings back Hunger Free Holidays Food Drives with a twist in 2023.

The Caring Place (TCP) is temporarily expanding its voucher program this fall in order to increase the clothing and shoes budget for children in TCP’s northern Williamson County service area.  In addition to already-in-place voucher programs at TCP, qualifying children 18 and under can obtain a $15 voucher per child for clothing and shoes only. Enrollment begins at The Caring Place’s Programs & Services offices at 2001 Railroad Avenue, August 7th-18th, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m - 4 p.m. These special vouchers must be used at The Shops at The Caring Place on or before September 16th, 2023. Shop hours are Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Caring Place announces its first evening “Chat & Chew.” This educational presentation and tour is free to the public on Tuesday, July 18th at 6 p.m. at The Caring Place’s 2001 Railroad location in Georgetown.  RSVP is required.

Quality Texas Foundation Regional Program (QTFRP) recognizes The Caring Place at the Pioneer Level on its journey toward organizational excellence during the 30th Annual Quality Texas Foundation Awards Recognition Conference in June.

The Caring Place is overjoyed to announce that June marks its 38th year serving in the northern Williamson County community. A celebration is on the horizon to thank the community for its continued support. The Caring Place retail stores are offering a 38% discount from June 24th, and June 26th through June 30th in both of its thrift stores as well as creating educational opportunities in the main store each day.

The Caring Place announces expanded hours for its Donations drive through at 2000 Railroad Avenue, which now has the same operating hours as the attached thrift store, Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Find quilts, antique crochet, lace, fabric, upholstery, quilting fabric, notions and more at this one-of-a-kind textile event. All of this in our 2001 Railroad Avenue Community Room, across from The Caring Place thrift store. April 13-15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Caring Place now accepts food and other pantry donations from the public. Non-perishable food, diapers and hygiene products are accepted during item donation hours in the 2000 Railroad Avenue drive-through Monday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Food Pantry can also receive these items during their operating hours in a reserved parking space specifically marked for taking Pantry donations. 

Fresh Food for Families, a program of the Central Texas Food Bank, offers free produce in The Caring Place drive through at 2000 Railroad Avenue on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month between 9 and 10 a.m. Due to enrollment updates at the Central Texas Food Bank, all participants will need to present The Caring Place’s Food Pantry card to receive food through this program.

In Year 2 of Operation, The Anna+Anton Olson Legacy Fund Increases Both Total Dollars Distributed as well as the Number of Recipient Organizations...

Each year through the months of October, November and December, The Caring Place holds a fundraiser for the Food Pantry called Hunger Free Holidays. The Caring Place is asking the community to start their holiday giving with a gift to the Food Pantry. Gifts can be made with a credit card at caringplacetx.org/donate and checks may be mailed to “The Caring Place, PO Box 1215, Georgetown, TX 78627” with a note on the memo line designating the Food Pantry.

The Caring Place now offers an online portal for neighbors in crisis to begin the enrollment process for financial assistance.

Candid, formerly known as Guidestar, has awarded The Caring Place with the Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2022.

Effective September 6, Donation hours at The Caring Place are Mon-Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. This marks the return of afternoon hours after a temporary adjustment due to extreme heat this summer. All locations of The Caring Place are closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.

Effective immediately, Donation hours at The Caring Place are Mon - Sat, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. This temporary change at our 2000 Railroad Avenue drive-through is due to this summer's extreme temperatures. 

Enjoy 40% off Wednesday, June 29th and Thursday, June 30th at both of our thrift store locations from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm. The Shops at The Caring Place is at 2000 Railroad Avenue in Georgetown. Second Helping is open at 3700 Williams Drive.

Please note that our stores will be closed Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd for inventory.  The Donations drive-through will remain open on those days from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. All locations are closed Monday, July 4th for the holiday.  See you at the sale!

The Caring Place is recruiting new volunteers in almost every department to help continue scaling up programs and services. Community members will find volunteer positions on our crisis and case management team, as cashiers, pricers, merchandisers, Food Pantry workers, and Food Warehouse workers.  All positions at The Caring Place support the mission to provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way. If you are ready to join The Caring Place’s efforts, fill out an application or learn more at caringplacetx.org/volunteer. You may also email Jim Tillman at jtillman@caringplacetx.org with questions.

Beginning in May, the Food Pantry will be open at 2000 Railroad Avenue on Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM.

Free choice Food Pantry begins on Monday, April 4th.  This change in process will require some rearranging, therefore the Food Pantry will be closed on Friday, April 1 to prepare.

This is a reminder release of new hours at The Caring Place.

Let's go get those questions answered as we expand our hours!

The Caring Place will launch new, expanded hours January 10th.

A few reminders as we begin the new year...

In December we have regular holiday closures as well as a mid-month store closure to handle scheduled maintenance.

The Caring Place Food Pantry will launch its Hunger Free Holidays Food Drive on October 1; it ends December 31.  Unlike previous years, this year, The Caring Place’s Food Drives across the community will only accept monetary donations.  The organization is introducing the Little Blue Barrel campaign in order for businesses, churches, neighborhoods and other organizations to collect critical funds for the local Food Pantry.

Through its annual grants process, Georgetown Health Foundation (GHF) awarded $910,000 in grants to 20 organizations serving Georgetown residents. Awards were given based on alignment with GHF’s priorities which are focused on basic needs (food, shelter, housing) and social determinants of health (SDOH).

“Ready to get engaged?  Not that kind of engaged!” jokes the Community Engagement Manager, Rita Turner.   “We want to engage you in the happenings at The Caring Place!  We have developed our first online Chat & Chew with our community in mind!”  This virtual event will be held Wednesday, September 15th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

The Caring Place’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the seventh consecutive year that The Caring Place has earned this top distinction. 

A Warehouse Team Member is an entry-level position offering training, support and a team atmosphere. This individual will work in the warehouse, assisting with the acceptance and movement of item donations and food. They will provide assistance throughout the entire facility as needed.

The Caring Place has won $5,500 from H-E-B as part of the grocery store chain’s 55th anniversary celebration event!

The Caring Place has added dressing rooms to their store!

The Williamson County Wilco Forward Phase III grant program which provides rent and utility assistance to residents impacted by COVID-19 that are in need has an impending deadline.

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.

The latest announcement includes the closure of all of The Caring Place's locations on Monday, February 15th. All scheduled programming is canceled.

The latest announcement includes the closure of all locations on Saturday, February 13th. This specifically applies to both of our retail stores. Volunteers and Staff will not report to either location.

In response to upcoming extreme cold weather forecasts, The Caring Place is canceling outdoor programs on Monday, February 15th.  

I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH) is proud to announce their ninth annual Amplify Austin Day will take place over the course of 24 hours beginning 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021, through 6 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021. The campaign this year will include hundreds of thousands of dollars in matching gifts and $80,000 in cash prizes for participating nonprofits, twice the 2020 cash prize amount. ILHIGH is also very excited to launch Amplify LIVE, a new, celebrity-driven
virtual experience designed to increase the number of website users and donations for their nonprofit members during their signature 24-hour program. Early giving for Amplify Austin Day is now open at AmplifyATX.org with the goal to double the participation from years past to 60,000 donors.

We are excited to announce that The Caring Place Donations Team will now accept item donations for our thrift stores EVERY MONDAY from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We hope this new schedule helps our loyal item donors more easily make donations to our thrift stores. We appreciate the time and planning each of you put into giving to The Caring Place. It means a lot to us as we continue to navigate making our mission a priority in the safest way possible!

The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved allocating more of the County’s federal CARES Act funds from the $93 million it received for the Wilco Forward program. The program provides financial assistance due to COVID-19 to various entities in our community, including businesses, cities, emergency service districts, school districts, and residents.

The Caring Place follows GISD inclement weather guidelines. We are closed January 11 for this reason.

We are announcing the temporary closure of The Caring Place’s two thrift stores December 24th through January 9th.

The Williamson County Wilco Forward Phase III grant program which provides rent and utility assistance to residents impacted by COVID-19 that are in need through December has an impending deadline.  In the Caring Place’s effort to adequately process eligible applications before the deadline, the organization will stop accepting applications for assistance utilizing these funds specifically on Friday, December 11th.

In response to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Williamson County, as well as the safety and well-being of all who come to The Caring Place, we are announcing the temporary closure of The Caring Place’s two thrift stores beginning on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26th through December 5th.  Current plans allow stores to resume operating hours  beginning Monday, December 7th.  No volunteers will report to The Caring Place during this time to reduce potential exposure or spread of COVID-19.

The Caring Place is pleased to announce it was voted by its community as the Best Place to Give/Volunteer in Georgetown for the 10th consecutive year!  This honor comes just in time for this community-based and community-supported organization to encourage local philanthropy on Giving Tuesday.

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