“Be the Light of Caring” is the name of The Caring Place’s latest fundraising campaign. The campaign will end on October 5, the same day as the organization’s signature fundraising event, Deep in the Heart of Caring. Funds raised through this campaign will help neighbors in need pay utility bills this year.
The Caring Place recognizes not all of its supporters can attend the event on October 5th and may still want to help. The organization is offering another opportunity for friends to support the same cause as the event through this “Be the Light of Caring” campaign. Specifically, money given to this campaign and money raised through Deep in the Heart of Caring will be used to help the organization pay utility bills for neighbors in need. In 2018, The Caring Place spent $168,093 helping 2,543 neighbors pay utility bills and the organization expects that number to rise in 2019. That is why this year The Caring Place has decided to tie the fundraiser to this major expense. Community Engagement Manager Rita Turner says, “The Caring Place is able to do the work it does through many generous donors, but through this special campaign we decided to be very specific. We want our supporters to know that if we all contribute together we can make a huge impact. In this case, we are helping with increased utility bills for neighbors in need.”
On The Caring Place website, you will not only find information about Deep in the Heart of Caring, but also this campaign. Visit www.caringplacetx.org/deepintheheart to view a fundraising progress thermometer where you will regularly see how The Caring Place is reaching campaign goals. Tickets for Deep in the Heart of Caring go on sale September 1st.
ABOUT THE CARING PLACE
Since 1985, The Caring Place has provided for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way. Through two thrift shops, The Shops at The Caring Place and Second Helping, both in Georgetown, the organization is able to pay all operating expenses to serve a growing community. All monetary and food donations directly benefit neighbors needing food, utility, rent, transportation or medical assistance. The Caring Place is a community-based and community-supported organization. For more information on The Caring Place, visit www.caringplacetx.org.