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 following departments and services will be closed November 26th - 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume currently scheduled hours on November 30th.:
- Programs & Services at 2001 Railroad Avenue is providing financial assistance from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by phone only. Call 512-943-0700 or visit caringplacetx.org/covid19 for more information.
- The Food Pantry at 2000 Railroad is providing food on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in the drive through.
- Fresh Food for Families is providing fresh food in the 2000 Railroad drive through on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month from 9 - 10:00 a.m.
- Item Donations are accepted in the 2000 Railroad drive through on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Furniture pick ups will continue. Please call 512-943-0711 to schedule an appointment or visit caringplacetx.org/donatemystuff for additional information.
Executive Director Ginna O’Connor shares, “The Caring Place has decided to err on the side of caution after the Thanksgiving holiday by closing our two thrift stores until December 7th. Since March, our priority has been to steadfastly provide food and financial services to our community in need. We have repeatedly taken steps to ensure our help in the community does not stop. In fact, we feel it’s crucial that it does not. And today, we took the step of a temporary closure of our stores to help prevent any post-holiday virus spread at The Caring Place. Myself and the Board of Directors are clear on the mission of The Caring Place and we must remain healthy to carry it out.”
O’Connor adds, “I want to thank our community for its support during this time. Because of you we can make decisions that allow us to put all of our focus on our mission to help those feeling a great burden right now. We thank you for your encouragement and patience during this time.”
Thrift store hours will proceed as currently published on Monday, December 7th, 2020. Those hours are as follows:
The Shops at The Caring Place will be open Mon-Sat, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Second Helping at 3700 Williams will be open Tues-Sat, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Caring Place requests that the community follow it on Facebook @thecaringplace for the latest information or activity changes at the organization. You can also sign up for the organization’s electronic newsletter at www.caringplacetx.org/newsletter.
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. The Caring Place is a community-based and community-supported organization. For more information on The Caring Place, visit www.caringplacetx.org.