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What can The Caring Place do for you?

Established to provide aid for families financially impaired by the 1980s recession, The Caring Place has been a Georgetown institution for more than 30 years. Today, The Caring Place continues to provide assistance—such as food, clothing, and help with utility and medical expenses—to those in need, but The Caring Place also has something to offer everyone in the community.

The Shops.   Discover your own personal treasure, whether that’s a pair of designer jeans, a beautiful set of dishes, a lawnmower, or a bicycle. With four different shops under one roof, The Caring Place is the place to find a great deal at a great price. Check out the offerings before you shop anywhere else!

Your dollars.   Every dollar you spend at The Shops at The Caring Place goes right back into helping needy families in our area. More than 59 percent of The Caring Place revenue comes from its shops. The Caring Place relies on the generosity of the community. It does not receive any state or federal funding.

What’s new?   In June, The Caring Place began a six-month pilot outreach program in Jarrell, Florence, and Granger with the support of the Jarrell United Methodist Church, Florence Chamber of Commerce, and Granger Community Food Pantry. The program aims to provide the same resources to people who don’t have transportation to The Caring Place in Georgetown.

How can I help?   Volunteer. Work at The Shops or The Food Pantry at The Caring Place. Donate gently-used clothing and home goods. Give donations of food and contribute money to the Good Neighbor Fund.

How can I get help?   Visit The Caring Place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but be prepared to wait. Processing is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Current documentation (proof of residence, income, monthly expenses, any other government assistance, and IDs for everyone residing in the home) is required.

For more information about how The Caring Place cares for the community, visit, drop by the offices and shops at 2000 Railroad Street, or call 512-943-0700.

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