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Boone County Senior Mobile Food Pantry
Coat Drive 2019
Coat and Blanket Giveaway 2019
Holiday Basket Drive 2019
Holiday Events 2019 at The Caring Center
Gingerbread House Decorating Event
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Upcoming Events


Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - Boone County Senior Mobile Food Pantry - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. in partnership with The Caring Center is providing a once a month mobile food pantry open to all seniors age 55 and over on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Learn more...

Tuesday, October 15 - Thursday, October 31, 2019 - Coat Drive 2019 - Drop off gently used coats (for children and adults) at Royal Cleaners. Royal Cleaners will clean the coats at no charge and then deliver the coats to The Caring Center for distribution. Learn more...

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Coat and Blanket Giveaway 2019 - From 9 am to 11 am, the St. Alphonsus Knights of Columbus will be distributing coats, blankets, hats and gloves for adults and children. This is a free event and on a first come basis. Learn more...

October-December 2019 - Holiday Basket Drive - Each holiday season (Thanksgiving and Christmas) The Caring Center provides complete holiday dinners for families in need. We would like to fund 350 baskets this year. Can you help with a donation for a holiday basket or make a basket for us? Learn more...

October - December 2019 - Family FUN PAKS - The Caring Center provides 150 Family FUN PAKs to bring families together to create memories. FUN stands for 'Families Uniting Now' and PAKs stand for 'Parents and Kids.' Help us by purchasing items for a Family FUN PAK. Learn more...

October - December 2019 - Teen Giving Tree - The Caring Center is the only organization in Boone County who provides gifts for teens during the holiday season. Help us by purchasing items for teens. Learn more...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Boone County Senior Mobile Food Pantry - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. in partnership with The Caring Center is providing a once a month mobile food pantry open to all seniors age 55 and over on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Learn more...

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - Gingerbread House Decorating Event - Our gingerbread house decorating experience is sure to be a hit with the entire family! $25 per house. Proceeds benefit The Caring Center. Learn more...


Who We Are

The Caring Center in Lebanon, Indiana, works to stabilize families in crisis and to move those caught in poverty towards self-sufficiency. We are the umbrella organization for programs helping the needy of Boone County, Indiana. As the programs offered have evolved, we have also grown and developed. We are overseen by a Board of Directors, and have an Executive Director charged with supervising these programs and coordinating the caring work of our many volunteers.

We help families and individuals living in generational and situational poverty and those who are food insecure. Services that are available at the Caring Center are food , clothing, personal care items, household items, furniture, etc. (View the monthly needs.) We also offer Transitional Housing, Community Gardens, Cooking Club, Table Talk, Life Skills classes, including Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin'-By-World, and we serve as a Salvation Army Extension Unit.

Food


The Caring Center serves thousands every year through the compassionate care of scores of donors and volunteers. The Caring Center can receive and store frozen food, including meat in large quantities. Donations to the food pantry are greatfully accepted. View this month's Caring Center needs.

Feeding Our Future


Feeding Our Future is the partnership with The Caring Center and other local community organizations to meet the needs of children facing poverty and food insecurity. Learn more about Feeding Our Future.

Clothing


The Caring Centers distributes clothing to families in need through the Clothing Closet and offers clothing and other household items through the Caring Center's retail shop, Classic Reruns.

Shelter


The Caring Center transitional housing program provides a structured, managed home environment with comprehensive case management for families in crisis and at-risk clients. Learn more about transitional housing.

Additional Ways to Support The Caring Center

AmazonSmile

Visit smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1188383 and Amazon donates to The Caring Center.

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community RewardsThe Caring Center has partnered with Kroger with Kroger’s Community Rewards Program. Go to your local Kroger store and secure a Kroger Rewards Card.

Then go online to register for the program at kroger.com/communityrewards and list “The Caring Center “as your organization. The Caring Center’s Organization Number is RG213. (Note: this is a new number as of January 2019)

Kroger will donate money back to The Caring Center each quarter based on purchases tied to registered cards. Tell your friends and family to sign up too!

About Us

The Caring Center is a multi-program, not-for-profit organization in Boone County, Indiana, serving hundreds of needy families and thousands of individuals annually through the dedication of scores of volunteers.

Classic Reruns

620 Indianapolis Avenue
Lebanon, IN 46052

765.894.6772 (Classic Reruns)

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 11 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday 11 am to 3 pm

The Caring Center

1230 Ransdell Court
Lebanon, IN 46052

Hours:

  • Monday & Wednesday - 8 am to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday - 11 am to 5 pm
    • Note: closed on 3rd Tuesday of each month for Senior Mobile Food Pantry
    • Note: closed 4th Thursday of each month for reorganization
  • First Saturday of each month - 9 am to Noon

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