Basket Countdown

Update as of Friday, December 22, 2017: You did it, you did it! We made 300 holiday baskets! What a wonderful community in which we live! Thank you to all who donated!

We are accepting donations until Christmas. Donate a Holiday Basket Online.

Holiday Baskets

Each holiday season (Thanksgiving and Christmas) The Caring Center provides complete holiday dinners for families in need.

We would like to fund 300 baskets this year.

Can you help with a donation for a holiday basket or make your own with the items listed below?

Monetary Donations

Each basket is $50, and we would be grateful for whatever amount that you can donate!

Donate Online for Holiday Baskets

Make Your Own

You can help by providing a grocery bag filled with some or all of the following food items.

Canned Items:

  • Corn
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Fruit
  • Green beans
  • Pork and beans
  • Yams or sweet potatoes
  • Pumpkin pie filling or plain pumpkin
  • Evaporated milk
  • Chicken broth

Staple items:

  • Egg noodles
  • Stove top stuffing or bagged stuffing
  • Cake mixes
  • Jell-o
  • Pudding mix
  • Potatoes
  • Sugar
  • Butter/margarine


  • Turkey, Ham or whole chickens

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)


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

The Caring Center

1230 Ransdell Court
Lebanon, IN 46052


  • Monday & Wednesday - 8 am to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday - 11 am to 5 pm
  • First Saturday of each month - 9 am to Noon

** Closed 4th Thursday of each month for reorganization **

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