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?
We also need help distributing the baskets. Visit the page below to sign up to help.
Holiday Basket Distribution
- Monday, November 23, 2020 - 9 am to 2 pm
- Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - Noon to 5 pm
- Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 9 am to 2 pm
- Monday, December 21, 2020 - 9 am to 2 pm
- Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - Noon to 5 pm
- Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 9 am to 2 pm
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.'
Each FUN PAK is original and contains items that can bring families together for an evening of fun.
Please purchase items for a Family FUN PAK and bring packaged together and unwrapped to either The Caring Center (in Lebanon), or one of our drop-off locations by Friday, December 11th, 2020.
Teen Giving Tree
The Caring Center is the only organization in Boone County who provides gifts for teens during the holiday season. In 2019, we provided gifts for over 115 kids. We would like to meet or exceed that number this year.
Looking for ideas for gift items? We have an Amazon shopping list with suggestions.
Sign-up for the item(s) you will commit to purchase and drop off (unwrapped) at either The Caring Center (in Lebanon) or one of our drop-off locations by Friday, December 11th, 2020.
We are need of volunteers on Monday, December 14th and Tuesday, December 15th, 2020, to get our back room set-up for the parents to select their gift items for their teens.
We need personal shoppers to help the families select items for their children. Shopping Day for the families of teens is planned for Thursday, December 17th and Friday, December 18th, 2020.
Christmas Shopping for Teens
Parents of teens ages 13-18 may shop for their teens on the following days:
- Thursday, December 17, 2020: Noon - 5 pm
- Friday, December 18, 2019: Noon - 5pm