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Our History

Project Help (now known as The Caring Center) was established in the early 1980's when a small group of people from St. Peter's church formed a committee to distribute food and clothing to the needy. Learn more...

Monthly Needs

Each month we post a list of "Monthly Needs" (on our website and on The Caring Center Facebook page)—these are items that The Caring Center needs to help the individuals and families that we serve. Your help in keeping our shelves stocked with these items is greatly appreciated!


Mobile Sort

Are you looking for a fun way for your organization or volunteers to help The Caring Center? The Mobile Sort may be the perfect option!

The process of sorting the massive amounts of donations that The Caring Center receives on a daily basis is a time consuming task for our regular volunteers. However, when the process is broken down into smaller group sorts, it becomes much more manageable. We send our truck filled with donated items so that your group can sort and organize for us. It's a project that can be done with social distancing and proper safety protocols!

If your church, book club, neighborhood, or any other group would like to host their own Mobile Sort, please contact The Caring Center. We will bring the truck loaded with donated items to you and help you coordinate the details.

Take a look at the process to learn more: Mobile Sort Procedures (PDF).

More Ways to Help

Volunteers sorting donated clothing. Volunteers are always welcome! Some of the opportunities include:

  • Daily Operations - Learn more and/or sign up
    • Assisting Clients
    • Sorting Clothing
    • Stocking Food Shelves/Sacking Groceries
  • Assisting with the Community Garden
  • Mentoring

We also list special volunteer opportunities on the Caring Center donations page

Additional Volunteer Information

Watch our volunteer slide show for more information about volunteering.

Additional Ways to Support 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)


  • Monday - Friday - 11 am to 6 pm
    • NOTE: closed on second Monday of each month for deep cleaning and reorganizing
  • 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
    • 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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