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Basket Countdown

As of 12-15-19, we have had 385 holiday baskets donated of the 350 that we would like to provide this season! You did it! We surpased our goal! Thank you, thank you to all of our donors. You are amazing!

Donate a Holiday Basket Online.

Holiday Basket Flyer

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Holiday Basket Distribution

Christmas Meals

Welfare League Meals Distributed at The Caring Center

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 1 to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9 am to 2 pm

The Caring Center Meal Distribution

  • Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Noon to 5 pm
  • Friday, December 20, 2019 - Noon to 5 pm

Holiday Baskets 2019

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 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 and drop them off at The Caring Center or non-perishable items may be dropped off at Akard True Value Hardware (25 Boone Village, Zionsville, IN 46077).

Canned Items:

  • Chicken Broth
  • Corn
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Fruit
  • Green Beans
  • Pumpkin Pie Filling or Plain Pumpkin
  • Yams or Sweet Potatoes

Packaged Items:

  • Butter/Margarine
  • Cake Mixes
  • Egg Noodles
  • Jell-O
  • Potatoes
  • Pudding Mix
  • Sugar
  • Stuffing


  • Turkey, Ham or Whole Chickens

Distribution Volunteers

• Christmas Help •

We are in need of volunteers who can lift and carry 10 - 20lbs to help load food baskets in cars when being picked up the week before Christmas (Tuesday-Friday, December 17-20, 2019).

Sign up to help distribute Christmas baskets.

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
    • 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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