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 25, 2019 - 9 am to 2 pm
- Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - Noon to 5 pm
- Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9 am to 2 pm
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
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 Akard's True Value (in Zionsville) by Friday, December 13, 2019.
Teen Giving Tree
The Caring Center is the only organization in Boone County who provides gifts for teens during the holiday season. In 2018, we provided gifts for 115 kids. We would like to meet or exceed that number this year.
Sign-up for the item(s) you will commit to purchase and drop off (unwrapped) at either The Caring Center (in Lebanon) or at Akard's True Value (in Zionsville) by Monday, December 9, 2019.
We are need of volunteers on Thursday, December 12, 2019, to get our back room set-up for the parents to select their gift items for their teens the next week.
We need personal shoppers to help the families select items for their children. Shopping Day for the families of teens is planned for Monday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
Christmas Shopping for Teens
Parents of teens ages 13-18 may shop for their teens on the following days:
- Monday, December 16, 2019: 9am - 2pm
- Tuesday, December 17, 2019: 1pm - 5pm
Gingerbread House Decorating
On Saturday, December 21, 2019, please join us for a gingerbread house decorating event! $25 per house. Proceeds benefit The Caring Center.
Our gingerbread house decorating experience is sure to be a hit with the entire family! This family friendly event will also include a hot cocoa bar, holiday treats, and a visit from Santa! Registration required.