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Holiday Baskets

The Caring Center Holiday Baskets

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.

Learn more about The Caring Center Holiday Baskets and sign up to help.

Holiday Basket Distribution

Thanksgiving Meals
  • 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
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


Family Game Night

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.

Sign up to purchase a Family FUN PAK.

Teen Giving Tree

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.

Sign up to purchase Teen Giving Tree gifts.

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.

Sign up to help setup for Teen Shopping Day.

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.

Sign up to be a Personal Shopper.

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

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.

Learn more about the Gingerbread House Decorating Event.

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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