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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!


How Can You Help?

Volunteers sorting donated clothing. Volunteers are always welcome.  Stop by anytime during our normal operating hours (or contact us by email) and check out all the opportunities available for our volunteers.  Some of the opportunities include:

Volunteers Needed for Food Rescue Programs

The Caring Center participates in 2 local food rescue programs:

  • The Caring Center needs volunteers to pick up food from Boone Meadow Elementary (5555 S Main St., Whitestown, IN 46075) on Tuesdays and Fridays. The contact person is Amy Deinlein at 317-873-2226 ext 14104. Food needs to be picked up between 2-2:30 pm (or other arrangements made with Amy). It is normally one cooler full. Volunteers will transport the food from Boone Meadow Elementary to The Caring Center. (The Caring Center is open until 5 pm on those days.) If you can help, sign up on the SignUpGenius page at:
  • The Caring Center needs volunteers to pick up milk from the Lebanon Middle School on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:45 pm as part of the food rescue program. It is normally one cooler full of milk, and The Caring Center will provide the coolers. Volunteers will transport the milk from the school to the Caring Center. If you can help, sign up on the SignUpGenius page at:

More 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
  • 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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