July Update

Pet Pantry

NO Pet Pantry on Thursday, July 4th for Holiday.

July Pet Pantry will be Thursday, July 11th

June Updates

May was another big transitional month for us. Construction finished earlier than we had anticipated due to the hard work put in by our construction team. This allowed us to reopen services such as the newly redesigned Clothing Closet by the end of the month.

May Updates

Looking back on the whirlwind that was April: We were starting on our remodel and only had to completely close all services for one week. This allowed us to complete a majority of the demolition and layout rebuild. But we stuck to our food pantry commitment and made certain that we were still able to help those in need of food. Services such as the Clothing Closet and Pet Pantry were suspended until construction was completed in June.

Donation Drop Off Updates

All services original services and times are back in effect. as well as donation hours.


Care for Real is undertaking much needed renovations thanks to a generous infrastructure grant, bequests and tremendous support from Wheeler Kearns Architects, general contractor Bulley & Andrews and so many of their subcontractors. However, despite all of the generosity, we still have some essential items we need to secure that are not covered by the grant and bequests. With this impactful renovation, we strive to continue our commitment of providing the highest level of free programs and services for our neighbors in need. Please click the image below to be taken to our store and help us “furnish” our new space.

April Updates

Take a look at the impact we have all made in our community during March!


Looking for opportunities to give back? Thinking about volunteering for Care for Real! Sign up and come to one of our volunteer orientations and see how you can help support people in need of the Edgewater community. Click the image below to sign up via our online volunteer form

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