The Caring Place


One of the most important keys to living life to the fullest is having the ability to give back to those in need. It’s sad to say, but it seems like lately the people who have the least are the ones who are more inclined to share and give to others. People who have more want to keep getting more, sometimes even if it means taking it from someone else. Such sad times, but I am here to say there is hope. There are people and places that still have hearts for others. Today I’d like to highlight one of those places.


Junction City Caring Place (JCCP) is a non-profit organization established in 2004, located at 1013 B W 8th Street in Junction City, Kansas. The Caring Place is a faith-based central resource center in Junction City, Kansas and its surrounding areas with FREE food, clothing, counseling and basic medical care. When I learned about JCCP, I knew immediately that I needed to be connected. The fact that people only have to show their ID to receive the free services offered by the Junction City Caring Place is amazing because most other organizations that provide free services require government documentation verifying the need for assistance.


The Junction City Caring Place has been an inspirational and motivating factor because of the results and the impact it has made in the community from when they first opened the doors back in 2004 to its position in the community currently in 2014. This organization has given support to over thousands of family in Junction City and the surrounding communities. Being faith-based gives the community a different perspective of the love of God through his giving help to one another during the difficult times in life.

The Caring Place is also looking to start offering free computer classes; basic computer skills, resume building and internet skills to those who might be interested.


Hours of Operation for the JCCP is Monday and Wednesday 10:00am -2:00pm (Clothing Only) Tuesday 10:00am -1:00pm (Food Only) Saturday 10:00am -12:30pm (Medical by Appointment and Clothing)

Junction City Caring Place is always in need of volunteers, food and clothing donations. Monetary donations are also accepted and greatly appreciated.

The PayPal info for JCCP is

The Junction City Caring Place is a great organization that genuinely cares for the people in the community.  I support this organization 100% and I’d like to encourage you to do the same.  If you have time, go volunteer.  If you have food or clothes you no longer need, donate them.  Every little bit helps.

I’d also like to share some of the fundraisers taking place that you’re more than welcome to be a part of:

  • The Junction City Caring Place 4th Annual Golf Fundraisers, to register go to and sign up. The event is Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Fort Riley, Kansas Custer Hill Golf Course T time 9am. Registration is going now sign up early get a discount.


  • I Survive Tour Concert on Saturday, August 9th at Courtyard Marriott.  Doors open at 5pm concert starts 6pm – purchase tickets through

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Here’s additional information so you can access the Junction City Caring Place:

Phone: (785) 238-4428

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That’s Just Who You Are!!!

Kindness is one of the most valuable gift you will ever give someone.  No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.  I’m sure you’ve heard however the saying, don’t take my kindness for a weakness.  You’ve probably even had to tell a few people those exact words a time or two.  This is basically saying that just because I am nice, I will not be taken advantage of.  Now, lets look at the flip side of this.  Why are you nice? We were all taught the golden rule growing up, treat others how you want to be treated.  So, are you nice because you want others to be nice to you? Are you nice because you are expecting something in return? Or are you nice because that is just who you are?  The best obvious answer of course would be because that’s just who you are.  Ok, got it. So let me give you this scenario and see if this gets you thinking…
There’s a person who you help out, give things too and consider to be a friend.  You see them one day and they act as if they don’t even know who you are.  Not only do they not speak, but when you speak to them, they look you dead in the eye and completely ignore you.   What is your initial response?  Do you get mad because of how “kind” you were to them? If the answer is yes, which let’s just be honest, that’s going to be most people’s answer, than you have to go back to my initial question.  Why are you nice? My point here is that you have to acknowledge that good or bad sometimes our behavior is motivated.  Motivated by what, just depends on the person.  If your motives are truly right, then the behavior of other people won’t determine whether you are nice or nasty.  You will keep being you because that’s just who you are.  Kindness is a character trait.  It is not something you can simply take off the shelf and put it on like an outfit when you feel like it.  If you are doing that, then guess what, being kind is just not apart of who you really are.
So if someone I’ve been kind to stops speaking to me or acts if they don’t know me, I have decided that I will take that as a lesson learned about them.  I will not allow it to hinder me from being me and showing kindness towards other people.  As I’m writing this, I have to admit this is truly a tough pill to swallow, but I know that with the help of God nothing is impossible.  Even concerning my emotions and especially concerning my character.  The bible says that we are the likeness of Christ, and I believe wholeheartedly that in doing so, there are certain things about me that I am just going to have to get together.  This issue I’m talking about today is one of them.  You don’t like anyone so much that you allow them to pull you away from the likeness of Christ.  Be thankful when you learn who people are for real, but I’ll say it again, don’t let that change who you are.