What is CareCalendar?
CareCalendar is a free website to organize meals and other help for families in need during a time of illness or life changing event, such as the birth of a baby or death of a family member.
Simply list the help that is needed and your family and friends can sign up to fill those needs.
CareCalendar can also be used for long term situations, including homebound and caregiver respite care needs as well as supporting military families during a deployment.
Stay informed: Read status updates and view photos
Sign-up to help: See what help is needed and then sign up to take a meal, give a ride, run errands and other needs.
Receive e-mail notifications: Get reminders about needs that you signed up to fill.
Get maps and driving directions: Know how to get to the recipients location, turn by turn.
Access when convenient: CareCalendar is available around the clock. As long as you have access to the Internet, you can get to CareCalendar. No need to worry about interrupting the coordinator's day when you can easily look it up for yourself.
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What others are saying about CareCalendar:
Technology is making it easier for churches and other groups to meet the needs of families dealing with illness or the birth of a child.
- WORLD Magazine
I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had surgery and chemo treatments. Care Calendar allowed my church, neighbors and friends to all get involved in helping us with meals, childcare, and mowing our lawn. Thank you for this invaluable tool that is touching many families.
I love CareCalendar! It has made it so much easier to help our friends in need.
I was diagnosed with Brain Cancer and had surgery to remove the tumor. A friend set up a CareCalendar where friends have gone to sign up to drive me to daily doctor's treatments (doctor ordered me not to drive) and to bring dinners to the house several days a week.
It has been a life-saver by taking all of that stress off of me and organizing the army of people that want to help.
Thank you for everything.
This is the most awesome tool to help someone that I have ever seen!
I cannot begin to express what an amazing tool this is! No playing telephone tag, no sending separate reminders each day so that nothing slips a volunteer’s mind, etc. Finally, what an awesome place to direct all of the well-meaning folks who respond with “let me know what I can do”! All groups – whether it be friends from work, church, neighbors, etc. – can all work from the same calendar so that there isn’t overlap or gaps not filled.
After [a previous time consuming] experience, I was reluctant to coordinate such a army of volunteers again, but using Care Calendar has been an awesome blessing! Thank you so much for making this service available!
Meals were provided for over 140 days and CareCalendar made it all possible. It gave us organization and efficiency ... Thanks for making such a great ministry tool!
We recently discovered Care Calendar and we love it. It makes coordinating meals so quick and easy. Thank you so much for this free service.
Thank you so much for [CareCalendar]. It is so exciting to see the results that we have gotten from it.
"...fantastic, unique, innovative, effective, Christ-birthed idea!"
I am all about doing things 'on the fly' when I get a chance and CareCalendar made it much easier to see at a glance what was already taken, what remained, and what fit in with our schedule."
Our church started using Care Calendar a little over a year ago. This has been the best time saver for those of us that are coordinating meals for families. The best part is that the family can see the calendar too and there are usually no duplicates on meals!
This is incredible. Thank you so very much for making it so easy to help a friend/co-worker in need. What a blessing!
[CareCalendar] has made helping others an absolute pleasure...the coordinator's job is now so simple!
After having my baby, meals were brought to us every day for over two weeks. We appreciate you making this service available so we could put our time and energy into caring for our growing family.
Before CareCalendar, a family would sometimes get several meals one day, and then several days that nobody would bring a meal. Now, after using CareCalendar for meal sign ups, we are much more organized and the receiving families are better cared for.
We created a meal schedule for a sick friend using Care Calendar. Online meal sign up was easy and our friends could look on the web site to see who was scheduled to bring them a meal, and what was on the menu. This is a great website for helping others!