The bright yellow moving van

When you are a nonprofit school serving extreme at-risk children, sometimes you don’t have the most sophisticated of moving equipment. That’s okay. Come on down, Project Reflect, and bring your school bus. We have chairs for you. Nice chairs. No matter that the emergency door at the back of the bus is barely wide enough…

Give this woman some space

Ingrid Regen is on a mission to bring art to anyone who wants to play. She’s started a nonprofit that will combine a sort of Goodwill store of art supplies and programs to encourage kids of all ages to let loose their creative juices. And she’s all about reuse, which the Chicks are up with,…

When good comes from bad

We realize that this is not going to sound right, but the Chicks ♥ inmates. We also ♥ Sheriff Daron Hall for administering an innovative program that lends inmate labor to a variety of nonprofits that would otherwise have to pay for help. What have our inmates done for us? Well, yesterday when it was 23…

Out in the cold

On this, one of the coldest nights of the year, Judy Tackett will be one of the people out at 12:30 a.m., looking for homeless people who don’t have shelter. The black bags she’s standing in front of hold warm blankets. Judy is the communications coordinator for the Homelessness Commission in Nashville. The commission forms…

I apologize

Sorry to have been away so long. I know, I know. Pathetic. The last time I posted it was before Christmas and I was planning to make a bacon gingerbread house. I did not. A few things got in the way. First off, the Christmas Giveaway. Our warehouse was so full that Betsy and I…

I’m dreaming of a bacon Christmas

So, Betsy has thrown down the gauntlet. The holidays are just around the corner and a simple gingerbread house is apparently not nearly enough. She has posted on Facebook a photo of…drum roll!…the bacon house. As if to ask: Catherine, why do we not have a bacon house at CRC World Headquarters? Well, I don’t…

Hitting the jackpot

In the world of giving away furniture to nonprofit agencies, when you get a call from a law office you know you’ve hit the jackpot. Let me back up here. We work with a lot of businesses to give away furniture they no longer use. The only stipulation CRC makes is that the furniture must…

The prettiest witch

The day before Halloween, we just want to present you with the prettiest witch in all of Middle Tennessee. We had a lot of Halloween costumes and decorations at the last CRC giveaway and the granddaughter of one of our nonprofit partners came along with her grandparents. She wasn’t quite sure who I was or…