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The Chicks ♥ our friends from the Tennessean who are helping us sort in the warehouse for the entire month of October. We are heading into the Christmas Giveaway stretch and we need all the help we can get. We start getting ready for the Christmas Giveaway in June. And, over time, a lot of…

Keeping up with the times

You would not think a dock plate would elicit such gushing enthusiasm from the Chicks. In fact, you may not even know what a dock plate is. So let me take you back in time for just a second. Neither Betsy or I have degrees in warehouse management. We have had to learn as we…

Alert! Bacon catastrophe

Listen up, people. This is serious. The drought may have messed with your yard and killed your pansies, but now there is a much more severe consequence. Agricultural experts are predicting a bacon shortage. This, of course, will have a profound impact on one of the nation’s premiere pork events, Bacon Wednesday at the Community…

Why we matter

This is Joan Anderson from the Smithson-Craighead Academy, one of the most effective charter schools on the planet for helping extreme at-risk children get back in the game and stay there. And she is holding the reason the Community Resource Center exists. Yes, it’s just a packet of paper donated by a healthcare company,  OPTUMInsight,…

Bacon Wednesday: Bacon Crumble Apple Pie

Ta da! Here, as Jon Stewart says, is your moment of zen. Bacon Crumble Apple Pie. Oh, and there’s cheese in there, too. You will want to make this pie because it’s easy and because it will amaze your friends. We snatched this recipe off of Yummly and changed the apples from Golden Delicious (yuk)…

Lifters, fixers and sorters

Every year, the wonderful folks at HCA spread out into the Greater Nashville Metropolitan area and volunteer at nonprofits on Community Day. We love that. All of us. Yesterday was Community Day and we had a loyal (most of the group come year after year) band of merry volunteers who faced a monumental task at…

Bacon Wednesday: Peanut butter, bacon and apple sandwiches

Sometimes Bacon Wednesday is a huge production, and sometimes the Chicks have to squeeze it in among other duties, like actual work. Today was one of those days.  Chick One had an 8 a.m. meeting at the Center for Nonprofit Management and a 1 p.m. training session at the Office of Emergency Management. Chick Two…

Bacon Wednesday: Peanut butter, bacon and apple sandwiches

Sometimes Bacon Wednesday is a huge production, and sometimes the Chicks have to squeeze it in among other duties, like actual work. Today was one of those days.  Chick One had an 8 a.m. meeting at the Center for Nonprofit Management and a 1 p.m. training session at the Office of Emergency Management. Chick Two…

Southern Belles

The Chicks rarely get to see the recipients of what we distribute to our nonprofit partners. It can be a blessing to be “the supply line to the front lines of poverty” because assisting those in need face-to-face, day in and day out, is hard and emotionally draining work. But we also never get to…

Bacon Wednesday: So nice we’ve eaten it twice

By far, the most popular Bacon Wednesday item consumed at CRC World Headquarters has been the Spiced Bacon Twists, originally served at the Tuck U Inn at Glick Mansion in Atchison, Kansas. So for this Bacon Wednesday, we made them again. There is no possible way you can eat just one of these. And, of…