Bacon crackers

We are having a very-high powered meeting this afternoon with a possible collaborator on our pallet project. Since it is our custom to serve light cocktails by the dock door on sunny 80-degree days, we needed a suitable accompaniment. And it is Bacon Wednesday. So we will be serving bacon crackers. I’ll just get right […]

Pallets, people

Don’t you hate it when it’s right there in front of your face and you miss it? It seems like forever that we’ve been trying to figure out a social enterprise model that fits with CRC. Social enterprise = a profitable revenue stream. Moolah. But, as I can tell you from the 134 classes on […]

Bacon pancakes

It is once again Bacon Wednesday at the world headquarters of the Community Resource Center. We are particularly deserving of Bacon Wednesday this week because we held the giveaway yesterday and Monday. More than 60 of our nonprofit partners got basic necessities for their clients such as soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies and laundry […]

Bacon Day

Here at the world headquarters of the Community Resource Center we have declared Wednesdays to be Bacon Day. By the way, it has come to my attention that I do not include information on the important work we do every day at CRC on this blog nearly enough so I will intersperse important information in […]

Free birds

One of the greatest travesties of the devastating May 2010 floods was the loss of our beloved flamingos. Betsy and I found their poor shattered bodies washed up against the chain-link fence. The funeral mass was held at Christ Cathedral and was attended by hundreds of mourners, including Mayor Karl Dean, then-Gov. Phil Bredesen, Dolly […]

Fun with hats

  Can I tell you how much the Chicks love their jobs? Routinely, we get bulk donations from a major retailer that we just adore. And it’s like Christmas in whatever month we’re opening them. We love all this stuff because it makes us smile and we know, in turn, it will make someone in […]

The ’80s Prom

Let me just say I don’t remember looking like this in the 1980s and I’m slightly offended that Betsy would plan an entire fund-raising event at my expense. However, it did allow her to alarmingly stretch her job description. I will have to look it up in the employee manual, but I do not recall […]

Booze and philanthropy

It is Christmas Giveaway week at CRC. It is madness. Utter madness. Our 5,000-square-foot warehouse is jam packed with stuff. More than 60 nonprofit agencies are coming to pick it all up. We make piles for them based on the needs of their clients. It is back-breaking work. And we don’t eat well. Actually, that’s […]

Funny hats

Oh, we are all about hats here at CRC, especially at this time of year when a legion of volunteers joins us to sort inventory for our giant Christmas Giveaway. In the next week, we will distribute more than $100,000 in Christmas gifts to our nonprofit partners so their clients will be remembered this holiday […]

Junk: Adding insult to injury

I am doing a slow burn today,  looking at six pallets of junk that ended up in the warehouse because of my stupidity. A compassionate person I shall not name held a donation drive for tornado victims in Alabama, but she couldn’t find a truck to transport the donations. She tells me the donations are […]

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