The delivery boys

Donors don’t give to us; they give through us. CRC has a very special relationship with Tim and Ronald from Progressive Directions. They’re our friends, our collaborators and our delivery boys. Every month or so, Tim and Ronald drive the Progressive Directions truck down from Clarksville to make a pick-up at a major retailer that…

Covered in sticky notes

The Chicks love to visit our partner agencies.  All our 90 nonprofit partners do such important work and it’s nice to get out in the field every once in awhile to see what they’re up to. So yesterday, Betsy and I visited the Hope Family Health Clinic in Westmoreland. The clinic provides medical care to…

Covered in sticky notes

The Chicks love to visit our partner agencies.  All our 90 nonprofit partners do such important work and it’s nice to get out in the field every once in awhile to see what they’re up to. So yesterday, Betsy and I visited the Hope Family Health Clinic in Westmoreland. The clinic provides medical care to…

Mr. Bailey

Betsy and I were honored to receive the Citizen of the Year Award from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Saturday night. The chapter here in Nashville is a philanthropic powerhouse. If there’s someone in need they will track them down and help them – young or old, no matter the circumstance. During the May 2010…

Blessing Boxes

Sometimes – actually, most of the time – Betsy and I get way more from our nonprofit partners than we give. Funny how it works that way in the nonprofit world. Nice, that. At any rate, one of our nonprofit partners is Heart of Worship, which maintains a school in Haiti by paying for the…

Blessing Boxes

Sometimes – actually, most of the time – Betsy and I get way more from our nonprofit partners than we give. Funny how it works that way in the nonprofit world. Nice, that. At any rate, one of our nonprofit partners is Heart of Worship, which maintains a school in Haiti by paying for the…

The scavengers

And I mean that in the nicest way. World Relief, one of our partner agencies, does tremendous work resettling refugees from war-torn countries. One of their responsibilities is finding housing for refugees and that includes furnishing many, many apartments. Which is why the warehouse crew at World Relief are scavengers. They look at a filing…

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…

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,…