First rule: Never say no

If you are a nonprofit that deals in new surplus inventory, as CRC is, the first rule is that you never say no. We didn’t say no to 17 pallets of flower bulbs, although we didn’t know at the time that flower bulbs stored in a warehouse attract an alarming number of tiny flies (that…

Boy Scout Ingenuity

The Chicks love the Boy Scouts and their completely helpful to The Chicks Eagle Scout projects. A few years ago, we got new shelving in the warehouse courtesy of an Eagle Scout project (sadly, the shelves perished in the flood). And yesterday we got some pretty spectacular raised planter boxes designed and built by Eagle…

How much can you fit in one truck?

How about so much that the only space left is taken up by the movers and our nonprofit partner, John Jo-Finn of Faith, Hope and Love Ministries (right in the orange shirt). And that’s a 54-foot-truck. CRC was honored to assist the Bank of America in distributing an entire floor’s worth of furniture to our…

Blessing boxes…1,502 miles later

Boom! The big pay-off, not for Cesar but for those of us who were blessed to make Blessing Boxes for impoverished children in Haiti. Just look at that face. It started last December at CRC World Headquarters. Heart of Worship, one of our nonprofit partners, runs a school in Haiti. Ninety percent of all the…

Philosophy Tuesday: Despair

Yes, that is snow falling. Falling in the parking lot at CRC World Headquarters. On March 25. Will winter ever end? So I looked up a quote about despair because I’m so depressed. “I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and…

We’re under construction

We have a brand new website and we’re pretty darn excited about it. It’s going to take a few days (weeks?) to get everything up and running (well, it’s running but not with a lot of words yet) because we are two chicks in a warehouse and we’ve got a lot of pages to fill…

Philosophy Tuesday

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Martin Luther King, Jr. We see it every day at CRC Nashville. People…

The Chicks’ measure of success

Every year in early December the warehouse at CRC World Headquarters is packed to the gills with stuff – new clothing, socks and underwear, gift items, personal hygiene products – all for our nonprofit partners to give their clients in need at a time when many are not remembered any other way. So here’s our…

The Chicks’ measure of success

Every year in early December the warehouse at CRC World Headquarters is packed to the gills with stuff – new clothing, socks and underwear, gift items, personal hygiene products – all for our nonprofit partners to give their clients in need at a time when many are not remembered any other way. So here’s our…

Bring a big truck

Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again. The Christmas Giveaway at CRC World Headquarters. We’ve had a blessed year. It is better to give than receive, but for the Chicks it’s better to receive first. And receive we have. The warehouse was jam packed with what we consider really good stuff – all new,…