Roll Tide

Here at CRC World Headquarters, we see a lot of inventive stuff. Along with the truly useful donations like new clothing and household items that are distributed to the needy, we have the Roll Tide toilet paper holder and magazine rack. Who wouldn’t want a toilet paper holder with a giant elephant head on top…

You had me at hello

Sometimes, when the Chicks are sorting, something just sticks out. Literally. Like a giant frog in overalls brandishing a “Welcome” sign. Why? Why would anyone need a giant frog to welcome visitors? Oh, okay. We did. We are sure the quality of the experience for visitors to CRC World Headquarters will improve because of our…

You had me at hello

Sometimes, when the Chicks are sorting, something just sticks out. Literally. Like a giant frog in overalls brandishing a “Welcome” sign. Why? Why would anyone need a giant frog to welcome visitors? Oh, okay. We did. We are sure the quality of the experience for visitors to CRC World Headquarters will improve because of our…

Binder man

Let’s just call him Binder Man. Binders are not sexy. But when you work for a nonprofit that goes through binders at an alarming rate, coming to CRC to load up your car with binders is like a day at the Kentucky Derby. Quality Living, the nonprofit where Binder Man works, assists people with mental…

Necessity is the mother of invention

Last year, at garden planting time at CRC World Headquarters, I purchased one of those hoses with tiny little holes that theoretically lay flat on the ground so as to water the plants and not the surrounding driveway and sidewalk. That was only a theory. In reality, the hose was furiously coiled and probably watered…

Necessity is the mother of invention

Last year, at garden planting time at CRC World Headquarters, I purchased one of those hoses with tiny little holes that theoretically lay flat on the ground so as to water the plants and not the surrounding driveway and sidewalk. That was only a theory. In reality, the hose was furiously coiled and probably watered…

When disaster strikes

The Chicks thought they knew all about responding to a disaster, since we had our very own home-brewed one in May 2010 when our building flooded. But, as it turns out, we know very little about responding to a disaster, at least if a survey we are now taking as part of the Office of…

When disaster strikes

The Chicks thought they knew all about responding to a disaster, since we had our very own home-brewed one in May 2010 when our building flooded. But, as it turns out, we know very little about responding to a disaster, at least if a survey we are now taking as part of the Office of…

Once more into the breach

This will be the third planting season at the Community Resource Center World Headquarters Community Garden. The mulch went on today. The plants will go in as soon as the last danger of frost has passed on April 15. Let’s just review the Top Ten things Chick One learned in the first two gardening seasons….

Once more into the breach

This will be the third planting season at the Community Resource Center World Headquarters Community Garden. The mulch went on today. The plants will go in as soon as the last danger of frost has passed on April 15. Let’s just review the Top Ten things Chick One learned in the first two gardening seasons….