Give this woman some space

Ingrid Regen is on a mission to bring art to anyone who wants to play. She’s started a nonprofit that will combine a sort of Goodwill store of art supplies and programs to encourage kids of all ages to let loose their creative juices. And she’s all about reuse, which the Chicks are up with,…

When good comes from bad

We realize that this is not going to sound right, but the Chicks ♥ inmates. We also ♥ Sheriff Daron Hall for administering an innovative program that lends inmate labor to a variety of nonprofits that would otherwise have to pay for help. What have our inmates done for us? Well, yesterday when it was 23…

Out in the cold

On this, one of the coldest nights of the year, Judy Tackett will be one of the people out at 12:30 a.m., looking for homeless people who don’t have shelter. The black bags she’s standing in front of hold warm blankets. Judy is the communications coordinator for the Homelessness Commission in Nashville. The commission forms…

I apologize

Sorry to have been away so long. I know, I know. Pathetic. The last time I posted it was before Christmas and I was planning to make a bacon gingerbread house. I did not. A few things got in the way. First off, the Christmas Giveaway. Our warehouse was so full that Betsy and I…

I’m dreaming of a bacon Christmas

So, Betsy has thrown down the gauntlet. The holidays are just around the corner and a simple gingerbread house is apparently not nearly enough. She has posted on Facebook a photo of…drum roll!…the bacon house. As if to ask: Catherine, why do we not have a bacon house at CRC World Headquarters? Well, I don’t…

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…

Start spreading the news

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…

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,…