It’s What We Do!
Supply Central / Monthly Giveaways provide new household merchandise such as cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, clothing, toys and more to nonprofit agencies and their clients. Some merchandise is obtained at liquidation sales and other items are donated. Each month, we hold a free giveaway for our nonprofit partners to come and pick up their supplies.
Community Cares provides basic household necessities to those entering transitional and affordable housing.
In-House Referral matches donors with large items such as furniture and appliances with nonprofits in need.
Christmas Giveaway allows our nonprofit partners to play Santa to their clients. Every December, CRC gives away tens of thousands of dollars of gift items to our partners.
Every year, over 60 agencies receive school supplies through the School Supply Giveaway. Items like backpacks, clothing, pencils, and paper are distributed to at-risk children throughout Middle Tennessee. With the help of the First Tennessee Bank, the Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund, Publix Super Markets Charities, and Nashville Predators foundation, students can go to school in clean clothing with new backpacks and the supplies they need to succeed.
Since May 2010, CRC has distributed approximately $3 million worth of items to flood survivors. This includes basic hygiene and cleaning products, clothing, construction supplies, furniture, and other household items. If you are a flood survivor in need assistance call 211 or visit the Nashville Flood Recovery website
When disaster strikes, CRC responds as the Materials Manager for the Office of Emergency Management. CRC manages, inventories and distributes donations for disaster relief and recovery.
CRC was itself part of the historic May 2010 floods in Nashville, with the Cumberland River overtaking our building and flooding it with 9 feet of water (ours is the building with the red roof). CRC immediately moved to temporary warehouse space and began distributing donations on behalf of the Mayor’s Office. At one point, we operated out of four separate warehouses and distributed more than $4 million in relief and recovery supplies, including more than 3,000 pieces of new furniture.
Thanks to generous donations from the Frist Foundation, the Melkus Family Foundation, the HCA Foundation and the United Way’s Restore the Dream Fund, CRC rebuilt bigger and better than ever.