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,…

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…

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…

Funny hats

Oh, we are all about hats here at CRC, especially at this time of year when a legion of volunteers joins us to sort inventory for our giant Christmas Giveaway. In the next week, we will distribute more than $100,000 in Christmas gifts to our nonprofit partners so their clients will be remembered this holiday…

Weather weenies

The day before giveaway And all through the warehouse Boxes are everywhere And probably a stray mouse The agencies will be here To pick up their presents So Christmas will come To those who have less The high today will be 22 degrees. There is snow and ice on the ground. Our temporary 90,000-square-foot warehouse…

Funny hats

Is it a real job when part of your duties are digging through boxes of fantastic donations and putting on funny hats? I think so. Most definitely. We are at the airport warehouse on Saturday with some fantastic volunteers who are donating their time to sort donations for our Christmas Giveaway. You just never know…