Bacon Wednesday: Bacon, cheese and fig jam pinwheels

For your snacking pleasure on this way-too-cold “I want it to be spring” day. Even if it’s 39 degrees out at the end of March, bacon makes everything better. Your tip for the day: Bake your bacon. Four-hundred degree oven. Foil-covered rimmed baking sheet. About 20 minutes depending on the thickness of your bacon. It…

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…

The lunch ladies

Betsy and I love visiting our nonprofit partners. It helps us understand how to better serve them. So a couple weeks ago, we journeyed to far-off Clarksville to visit with Deborah Wydra with the Community Action Agency. They have a slew of programs that help people, but we focused on one: Old Firehouse Day Shelter….

The delivery boys

Donors don’t give to us; they give through us. CRC has a very special relationship with Tim and Ronald from Progressive Directions. They’re our friends, our collaborators and our delivery boys. Every month or so, Tim and Ronald drive the Progressive Directions truck down from Clarksville to make a pick-up at a major retailer that…

The delivery boys

Donors don’t give to us; they give through us. CRC has a very special relationship with Tim and Ronald from Progressive Directions. They’re our friends, our collaborators and our delivery boys. Every month or so, Tim and Ronald drive the Progressive Directions truck down from Clarksville to make a pick-up at a major retailer that…

Professional Warehouse Management

Yes, this is just what it looks like. After years of training in professional warehouse management (not), sometimes you just have to throw caution to the winds. Last Friday, Betsy had pretty much had it. Her daughter, Kirsten, had stayed up all night. Then Betsy’s car wouldn’t start. Then she drove out to a major…

Professional Warehouse Management

Yes, this is just what it looks like. After years of training in professional warehouse management (not), sometimes you just have to throw caution to the winds. Last Friday, Betsy had pretty much had it. Her daughter, Kirsten, had stayed up all night. Then Betsy’s car wouldn’t start. Then she drove out to a major…

Philosophy Tuesday: Patience

Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing. It waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.”  ― Fulton J. Sheen You know who knows this better than anyone? Nonprofits – especially what we call “Mom and Pop” nonprofits. Those are…

Philosophy Tuesday: Patience

Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing. It waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.”  ― Fulton J. Sheen You know who knows this better than anyone? Nonprofits – especially what we call “Mom and Pop” nonprofits. Those are…

Covered in sticky notes

The Chicks love to visit our partner agencies.  All our 90 nonprofit partners do such important work and it’s nice to get out in the field every once in awhile to see what they’re up to. So yesterday, Betsy and I visited the Hope Family Health Clinic in Westmoreland. The clinic provides medical care to…