By the books

CRC has more than 90 nonprofit partners that need us for everything from personal hygiene products to new clothing to basic household necessities for their clients. Not every nonprofit agency is a good fit with CRC. But that doesn’t mean The Chicks can’t find a way to make a mutually beneficial relationship work. Take Book…

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…

Not allowed

Oh, joy. So I arrive at CRC World Headquarters this morning to find this. An old, giant, heavy TV plopped down by our front door. Gee, thanks! NOT. So, without sounding too acerbic, here are the rules for donating items to the Community Resource Center: Ask first. We have telephones and we have e-mail. Please…

Not allowed

Oh, joy. So I arrive at CRC World Headquarters this morning to find this. An old, giant, heavy TV plopped down by our front door. Gee, thanks! NOT. So, without sounding too acerbic, here are the rules for donating items to the Community Resource Center: Ask first. We have telephones and we have e-mail. Please…

Junk: Adding insult to injury

I am doing a slow burn today,  looking at six pallets of junk that ended up in the warehouse because of my stupidity. A compassionate person I shall not name held a donation drive for tornado victims in Alabama, but she couldn’t find a truck to transport the donations. She tells me the donations are…

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…