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…

Blessing boxes…1,502 miles later

Boom! The big pay-off, not for Cesar but for those of us who were blessed to make Blessing Boxes for impoverished children in Haiti. Just look at that face. It started last December at CRC World Headquarters. Heart of Worship, one of our nonprofit partners, runs a school in Haiti. Ninety percent of all the…

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…

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…

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,…

Paperwork

Certain things just don’t come to mind when you become a nonprofit executive. All you’re thinking about is the satisfaction of serving others and the idealism of a society in which everyone is given an even shot at the brass ring. But then comes the paperwork of running what is, in the final analysis, a…

Mystery boxes

A more traditional enterprise might call this inventory control. We just call it sorting. CRC is truly blessed to get bulk donations from several major distributors that come boxed like mystery Christmas presents. You just never know what’s inside until you open the box and some of the contents can be, well, silly. Even slightly…

Bacon crackers

We are having a very-high powered meeting this afternoon with a possible collaborator on our pallet project. Since it is our custom to serve light cocktails by the dock door on sunny 80-degree days, we needed a suitable accompaniment. And it is Bacon Wednesday. So we will be serving bacon crackers. I’ll just get right…

Pallets, people

Don’t you hate it when it’s right there in front of your face and you miss it? It seems like forever that we’ve been trying to figure out a social enterprise model that fits with CRC. Social enterprise = a profitable revenue stream. Moolah. But, as I can tell you from the 134 classes on…

Bacon pancakes

It is once again Bacon Wednesday at the world headquarters of the Community Resource Center. We are particularly deserving of Bacon Wednesday this week because we held the giveaway yesterday and Monday. More than 60 of our nonprofit partners got basic necessities for their clients such as soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies and laundry…