600 kids

Six hundred at-risk kids are going back to school in style. And let me start by saying that there is no mechanism for taking a sexy photo of the school — or any other — giveaway. It is just not exciting to see reps from all our nonprofit partners gathering up stuff and putting it…

Catherine’s underwear

I know I’ll get a lot of porn hits because of that headline. Let’s just see how disappointed they are when they realize it’s not my actual underwear. Every year, the Chicks hold a School Supply Giveaway for 600 extreme at-risk children. We provide new backpacks, school supplies, clothing and two items that children often…

School daze

So for the past two days, the Chicks have been giving away backpacks, notebooks, pencils, glue sticks….all the good stuff that makes up our annual School Supply Giveaway. The Community Resource Center serves 600 extreme at-risk children every year, not only with school supplies but also personal hygiene products and clothing that helps them return…

Nuts gather here

Finally, finally, we had our first giveaway back at CRC in more than a year. We were all giddy with excitement. Betsy spent days arranging all the school supplies, which is always what we give away in early August to send the kidlets back to school with the essentials to succeed. And we always throw…

Tidy is as tidy does

As in Type A. A-place-for-everything-and-everything-in-it’s-place organization. That’s the ticket for Miss Betsy Alice Everett. A disorganized space actually hurts the girl’s eyes. So Betsy was thrilled when volunteers from a church in Avon, Indiana, who were here volunteering for flood recovery (yes, dammit, it’s still going on) had a little spare time and helped organize…

Tale of two Targets

I am not embarrassed to report that the Chicks will shop for the best deal we can get for the big School Supply Giveaway. Sometimes it’s our liquidation wholesaler, sometimes it’s an Internet deal and sometimes it’s a big box retailer. Well, of course, this feeds right into Betsy’s shopping addiction. She tried a self-imposed…