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…

‘Beggars can’t be choosers’

Just a little bit of a rant here. We have practically had “no used clothes” tatooed on our foreheads for the last month. It’s on the website. It’s in every listing about CRC. And yet people persist in cleaning out their attics and trying to dump their refuse on our doorstep in the name of…

Socks

Today we gave away socks, really good heavy duty socks. We gave away blankets and we gave away gloves. Della Baker from the Mental Health Cooperative was telling me yesterday that case workers go out to seek their homeless clients to give them something to drink, a snack and a pair of socks. “They never…

Help for the homeless

People may cross the street when they see a homeless person approaching them. It’s a natural reaction. No one wants to confront their own worst fears. There, but for the grace of God, go I. One of the most forward-thinking nonprofits in town, Urban Housing Solutions, is making real headway into building new lives for…