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 use them to ask if your donation is useful and can be distributed to other nonprofits. We are not the city dump.
- Bulk surplus inventory and basic necessities we purchase for our partners are our bread and butter. If you have surplus inventory of almost any type we will take it and find a use for it. If you have surplus inventory that involves personal care products, laundry detergent, or new underwear or socks, we will name our conference room after you.
- Please remember that if you dump stuff on our doorstep, we will have to pay to get rid of it and that upsets the Chicks. We are “no drama” kind of girls so you really don’t want to upset us.
To all the generous donors who provide useful items to CRC that enrich the lives of the tens of thousands of people in need we serve through our nonprofit partners, THANK YOU. To the person who dumped the TV on our doorstep when we weren’t looking…read the rules. Follow the rules.