We love our volunteers

The first day of the Christmas Giveaway has been one of the easiest ever and it’s all because of our wonderful volunteers.

Over the weekend, Betsy marshaled a small army of volunteers to come to the warehouse to sort giveaway items and start making the piles for each agency to pick up. We do this in early December to make sure every agency has what they need to play Santa to their own clients.

Today was the first actual giveaway day and the agencies started arriving right at 9 a.m. Today’s volunteers helped load cars and make more piles for tomorrow’s giveaway.

Amy Warner, Felissa Ariazi, Tiffany Stafford and Kelsie Kimbro

So here’s a huge shout-out to all the folks who volunteered today. We had a group from Volunteer State and let me tell you they lived up to their school name. They even happily wore the Santa hats that Betsy ordered. I am not a hat girl, but I admire those people who can carry that look off.

That’s Betsy with the antlers. Definitely a hat girl.

Jim and Glyna Aderhold have enjoy their time at Oyster Easter (CRC’s main fundraiser) and let us know how much they loved the party by giving back to CRC at Christmas. Jim was our only man on hand during the morning and  he may have gotten a little more heavy lifting than he anticipated.

Justin Silva and Barbara Millard read about us on the Hands On Nashville site and also showed up to help.  Jim was especially glad to see Justin!

Betsy and I really are two chicks in a warehouse. We don’t need help often, but when we do we need it big time. Thanks to all the folks who opened their hearts and strained a few muscles today so that our nonprofit agencies could get on with helping those who are so much in need this time of year.

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About CRC Nashville

Who are we? We are literally two chicks - Catherine Mayhew and Betsy Everett, and a warehouse - the Community Resource Center (CRC). In short, CRC is a non-profit organization that provides household goods, furniture, and appliances to people in desperate need. Think of us as Robin Hoods – without the stealing. Catherine is a former journalist and Betsy is a marketing chick. We are both devoted to acquiring stuff – good stuff, no junk – because that’s what our most fragile citizens deserve. If you have metal desks, televisions that don’t work or underwear you don’t want anymore, don’t give it to us. We’ll sneer at you. If you are companies that have excess primo stuff like furniture in good condition, school supplies, personal hygiene items or pretty much anything else, we’ll be your new best friends. For more information: www.crcnashville.org Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

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