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 are wearing socks,” she said.

It’s going to be bitterly cold in a couple of days. Bone chilling cold. Imagine yourself out in the biting wind, without socks or gloves or a blanket.

CRC won’t provide every pair of socks the homeless will need this weekend, but we made a dent. We made a dent.


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: Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

4 thoughts on “Socks

  1. I read your sock blog entry and just had to write you and introduce Comfort Socks, a non-profit organization that may be of interest to you and your followers.

    Comfort Socks is a 501(c)3 public charity that provides new socks to homeless shelters all across the United States.
    Aside from the obvious hygiene benefits of new socks for homeless people and families, our mission is one of Comfort. We believe that new socks simply feel good, and will help tend to the soul as well as the body of someone going through a difficult time.

    Comfort Socks welcomes volunteers to organize sock drives and spread the word about our work.
    To learn how you can help, please visit our website @

    Thank you for acting on the compassion in your heart and stepping forward to help others.

    Please follow our twitter and our blog, so you can always be up to date with what’s happening.

    Theresa Tese
    Comfort Socks
    PO Box 477
    Supply, NC 28462
    (910) 269-8577

  2. This breaks my heart! Thanks so much for all you do!!! Jeff, Levi and I carried blankets, socks and gloves to two of our families tonight: They were so excited…..and plan on delivering more tomorrow….With the cold weather this weekend they will be a little warmer thanks to you two chicks….Leta

  3. My husband and kids and I made ten bags with socks (and snacks, t-shirts, and toiletries) and brought them over to the Mission because we didn’t know where else to bring them. Is that the best thing to do if we collect a nice bin of socks? Thanks–Sara

    1. Sara – How cool are you! It is wonderful that you have made giving a family affair. There are many great organizations in middle Tennessee including the Mission. Our agency, Community Resource Center, provides basic household necessities like socks to over 80 nonprofits in the area.

      We will be starting a new campaign in the coming months callled “Drives for Dignity.” With the program, we hope to get families, civic and religious groups, and others involved in collecting NEW socks, underwear, hygiene items, and more. These items will be given to the nonprofits we serve through our monthly giveaways – Supply Central.

      By donating to CRC, you can impact many agencies with one donation. We make it a point to survey those we serve on what they need most. This helps us to match donations with those who can put them to the best use. Visit our website to read all about Community Resource Center – the Lifeline for Middle Tennessee Nonprofits.

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