Liberating the Soul

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”  ~Maya Angelou

I can’t believe I’ve been at CRC for a whole year! Time flies when you’re having fun, and what we do is fun.  Every month we get to give stuff away to our nonprofit partners. It’s like being Santa.

This month we have pants, sweatshirts, and toilet paper.  Nothing fancy, but a pair of pants is a pair of pants. When temps are in the 30’s, green pants look pretty good to someone who’s wearing holey jeans. A warm sweatshirt is a blessing to a kid who doesn’t have a coat.

Giving stuff to people in need is cool, but my favorite part of the giveaways is talking to our nonprofit partners.  They are amazing people living lives of service. Even when they are struggling, they give of their time and talents to help others.   They are truly inspiring.

When Catherine hired me, she told me about insurance, vacation time, and a flexible schedule.  She didn’t mention the added benefit of soul liberation. This job is a constant reminder to be thankful.

Betsy A. Everett, Chick 2


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

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