Spring at the warehouse

Our Hot Pink Flamingos

The best thing about being Two Chicks in a Warehouse is that when spring comes Betsy and I can just bust it out. We are not in a traditional business or even traditional  nonprofit. We’re warehouse rats. The office outfit of the day is shorts and flip flops. Our lawn chairs are positioned at the open dock door for strategic planning sessions. This year we might even get some lounge chairs for a little tanning action in the parking lot.

“Hello!” we might chirp as we answer the phone. “Can you hold a minute while we freshen our sweet tea and flip the burgers on the grill?”

This year, because of a wonderful donation from a major retailer, we got a few fun yard art items and decided to spruce up the parking lot. Doesn’t everybody want plastic pink flamingos and a piggy wind moving thingie in their parking lot? Well, we certainly do.

We are not in a frivolous business. We are in the getting basic necessities to those in desperate need business. And we do take it seriously. Right now, Betsy is getting together Community Cares baskets for homeless people entering transitional housing. Basic stuff like kitchenware, bath items, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products.

Someone will start a new life of dignity and hope with items from the Community Resource Center.

Yes, we are in a serious business. But we are not serious all the time. In fact, hardly ever. I’m going to visit my flamingos now.

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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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