“They’re ruining my display,” laments Betsy as she watches our non-profit partners at this month’s giveaway. Betsy is ridiculous  about organization. Absolutely ridiculous.

Here she is last week, sorting through boxes of what we in the trade call “surplus inventory” – stuff that companies don’t want but that is perfectly good and usually new. Betsy is so happy. She could sort stuff all day long. In fact, she’s pretty much taken over the sorting. I no longer apparently have the sorting skill. I used to. But no more. Now I am merely the helper. It took three days last week to sort through everything for this giveaway and Betsy savored every second of it.

But now, here they are. Those pesky nonprofit partners. And they want things and in the process of getting them they are ruining Betsy’s display. She sits at our makeshift desk in our temporary warehouse and stews over the fact that our partners are messing things up. At least in her eyes.

It’s a curse, really. Betsy has to endure this decline in organizational civility every month. We might have to seek treatment for her.


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

2 thoughts on “Organization

    1. We are working through the Restore the Dream Centers operated by United Way. If you contact United Way they can tell you where the nearest center to you is and they will get you into the system.

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