Up-Cycle Nashville

Patio table with drink holder

The pallet project now has a name: Up-Cycle Nashville. And we have prototypes! Kim has been hard at work at the Community Resource Center World Headquarters in her well-appointed workshop (folding table holding her tools) and in the outdoor construction area (concrete slab near

Planter on wheels

the back door) creating the first of what we hope will be an ongoing social enterprise to diversity CRC’s revenue stream (money, money, money). We think the first pieces look pretty spiffy. The drink holder in the patio table is made from rain gutters, perfect for nestling a few cold brewskies or a bottle of wine. The table is on casters so you can easily move it.

The planter is also on casters. Plant your tomatoes too early? No problem! Just move the planter indoors. The prototype Kim made is deep for root crops or vegetables that put down long roots. But we can make the planters any

Small patio table

depth and width. We can also paint or stain any of the furniture to the buyer’s specifications. We are putting together our business plan and reaching out to several nonprofits who assist teens and young adults in need for our workforce. But in the meantime, anyone who might need a stylish planter or a lovely patio table made from pallets that would have gone to a landfill – you just give us a shout and we’ll hook you up.

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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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