Getting your money’s worth

This is just a great opportunity for horn tooting. Nonprofit agencies pay anywhere from $125 to $300 a year to be members at CRC. Tennessee Cares for Kids is a relatively new member. They are a great group that helps children entering foster care.

Since joining CRC a few months ago, here’s what they’ve gotten from us:

3,800 square feet of new carpet and padding

2 new dinette sets

16 file cabinets

3 desks

1 conference room table

40 folding chairs

1 fax machine

12 office chairs

1 corkboard and 1 whiteboard

And that’s not even counting the basic household necessities they pick up at the monthly giveaways.

What this means is that Tennessee Cares for Kids can devote the money they would have spent on these fairly expensive items to directly serve their clients, these precious children. You know, CRC may have a low profile in the community at large but I can tell you that, modestly, we are well loved in the nonprofit community. Almost all of our 90 nonprofit partners could make a similar list.

Horn tooting adjourned.

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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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