Southern Belles

A Southern Belle looked after by Caregiver Relief

The Chicks rarely get to see the recipients of what we distribute to our nonprofit partners. It can be a blessing to be “the supply line to the front lines of poverty” because assisting those in need face-to-face, day in and day out, is hard and emotionally draining work. But we also never get to see the smiles on the faces of those who receive new clothing, personal hygiene products, the host of other things we distribute or, yes, a new hat.

Joyce Adams is one of those compassionate people on the front lines. Her agency, Caregiver Relief, assists those caring for chronically ill people. The other day she sent along this note, with a couple of photos: “Here are two lovely “belles” with Alzheimer’s disease that were soooo excited to have a new hat! It is a simple thing to us, but these little “gifts” really brighten the long days of many people here in Bedford County. Thanks for ALL you all do!” Joyce Adams

New things are seldom seen by many of our most fragile citizens. But we are fortunate that we have corporate donors who understand that a new coffee cup, hat or piece of jewelry is an unimagined luxury to those in senior centers, recovery programs or homeless shelters. Yes, CRC provides the basic necessities of life, but it’s those special gifts that really light up the eyes of some who may struggle to find a little joy in their daily lives.


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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