I apologize

Sorry to have been away so long. I know, I know. Pathetic. The last time I posted it was before Christmas and I was planning to make a bacon gingerbread house. I did not. A few things got in the way.

Sock Monkey Betsy
Sock Monkey Betsy

First off, the Christmas Giveaway. Our warehouse was so full that Betsy and I looked like hoarders, carefully navigating our way through tiny aisles surrounded by towering boxes of potentially deadly heavy items. OK, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic.  But we had a lot of stuff to dig through in order to make up the piles for our nonprofit partners. It did not help that Betsy just could not resist playing with a few things she found along the way. Why wouldn’t you want a sock monkey apron and hat? So chic. So irresistible.

At any rate, we got through the giveaway and distributed more than $200,000 to our nonprofits for their clients. Usually, we just shut the warehouse down after that because everyone’s been served and we’re pooped. But this year, people kept needing things and other people wanted to keep giving us stuff. So we kept going. And going. Until it was a few days before Christmas when we just ran off screaming. Not to appear callous or ungrateful.

Then there was that week between Christmas and New Year’s when everyone in Middle Tennessee got sick. EVERYONE. People were wearing surgical masks to the Piggly Wiggly. No one wants to read about that in a blog.

And then it was early January and it suddenly occurred to me that I had two grants due and it was time to write them since I was no longer on my death bed.

I realize that our vast number of subscribers (hee-hee) have not been sitting in front of their computers, constantly hitting refresh until a new blog post came up. But there is a certain responsibility that comes with blogging. It is that you expect the blogger to actually write in a timely manner. I will do better in 2013. It’s a New Year’s resolution. I promise. I know you are thrilled.



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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