Give this woman some space

Ingrid, right, just needs a little square foot love
Ingrid, right, just needs a little square foot love

Ingrid Regen is on a mission to bring art to anyone who wants to play. She’s started a nonprofit that will combine a sort of Goodwill store of art supplies and programs to encourage kids of all ages to let loose their creative juices. And she’s all about reuse, which the Chicks are up with, and will happily take your fabric samples, half-empty paint tubes, sequins, glitter, wine corks, toothpicks – anything that can be turned into artistic masterpieces.

You can check out what she’s up to on the Creative Reuse Center’s Facebook page.

But what I’m really here to talk to you about is giving Ingrid some space. Some actual square footage to store her art supplies and hold her classes. Space is one of the biggest challenges of starting a nonprofit. And Ingrid’s not picky. The space has to be somewhere that parents would feel safe bringing their children, but that’s about it. Just after the flood, when I desperately posted to Facebook for some temporary warehouse space, I got a response in about 10 minutes which is how the Chicks found the wonderful Robert Craig at A+ Storage.

I know there’s someone out there with a spare classroom, basement, warehouse who wants to give a start-up nonprofit a hand up so that children, in particular those who aren’t exposed to the wonderful world of art, can play with glue and construction paper and whatever else Ingrid has on her supply shelves. Just send her a message on the Creative Reuse Center’s FB page. “Psst, I got space.” That’s all she needs.

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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

One thought on “Give this woman some space

  1. Wow, Catherine! I love your writing style… I couldn’t have said it any better myself. Thank you for your support of this vision.

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