School supplies for everyone


Little girlNothing gets the Chicks more excited than the annual School Supply Giveaway in late July.

I am searching every wholesale website for deals on backpacks, socks, underwear and children’s clothing. Betsy is at a fever pitch of activity, cleaning the shelves of major retailers that have deeply discounted notebooks, pencils, crayons and other school supplies. It’s fun to collect it all at the warehouse, but it’s more fun to give it away to 600 children in extreme need.

I know I’ve been on this particular soapbox before, but many people don’t realize that children go back to school either in dirty underwear, socks and clothing or, in some cases, no underwear or socks. Other kids make fun of them. And that just deflates their self-esteem. So the Chicks are BIG on underwear and socks.

We’ll do this again, on a more limited basis, in January when the kids go back to school. They are our future. If anyone out there wants to help with a Drive for Dignity to get donated new socks and underwear, just say the word and we’ll bring a bin.


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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