The name’s not catchy, but the mission is. The Community Resource Center provides basic household necessities to other nonprofit agencies in Middle Tennessee and their clients. We have everything from toothbrushes to couches, soap and shampoo to shower curtains. All the personal hygiene products are new; the larger items are gently used and donated in bulk by corporations. We serve a diverse group of clients including the homeless, the mentally and physically challenged, victims of domestic violence, at-risk youth, disadvantaged seniors and others in desperate need.
Our nonprofit partners include large charities such as Catholic Charities, World Relief, the Campus for Human Development, Alive Hospice and Fifty Forward. But we also have a lot of “mom and pop” partners, nonprofit agencies that exist on a wing, a prayer and help from the Community Resource Center. In all, more than 80 nonprofits in Middle Tennessee partner with CRC for the benefit of their clients.
Last year, CRC gave away more than $1 million in donated goods, not only helping our most fragile citizens but also keeping perfectly good surplus inventory out of landfills and dumps. We are tickled pink that we are so green.