Nashville Radio Show: Community Resource Center

Community Resource Center is the supply line to the front lines of poverty. CRC serves more than 90 nonprofit agencies, providing them with new household goods, bedding, kitchenware, cleaning supplies, clothing and personal hygiene items for their clients in need. Our agencies represent a diverse client base including at-risk children, disadvantaged seniors, victims of domestic violence, refugees resettling in Middle Tennessee, the homeless, those battling addiction, those with mental and physical challenges and other people in desperate need.

Our mission:

  • To provide basic essentials and small luxuries to improve the lives of middle Tennessee’s most vulnerable neighbors and empowering our partner agencies to focus on their primary missions and services.

How do we do that:

  • Over 3 million dollars in retail goods are donated to CRC by corporate donors
  • Cracker Barrel, Vanity Fair, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dollar General
  • Groups and Corporations host Basic Essentials Drives
  • 10 key items are needed: shampoo, bars of soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, dish soap, laundry detergent, diapers/wipes, deodorant, Feminine Hygiene products, lotion, and toilet paper
  • Partner with organizations like Feed the Children, PENCIL Foundation, Layman Lessons to exchange products that better serve our organizations
  • Purchase goods at high reduced prices including imported goods, liquidated stores and bulk purchasing

What do we do with the stuff?

  • We work with over 100 middle Tennessee nonprofits
  • Each month nonprofits ‘shop’ in our Distribution Center and take the goods that will help them accomplish their mission
  • Partnering with middle Tennessee school districts to provide goods for their nursing offices, Family Resource Centers and students in need
  • Work with area nonprofits to provide products within their programs like Boys and Girls Club with their SMART program that offers health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement for girls ages 8 to 17

How can you help:

  • Volunteer
  • Sorting - do you love unwrapping presents, every box is like a unknown gift
  • Special Events - Pilgrimage Festival, Oyster Easter, & Gingerbread Ville
  • Committees/ Board - we need your specialized knowledge to help us move our organization in many ways
  • Donate
  • For every dollar we raise, we can turn it into $17 of retail goods
  • Silent Auction items are needed several times a year
  • Do you have access to NEW overstock goods or surplus inventory

Learn more: http://www.crcnashville.org/

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