Here is a quick link to our most current needs including Basic Essentials, Afghan Allies support, and current disaster support

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Want to help from your couch?  Here is way to order items that we need and have them sent directly to the CRC                 

giving options

Wanting to give to help financially sustain the CRC during this troubling times?  Here are way to support us financially

CRC Intiatives


Middle Tennessee’s favorite holiday fundraiser is back! Kickoff the holiday season by buying your Gingerbreadville Kit today! Buy one to share with friends or family, Or buy two or more for a friendly Gingerbread House decorating competition! You and your loved ones are sure to make sugar-filled memories together while creating your Gingerbreadville masterpiece! 

Our Programs

What our partners say about us:

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I volunteered to help unload kits and had an amazing day. It was so wonderful to see the residents come down and interact with the social workers as they picked up their kits. The gratitude and human kindness I witnessed yesterday will sustain me for a long time. It makes me proud to work for MDHA and grateful to have such incredible and generous partners like Community Resource Center and the Frist Foundation. 

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Fifty Forward

Partnering with CRC has been one of our greatest partnerships. When Covid 19 shut everything down 7 months ago, CRC came to our rescue. FiftyForward Bordeaux was able to pick up FREE items to share with members. The items became a lifeline for our members.


❤️ Compassion. Kindness. Radical Generosity. ❤️

That’s what #GivingTuesday is all about it. And that’s EXACTLY what you did. 🫶

Thanks to this incredible community, the CRC raised over $15,000 this GivingTuesday - which exceeded our goal!

Because of your support, we can say YES to every child, individual and family who who has asked for our help this holiday season!

We are so grateful to everyone who donated, shared and supported us in this effort. It takes a village to do this work and we’ve got the best one around ❤️

Thank you for always showing up when we need you most. We couldn’t be more grateful for each and every one of you 🌟

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Isn’t that what it’s all about?!

We got this note from a neighbor after he received his monthly hygiene kit. He didn’t thank us for soap, lotion, or laundry powder - he thanked us for love ❤️

We’re on a mission to love as many neighbors as possible this holiday season by providing free and consistent access to life’s most basic needs.

If you’re still looking to give back this #GivingTuesday, we’d be honored to have your support. Your donation, big or small, helps put love in motion.

Let’s love our neighbors well, friends. It’s the best gift we can give ❤️

Visit the link in our bio to donate.

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📣 Hygiene Supplies are School Supplies

This November, the CRC has provided over 80,000 free hygiene items to 217 schools across Middle Tennessee.

And next month? We need to provide 116,000 hygiene supplies. Why? Because that’s how much teachers and school staff members have ALREADY requested for the students and families they serve.

This #GivingTuesday, we need your help to fill the CRC shelves. Your donation will provide the essential supplies our children need just to come to school every day.

🚫NO student should ever have to come to school feeling unclean. 🚫NO parent or caregiver should ever feel incapable of meeting their child’s most basic needs.

Donate now at the #GivingTuesday link in our bio. Just 7 hours left to help us meet our goal! ❤️ 🧼 🫶

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Back in October, the CRC provided nearly 900 Hygiene Kits to our partners at United Ministries Food Bank in Robertson County.

16 days later, those kits had all been distributed.

This is a thank you note we got from a grandmother who received a Hygiene Kit. She took time out of her day - which is clearly busy enough - to say thank you for the Basics.

What if we all felt so grateful? For soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, and toothpaste - the things that allow us to keep ourselves and our loved ones clean.

On this #GivingTuesday, we need your support to ensure that everyone has access to the Basics - the things that no one stops to think about… unless you can’t afford them. With your help, we can give Hygiene to the Holidays to more than 40,000 households this December.

We’re almost halfway to our goal. Can you help?

Donate now at the link in our bio ❤️ 🧼

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#GivingTuesday2022 is here! ❤️

As you get ready for your day, we hope you’ll slow down to notice all the everyday basics you used. A 🪥, deodorant, some clean clothes 🧺 , and maybe even a bar of soap 🧼. We use these things every day and often don’t even think twice.

But, the reality is that, to so many of our neighbors, these “everyday basics” are a luxury they can’t afford.

Today, the CRC needs your help to ensure that ALL our neighbors have access to life’s most basic essentials, regardless of their ability to afford the cost of being clean 🫧

Can you help give Hygiene for the Holidays to our neighbors in need?

Donate now at the link in our bio. All gifts up to $5,000 will be MATCHED!

Together, let’s give the gift of soap AND hope to our neighbors this holiday season ❤️ 🧼 ❤️

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As we enter the holiday season, we know there are too many neighbors who are struggling. In fact, the CRC has already received requests for 198,720 hygiene items in December – the highest number of items ever requested in a single month from the CRC.
Truthfully? We know we don’t have enough on our shelves to meet this unprecedented need.
But we also know that we’re not in this alone.
With #GivingTuesday just one week away, the CRC is asking for your help. We’ve set a goal to raise $10,000 from now through Tuesday, November 29.  With $10,000, we can buy the additional supplies we need to say YES to every child, individual, and family who has asked for our help.
It’s a big goal, but we know we can do it together.
Join us between now and Tuesday, Nov. 29 to give Hygiene for the Holidays. Your gift, no matter the size, helps us give life’s most basic essentials to our neighbors in need this holiday season. 

Give now at the link in our bio ❤️

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We're just two weeks away from #GivingTuesday, one of the biggest global generosity movements in the world. It's an easy day to forget - sandwiched in between Cyber Monday and Black Friday - all designed to tell us what we need to buy this holiday season.

But what about the things our neighbors need?

On November 29, we hope you’ll join the CRC in giving Hygiene for the Holidays to our neighbors. Together, we can give the gift of health, hygiene, and human dignity this holiday season ❤️

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We are SO excited to be a part of this year’s Cozy Fest, brought to you by @nashvilleblanketproject and @12southfarmersmarket ❤️

Come see the CRC THIS Sunday between 12-4 pm at Sevier Park! Bring a few hygiene items with you - soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. - and you’ll get a $5 gift card to @thegrilledcheeserie that you can use at their food truck that day, OR at their Hillsboro store! 🥪

Get a jump start on some holiday shopping AND help fill the CRC truck with hygiene items for our neighbors!🧼 🧴 🫧

Let’s Get Cozy!! 🍂🎁🥪

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🎉 It’s LIVE!! 🎉

The holiday season is here with the kickoff of our annual Gingerbreadville Sale supporting the @crcmidtn!

Each Gingerbreadville Kit includes:

🏠 1 Pre-assembled Gingerbread House
❤️💙 Multiple Frosting Options
🍬🍭 Overflowing amount of candy themed in red & green (Christmas) or blue & silver (Hanukkah) colors.

And the best part? With every Gingerbreadville House you purchase, you’re giving back to your community! 😍 Proceeds from this year’s sale will help provide hygiene and household essentials to our neighbors who otherwise struggle to afford these basic needs. 🧼 🧴

⏰ Don’t have time to decorate this year? How about donating a House instead?!

The CRC has partnered with @mnps_hero to spread Gingerbreadville cheer to students and families experiencing homelessness. This year, you can donate a Gingerbreadville House to give the gift of holiday memories to a student and their family this season ❤️ 🍭 🍬

Last year’s Gingerbreadville Houses sold out in just THREE DAYS! Buy yours today at the link in our bio!!

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🚨 Wishlist Wednesday — Can you help? 🚨

We are in need of the following items this week:

❤️ Natural haircare products
❤️ Tampons of all sizes
❤️ Deodorant

These three items are desperately low in our warehouse at the moment. Today alone, we had to tell 8 schools and nonprofit partners that we did not have enough of these items to fulfill their entire order. We gave what we could, but we hate knowing that there are neighbors who couldn’t get what they need.

🛒Can you help fill our shelves?? 🛒

With just one click, you can send these items directly to our warehouse. Shop our @amazon Wishlist at the link in our bio. 👆

Thank you for helping the CRC erase barriers to basic hygiene for our students and families here in Middle Tennessee. ❤️

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🎊 We’re starting this week off with a celebration! 🎉

Why?!? The CRC has been chosen as a finalist in this year’s @impact100nashville Ending the Cycle grant! 🤩😍🥳

Thank you to the Impact100 Grant Committee and to the incredible community of changemakers at Impact100 for recognizing Hygiene Insecurity as an important and unmet need in our community. Too many of our neighbors struggle to afford these everyday essentials and it’s TIME TO END THE CYCLE. 🧼 🧴 🪥 🫧 🧺

Congratulations to all the finalists who are doing incredible work in our community. We are honored to be among you ❤️

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