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CRC Intiatives

Dishin’ Up Dignity

Find out all about Dishin’ Up Dignity – the CRC’s inaugural International Women’s Day luncheon, which featured a conversation on period poverty and its impact on students in Middle Tennessee.    

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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.


The CRC is devastated by the tragic events that occurred today at the Covenant School in Nashville. Our hearts are utterly broken for the precious lives lost, their families, and for the entire Covenant School community. Our hearts are with you.

Condolences are not enough 💔

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In 2021, 1 in 4 students reported that they struggled to access or afford period products - an increase from 1 in 5 in 2019.

Period Poverty is on the rise in our local schools, yet only 9 states provide the funding that schools need to provide these products for their students.

Until legislation catches up, the CRC is on a mission to fill the gap in Middle Tennessee. We’ve set a goal to distribute 500,000 period products to our community in 2023 - ensuring that students don’t miss school simply because they can’t afford tampons or pads.

You can join the movement to #endthecycle of period poverty for students in Middle Tennessee. Head to the link in our bio to make a donation today. Just $50 provides 500 😮 🤩 period products to students in need.

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We're so excited to debut this short film about Period Poverty, recorded and produced by students from right here in Middle Tennessee.

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Did you know that 1 in 4 students experience period poverty right here in our community?


🚫Because period products aren't covered by government assistance.

🛒Because period products are taxed as luxury items.

🏫Because schools aren't funded to provide period products to their students.

This is a statistic that we have the POWER to change - and our local students and educators are asking for our help.

Join the movement to end the cycle of period poverty in our local schools. Visit the link in our bio to make a donation today. Your donation provides free, high-quality period products to more than 250 schools 😯 🤩 in our community.

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Thank you to the students and teachers who contributed to this project. And a special thank you to @em.ilyjoy who produced this incredible short film ❤️

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Our Why ❤️

🧼 Why Hygiene? Because too many of our neighbors are doing everything they can just to make ends’ meet.

🧴 Why Hygiene? Because all our neighbors, young and old, deserve to feel clean.

🪥 Why Hygiene? Because it’s a Basic Need.

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The CRC is proud to be Middle Tennessee’s only Hygiene Hub. Together, we are working to remove barriers to basic hygiene for our neighbors in need ❤️

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Each February, Black History Month serves as a celebration of the achievements of Black Americans and a time to reflect on and gain insight from the Black experience.

The CRC honors Black History Month as an annual reminder of the year-long commitment we must make to create more equity in our work. The CRC is deeply committed to providing a wide-range of hygiene products so that every neighbor receives the types of products that are best-suited for their own hair and skincare needs.

🧴 Natural hair care products are amongst our LEAST donated items, but remain one of the MOST requested products from our nonprofit and school partners - meaning that many of our neighbors are walking away empty-handed 💔

We need your help to fill our shelves - not just in February - but all year long. Be a champion for equity at the CRC by hosting a Natural Hair Care Collection Drive or purchasing these products from our Amazon Wishlist at the link in our bio 🧴 🫧 💖

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The CRC needs volunteers this Tuesday (2/7) and Wednesday (2/8) to help pack 500+ Hygiene Kits for our friends in Robertson County. Volunteer shifts are from 10 am - 12:30 pm on both days. Can’t stay the whole time? No problem. You can still sign up!

Can you help?? 💪 ❤️

If so, PLEASE sign up ASAP at the Volunteer link (Click “Be a Volunteer”) in our bio!! Or shoot us a DM and let us know if you can come!

This week doesn’t work? That’s ok! We ALWAYS need volunteers! Sign up for any of our upcoming volunteer shifts at the link in our bio.

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Our fearless leader, Tina 💪 ❤️, visited @todayinnashville to talk about Dishin’ Up Dignity, our upcoming event focused on ending period poverty in Middle Tennessee!

Check out Tina in action at:

OR! Head over to our stories for a direct link!

Reminder: Dishin Up Dignity tickets go on sale one week from today on February 1! 🗓️ 🎟️

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Did you know that 1 in 4 students who menstruate miss school simply because they can’t afford period products?

That’s 60,000 students right here in Middle TN 😡

Want to know more? Let’s Dish. 🍽️

We are so excited to announce our newest event, Dishin’ Up Dignity: a conversation about period poverty 🩸 and its impact on students in our community.

Save the Date for March 8, International Women’s Day, and join us as we fight to end period poverty in Middle TN 💪 ❤️

🎟️ Tickets go on sale February 1 at our website:

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

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Do you or your business want to get involved? Event Sponsorship opportunities are available now! Take a stand with the CRC against period poverty by emailing: 📧 [email protected]

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