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

amazon wish list

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

All in for Hygiene

Join us for a one of a kind night with casino games, prizes,  bites from your favorite restaurants, beverages you will love and raising funds to support the efforts of the Community Resource Center.

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.


🚨 Tuesday Trivia Reveal 🚨

Thanks to everyone who gave their best shampoo guess!

The answer is…. 🥁 🥁

The CRC distributed 🧴 5192 🧴 bottles of shampoo in August of this year!

Congrats to our winner @stephcgrant ❤️ 🎟

Still looking for tickets to our All in for Hygiene event on Sept. 23? Head to the link in our bio to grab yours today!!

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Can you guess how many bottles of shampoo the CRC distributed in August of this year??

⬇️ Drop your guess in the comments below! ⬇️

The person who guesses correctly (or gets closest) will win TWO FREE TICKETS to our All in for Hygiene casino event on Friday, Sept. 23 from 6:30 - 10 pm at Rocketown. Tickets (a $200 value) include unlimited food and drink, live entertainment, and CRC bucks to hit the casino tables!

Guesses must be submitted by 6 pm CST on Wednesday, Sept. 14. We’ll announce the answer AND the winner Wednesday night!

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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🚨 In a community where more than 350,000 people cannot afford their basic needs, the CRC is Middle Tennessee's ONLY nonprofit providing large-scale hygiene support to our neighbors.

🧼🧴Hygiene is the basic need we all have, but that no one seems to talk about. Mothers need diapers and baby wipes for the children. Kids need toothpaste and deodorant to go to school. Adults need laundry detergent and period products to go to their jobs. Older adults need soap and sanitizing products to stay healthy.

All these items feel pretty essential, so why is it SO HARD to access them?

These basic essentials aren't 🚫covered by government assistance and aren't 🚫consistently available in our schools, food banks, and nonprofits.

🎰 Friends, this is why the CRC is ALL IN for Hygiene

♦️Will you go All in for Hygiene with us on September 23? ♣️

On this special night, we'll eat, drink, and celebrate with our friends. But, more importantly, we will show up together with our community to protect, preserve and restore dignity for our neighbors in need ❤️

🎟 Buy your tickets now at the link in our bio.

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❓Ever wondered what 5,833 period products looks like❓

Meet our friend and CRC volunteer @kelly_dean_p ! Kelly found the CRC through her passion to end period poverty in Middle TN (1 in 4 people who menstruate cannot afford period products 😡).

Kelly turned passion into action by creating an Amazon Wishlist filled with tampons, pads and everything in between - all with the goal to pack as many Period Care Kits for the CRC as she could.

Imagine everyone’s surprise when she received over‼️ 5800‼️period products in the 📫

She and her family (shoutout to Mr. P!) have now packaged over 500 Period Care Kits for the CRC!! We are SO grateful to Kelly for collecting, packing and delivering this INCREDIBLE donation 🤩

❤️ To use Kelly’s words - “Period products should be a basic right, period” ❤️

Did you know that the CRC is Middle TN’s largest supplier of period products? We provide HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of period products to nonprofits and schools in our community.

We also like to remind people that these fundamental essentials are NOT 😡 covered by government assistance, but that’s a soapbox for another day.

Want to collect and package period products for the CRC? Shoot us an email at or slide into our DMs! 📧

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We are so excited to announce that tickets are ON SALE NOW to our first-ever All in for Hygiene event – a casino-themed night benefiting the Community Resource Center.

Join us on Friday, September 23 at Rocketown for an evening of food and drink from your favorite
Nashville spots, live music with The Spazmatics, casino games, prizes, a silent auction, and more!

Your ticket includes food and drink, as well as $10,000 in CRC Bucks (just for fun, folks!) to hit the casino tables. Link for tickets in bio.

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📧 Check out this awesome email we received from our partners at @ccsdtn !

We ❤️ working with our school partners to make sure students and families have access to life’s most basic essentials. It’s so easy to forget just how important hygiene and household items are … until you have to start making hard choices about what can - and can’t - fit into your monthly budget.

We’re so grateful 🥹 for our school partners. Together, we’re working to ensure that students and families NEVER have to make that kind of choice this school year.

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♠️ ❤️ SAVE THE DATE ♦️ ♣️

We are SO EXCITED to announce that we are hosting All in for Hygiene - a casino-themed party celebrating and supporting the CRC!

We’ve got such a fun night planned with casino games, live music from the @nashvillespaz , food and drinks from your fav Nashville spots, amazing prizes & more!

Mark your calendars for September 23!! Tickets go on sale on our website on August 15. Be sure to grab your 🎟 to the BEST party in town! We can’t wait to celebrate with you at @rocketown ❤️ 🃏

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🚨 1 in 5 🚨

One in 5 students right here in Middle Tennessee struggles to afford their most basic needs.

🤯That's over 70,000 students in the CRC's seven county coverage area. 🤯

The CRC believes that ALL students deserve access to their most basic hygiene needs. That’s why we’re partnering with nine school districts across seven counties in Middle Tennessee to provide FREE hygiene assistance for students in need.

Our staff and volunteers are hard at work to ensure that EVERY student in our community can walk into their first day of school feeling clean, confident and ready to learn.

Already this summer, the CRC has packaged over 📦 5,000 hygiene kits 📦 and distributed an additional 🧼 50,000+ hygiene items 🧴 to support our local students and schools.

And we're not done yet.

🤝 Want to help? 🤝

You can give a student the gift of dignity with your donation to the CRC. All donations, no matter the size, ensure that we can purchase and provide the hygiene items our students and families need this school year.

❤️ Give the gift dignity now at the link in our bio

#backtoschool #hygiene #basicneeds #nashville #nashvillenonprofit #giveback

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Congratulations to incoming CRC Board Member, Margaret Harrison, for being named the 2022 Technology Winner at @nashchamber Nashville Emerging Leader Awards! #nela22

We are so proud of you and can’t wait to serve our neighbors together at the CRC! ❤️

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