Written by Chelsea Leser
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® employees interact with customers every single day. And that makes for the perfect opportunity to create a lasting impression. Countless TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team members go above and beyond customer expectations, just like we saw in our stories from Wilmington and Atlanta. In addition to this, we also provide the opportunity for all team members to make an impact and give back locally through various TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® programs such as Movers for Moms®.
Movers for Moms® is our annual initiative that helps bridge the gap between TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® and the community and brings together individuals, groups, and businesses to help moms nationwide. This program seeks to celebrate moms and make their lives easier and days brighter by gathering donations for women staying in local domestic abuse or homeless shelters just in time for Mother’s Day.
Every mother deserves to be celebrated with a gift or moment of gratitude, regardless of their situation. This program allows us to recognize those women who may not be recognized without our support. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has many amazing women in key leadership roles, and this is a special way in which we pay it forward.
“Movers for Moms® is a great way for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, as well as its employees, to help give back to mothers in need,” said Jeremy King, operations manager of the Lansing, Mich., franchise. “Each year TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® partners with shelters and schools to help mothers in need before Mother’s Day. I have worked for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for more than six years now and enjoy participating in this every year. I love being able to help others in need, and this is one way to be able to do that by giving back to the community and supporting one of our core values.”
Movers for Moms® is a unique program because it looks a little different at each location. Locations who are located in rural areas or just recently opened their doors for business may team up with only one community partner, whereas, locations who have been longstanding community members, may have various collection partners and recipient shelters. Some franchises have 5k races, dinners, events outside, booths set up, and many other tactics to get as many donations as they can to help women in need.
Since each shelter’s needs differ, the items that are in high demand will vary from location to location, but popular donations include pillows, blankets, hygiene products, and basic clothing items. If you’re interested in donating, please contact your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for a complete list of requested gifts.
In 2014, Movers for Moms® donated over 220,000 items to moms in need across the country. We’re collecting items now, and with the dedication of our teams and support from our communities, we hope to top this record and help even more moms in 2015!