Save the Date: Movers for Moms Festival

Save the Date for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's Movers for Moms Festival in Nashville

We’ve had a blast hosting our fourth annual Movers for Moms collection this past month!  At the end of the donation drive, we’ll deliver the thousands of essential care items we’ve collected to the moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter in time for Mother’s Day weekend.  And this year, we want you to join us in celebrating moms all over Nashville.

In less than a month, we’ll be hosting our first ever Movers for Moms Festival at Dragon Park in Green Hills!  The event is free to attend, and takes place on April 22nd from 10 am-2 pm.  We hope you’ll bring the whole family to enjoy fun activities like:

  • Art activities hosted by The Frist Center, inspired by some of their current exhibits
  • Hugs and photos with fairytale princesses
  • Active games such as a relay race, parachute play, and kid yoga

Puppies in a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving boxAnd we can’t forget to pamper the moms in attendance.  All of Nashville’s mamas are invited to enjoy activities like:

We’re even prepared for lunch and snack times so you can stay at the park and play all day!  You and the whole fam can enjoy snacks and free samples from local food makers like Nut Butter Nation, Nashville Jam Company, and Professor Bailey’s Spicy Pimento Cheese.

Some of our games and attractions require tickets to participate, and all ticket sales directly benefit the moms at Safe Haven.  Plus, a portion of all food sales will go to Safe Haven as well!  And you’ll want to check out our silent auction, which includes Mother’s Day gift packages for the special mum in your life.

Check out the schedule below to make sure you don’t miss your favorite moments of the festival!  And if you want to see more details about who and what will be there, visit the festival website.

Schedule of Events for the Movers for Moms Festival in Nashville

How to Land the Job: 6 Tips from our Hiring Manager

Interview tips from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville's hiring manager gives interview tipsEvery March, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK celebrates “Career Move Month”!  Throughout the month, we’ll visit career fairs, sit in on high school lunches, and even host our own hiring sessions to help move our community forward.  Our Hiring Manager, Mel, is even sharing his advice on how to really impress your interviewer.  Whether you’re applying to work here as a mover or you’re looking for an office job, these are the top 6 things Mel looks out for in his interviews:

1. Enthusiasm — Be eager to get the job!  If you aren’t excited about the position in the interview stage, Mel figures you won’t be excited about working the job.  Let your interviewer know what you’re looking forward to doing with the company.  Are you excited about getting paid to work out as a mover?  Or do you like the upbeat atmosphere of our sales office?

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in Nashville2. Attire — Look the part, like you already have the job.  Mel knows you won’t come to work in uniform if you don’t look clean-cut during your first impression interview.  Dressing appropriately also shows respect for the company and your interviewer, and lets Mel know that you take pride in a neat appearance.

3. Communication — Be part of the conversation.  Make sure you tell your interviewer that you want the job, and don’t let him be the only one talking in the meeting.  Mel says he likes to hear a little bit about your interests outside of work so he can determine what type of person you are, and the character you’ll bring to the job.

4. Posture — Sit up!  Mel assumes you aren’t taking the interview seriously if you slouch in your chair.  You should put your best foot forward in your first meeting with a company manager, and you don’t want him to think a hunched stature is the most you have to offer.

5. Self Awareness — Know what you’re walking into.  Your interviewer will inevitably ask you questions about what you like about the position and the company, and you don’t want to be caught off-guard.  Mel can always tell when applicants have researched the company and know about the moving business before they sit down and talk to him.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK meeting6. Healthy Attitude — Be confident, but not too confident.  Mel is always looking to hire applicants who handle themselves well and know they can do a great job working for us.  If you’re too timid in an interview, your interviewer may wonder if you’ll be able to handle working with customers.  However, acting overly confident and entitled to the position raises a red flag.  How can Mel know you’ll listen to authority figures?

Now you’re ready to apply!  Give us a call or text at 615-248-6288 to set up an interview with Mel!  You can also find our open positions online here.

Movers for Moms: Helping moms in need this Mother’s Day

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is helping moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter for Mother's Day

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK delivers the Movers for Moms donations at Safe Haven Family ShelterThis month, we’re officially kicking off our 4th annual Movers for Moms collection drive! Every year in honor of Mother’s Day, we collect essential care items for the moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter. Safe Haven is so important to our hearts because they are the only homeless shelter in the Middle Tennessee region which is equipped to accept whole families, instead of having to split them up among Men’s and Women’s & Children shelters. Last year, we collected over 3,800 donations for Safe Haven… This year our goal is to collect 5,000 donations by Mother’s Day!

We hope you’ll join us in helping this deserving moms by making a donation at one of 15 drop off boxes we have in different locations all over Nashville. Some of the donations we really need include:

  • Non-chemical cleaning products, like brooms and trash bags
  • Diapers and other baby products
  • Unused kitchen and cooking products
  • New linens and pillows for Full and Twin-sized beds
  • Toiletries and personal care items

Movers for Moms Festival will have lots of family friendly activities for the kidsWe also want to invite you to our first annual Movers for Moms Festival coming up on April 22nd at Dragon Park! The festival is open to anyone with free admission, but some activities will be ticketed to help us raise money for Safe Haven. Get ready to party with us during Art Activities with The Frist Center, Parachute Play with Gymboree, Storytime with local children’s book authors, and tons more! We’ll also have yummy snacks from King of Pops, Nut Butter Nation, and other local foodies. You can read all the festival details here.

If you’re looking for moving help, give us a call or text at 615-248-6288, or visit our website! During your March or April move, you can give your movers a donation to Movers for Moms, and they’ll bring it to Safe Haven free of charge!