It may sound cheesy, but we really do our best to live by our slogan of “Movers Who Care”! Every holiday season, we try to find ways to support the community by doing things we would do anyway… We know we’re going to decorate Christmas trees and buy gifts for our loved ones, so why not help local non-profits at the same time? This year, we decided to fill you in on the top five ways we’ll be giving back to those in need so you can get some inspiration for your own holiday activities!
Buy your Christmas tree…and help single moms in need.
It’s pretty much required this time of year to pick out a Christmas tree with your kids, then decorate as a family while you snack on cookies and sing Christmas tunes. Instead of going out to a normal Christmas tree farm this year, pick out your tree with Nashville Giving Tree! This awesome non-profit has found a way to make sure 100% of the sales from these trees benefit young, single moms in Nashville who are still working on obtaining their high school diploma. By working with farmers, trucking companies, and local businesses, every penny goes back to the ones who really need it.
Decorate your tree…and pay for children’s cancer treatments.
One of our favorite non-profit partners is the St Jude Research Hospital, which offers free treatment, free meals, free EVERYTHING to families whose children are suffering from cancer. We are honored to sponsor their radio-thon every year on the Big 98 radio station. We also love ordering new Christmas ornaments through their online gift shop! Not only do the sales of these ornaments benefit their patients, but they were also designed by the children who are being treated at the hospital!
Send holiday cards…and support retired seniors.
Our company is dedicated to supporting Nashville seniors, and we actually partnered with local non-profits and senior communities to develop the county’s very first Senior Sensitivity Training for movers. One of those non-profits is FiftyForward, and we still do all we can to support their mission of eliminating isolation and depression among retired seniors in Middle Tennessee. When you’re ready to buy holiday cards to send to your loved ones, consider purchasing handmade cards from the “Card Crusaders” club at the FiftyForward Martin Center! All profits from card sales go back to the non-profit, and every card is made by their clients. They even have a holiday card special going on right now, where you can get a discount for purchasing more than 24 cards.
Make your holiday dinner…and earn cash for your favorite local charity.
If you have a Kroger rewards card, you can make sure every grocery run earns money to be donated to the local school, church, or non-profit organization of your choice through their awesome Community Rewards program. All you have to do is log into your Kroger account online, go to your Account Settings page, and enroll in the Community Rewards on behalf of your preferred organization. While not every school, church, and local non-profit has chosen to be a partner of Kroger’s program, you can support almost any worthy cause you desire!
Get gifts for the kids…and benefit young hospital patients.
We absolutely love the local Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, which treats hundreds of thousands of children every year for everything from common colds to cancer. In fact, we also sponsor their annual radio-thon on The River radio station every year! This season, when you purchase Kohl’s Cares books and stuffed animals, all profits benefit children being treated at Vanderbilt. To make sure your purchase benefits our local hospital, be sure to pick up your order from your local Kohl’s store, either through online ordering + in-store pickup or during your next visit to Kohl’s.
Get gifts for your friends…and help low-income families buy homes.
A little known fact about Habitat for Humanity is that they don’t simply give away homes to the homeless–they actually require eligible low-income families to purchase Habitat homes with a zero-interest loan, and only after they complete mandatory financial classes and sweat equity. We support Habitat by donating free moving services to their largest families in need! And this holiday season, you can help their families too, by purchasing home goods and decor gifts for your friends at the Habitat ReStore. The ReStore sells furniture and decor items which were overstocked retail merchandise, slightly damaged retail merchandise, or gently used donations from the community at bargains you can’t resist. All sales directly benefit the Habitat mission!
Get gifts for that person who has everything…and support volunteerism.
Although many people know they’re passionate about certain causes, such as animal rights or homelessness, it can be difficult to know how to find a good way to get involved. To help spread awareness about various non-profit opportunities, Doing Good TV documents the efforts and positive change of different volunteer efforts around America. We love donating free moves to Doing Good, and you can donate to them too this holiday season by purchasing a ZapCard! The ZapCard offers over 3,000 digital coupons (accessible by smartphone) to popular stores such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Macy’s, Hertz, and Walmart. Perfect for your friend who already owns everything, and over 50% of the sales support Doing Good!
Buy your gifts from Amazon…and donate to your favorite local charity.
Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville, we are huge Amazon fans. If you have an Amazon account that you use regularly, you can have a percentage of every purchase you make benefit the charity of your choice! Simply go to your Amazon Smile account preferences and set the charity you would like to benefit. When you’re ready to start filling up your online cart, just make sure you visit smile.amazon.com instead of the normal amazon.com homepage to find the items you want to purchase.
Happy shopping, Nashville! When you’re ready to haul your tree or new furniture home, be sure to give us a call, text, or email for a free moving quote!