What is Movers for Moms (in Nashville)?

Movers for Moms donation box  Our Home Office of Two Men and a Truck decided last year to make Movers for Moms a nation-wide community outreach event, having every Two Men location collect donations that would be given to homeless moms on Mother’s Day.  Our dear franchise owners decided that they wanted to not just make an annual gift to the community, but to establish roots in a worthy organization that helps homeless moms in Nashville.  They decided to build a relationship with Middle Tennessee’s only family homeless shelter, Safe Haven, which focuses on finding homes, jobs, and education for the families it shelters.  Instead of just donating needed items to Safe Haven, Steve and Sandi decided to also donate free moves to some of the families that the non-profit is able to house.

Movers for Moms in Nashville

Over the next month (until Mother’s Day on May 10), we are working hard with a few partnering businesses to collect items that Safe Haven needs to support their families.  We would love to have you help us gather these home necessities!  The week of Mother’s Day, we’ll be moving all of the collected donations to Safe Haven.

Do you need some inspiration for your donations?  Here’s what Safe Haven really needs for its families right now:
Gift cards to Target, Walmart, and Kroger
New Twin- and Full-sized comforters
New Full-sized sheet sets that do NOT have children’s designs on them
New bottles of High-Efficiency laundry detergent
New Pillows
New Bathroom towels, Wash Cloths, and Hand towels
New L, XL, and 2XL Scrubs for women
New bottles of Shampoo, Conditioner, and Liquid Body Wash
New Corelle dishes, Coffee Makers, Pots/Pans, Toasters, Can Openers, and Baking items
New plastic Kids’ Cups and Sippy Cups
New Sporting Equipment, like soccer balls, jump ropes, and frisbees
New African-American Barbie dolls
New Booster Seats and Pack & Plays
Unopened Non-Perishable food items

There are a few things Safe Haven can’t accept.  They can’t take ANY used items, due to health reasons.  Additionally, they won’t accept any toys that promote guns, violence, or fighting.  And they are totally good on stuffed animals–people donate those all the time.

And where can you donate your goods?  Stop by our office on Alabama Ave., or go to one of our partnering businesses: Keller Williams in Green Hills, Zeitlin & Co. in Green Hills, Tandem Realty in Berry Hill, or Re/Max in East Nashville.

Who is Safe Haven?

Safe Haven is the best.  They take in homeless families and work to quickly relocate them to new houses.  While the families wait to be relocated, and for the months following their move into their new homes, Safe Haven also teaches them really important life skills.  Adults are given job training, nutrition and parenting classes, and lessons on financial literacy.  Their children are helped with education, play therapy and counseling, and wellness activities.

We are seriously SO excited to help them out with Movers for Moms this year, and we hope you’ll join in!  If you have any other questions about the program, please call me (Jenni) at 615-248-6288, extension 111.

Movers Who Post

Happy Weekend  With our busy season coming up, we want to be able to consistently communicate with all of you!  So we are totally reworking our Facebook posts and Twitter feed, PLUS we’ve started this handy blog, a brand-new Pinterest, and an Instagram feed.

Here’s what we’re hoping to accomplish with each social network:

On Facebook, we’ll be hosting some contests in the near future, plus you may see some awesome packing/moving/supplies specials coming up…

On Twitter, we want to keep you updated with our totally informed and educated opinions on pretty much everything.  (What else is Twitter for?)

Our blog will be here to give you some articles on how to organize for a move (or just in general), cool new events coming up in our community, keeping you up with our community outreach projects, and just giving you a more in-depth portrait of us as an organization.

On Pinterest, we want to show you our passions, quirks, and hobbies!  The boards we have right now are about small businesses, innovative furniture (yeah, it’s a thing), taking advantage of living in Nashville, and, of course, your moving day.

And on Instagram, we want to give you our story through photos.  You can keep up with our crazy move schedule and meet all of our friendly faces.