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Prepping for Garage Sale Season

Prepping for Garage Sale Season with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

This time of year, many Nashville neighborhoods start planning their community “Garage Sale Days…”  (Heads up Poplar Creek, yours is right around the corner!)  Here are five easy steps you can use to make sure your yard sale bargain-shopper ready:

Choose A Day

If your neighborhood isn’t having a big Garage Sale Day, you’ll first need to decide on dates and times for your garage sale. We suggest a weekend morning… It can be risky to choose a weekday because most shoppers won’t be out looking for garage sales being held outside the traditional Friday or Saturday dates. And starting early in the day is preferable because people will not have to interrupt their daytime plans in order to make your sale. Also, mornings tend to be cooler.

Collect Your Merchandise

Purging with TWO MEN AND A TRUCKGarage sales tend to offer a great way to de-clutter your home. Grab one of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK boxes and walk through every room. Pick out anything you no longer use (or haven’t used in months) and throw it into the box. Closets, attics, basements, and garages are gold mines for garage sale finds. Don’t underestimate the value of an item; people will often buy anything from old magazines to broken audio receivers, which can be considered vintage or antique collectors’ items. And if you have heavy belongings or furniture pieces to bring out to the curb, consider calling your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK office to have us do the heavy-lifting for you!

Advertise Your Garage Sale

Traditionally, garage sales are advertised in your local city/county newspaper. Most local papers such as the Hermitage News charge less for ad space than major publications such as The Tennessean, and most homes in the area receive a free copy without having to subscribe. And even in today’s technological age, you can never underestimate the power of a poster board and a Sharpie to promote your sale on the day of. You can include your address or a simple arrow pointing towards your house.

Make Practical Considerations

You’ll need chairs to sit on and a flat surface to display everything you have for sale. Also remember to have change ready—the most common denominations are fives, ones, and quarters. You can ask your local bank for a reusable cash envelope to hold your cash so it’s not lying around outside.

Make the Sale!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving a couchBefore you open your garage for business, give yourself some time before the sale begins. Go through your merchandise set-up and place signs to clearly mark categories and prices. Position your chair so you can see people walking up, and be sure to greet everyone. If a potential buyer passes by an item due to practical concerns, such as not having a large enough vehicle to tote the item away, try to be flexible with them. Don’t be afraid to suggest alternative options, such as calling TWO MEN AND A TRUCK movers to bring an available truck for transport or “holding” the item until they can come and pick it up later with a larger car.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK donates to Safe Haven Family ShelterIf you have items left over at the end of your sale, consider donating them to a shelter such as Safe Haven Family Shelter instead of hauling unneeded furniture and belongings back into your home. Many local charities, including Safe Haven and others such as Catholic Charities, offer free TWO MEN AND A TRUCK pick-up of large donations! Check out our list of Nashville non-profits who offer complimentary pick-up services for bulk donations.

Congratulations on hosting a successful garage sale! If you’re selling because you’ll be moving or downsizing soon, give us a call, text, or email for a free quote on your upcoming move.

Give back this holiday season…without even trying!

ways to give back this season without even trying

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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can move your furniture to make room for holiday directionsIt’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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK sponsors the St Jude Radiothon on The Big 98One 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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville supports the Monroe Carrel Jr Childrens Hospital at VanderbiltWe 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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK donated free moves to the Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2015A 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.

Amazon Smile lets you buy Christmas presents while donating part of your purchase to your favorite Nashville 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!

No Shave November

No Shave November at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

Happy No Shave November, or “Movember” if that’s what you call it! We’ve been excited for No Shave November to finally arrive, and now that it has, we started asking ourselves why men stop shaving for a full month in the fall. Did you know the point of No Shave November is to raise awareness about prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer can be a pretty awkward topic to talk about, but it’s really important for men to understand how commonly the disease is found. About 1 in 6 men will someday have prostate cancer, and an estimated 80% of men over the age of 80 have the cancer cells in their prostate. So in November, men can grow their beards long and wild as a conversation starter to raise awareness about the risks and importance of researching this common form of cancer.

So how can you get involved in this kooky awareness campaign? The No Shave November Foundation encourages men to donate the amount of money they would have spent on shaving/grooming products during the month to prostate cancer research instead of maintaining their facial hair. However, you can decide what works best with your lifestyle, office dress code, and financial resources to participate in any way you feel appropriate!

If you need some inspiration, this is how we’re celebrating No Shave November:

Part One

No Shave November--our BEFORE pictures!Our male office staff members are putting down the razor for all 30 days of November! (We can’t wait to see the patches and burliness of their beards by the end of the month!) Whenever we’re asked why our staff looks so unkempt this month, we can start a conversation about the No Shave November cause. At the end of the month, we’ll vote to decide whose beard is the manliest, hunkiest, or just plain funniest, and that man will win a facial grooming kit!

Part Two

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in Nashville is donating free moving services to Gilda's Club to celebrate No Shave NovemberWe also want to get involved in the support of cancer patients this month! So we’re donating a free move to the local non-profit Gilda’s Club, which is Nashville’s local affiliate of the Cancer Support Community. Gilda’s Club has a half marathon coming up this weekend on Saturday, November 12th, and we’re donating our moving services to help transport the marathon materials. If you love running or walking, be sure to sign up to support this great cause!

Get creative this month to help raise awareness about the risk and research of prostate cancer! And if you would like more information about our involvement in No Shave November, or just about our moving services in general, please give us a call/text at 615-248-6288 or visit our website!

How Movers for Mutts helped the Nashville Humane Association this year

The final results of Nashville's 2016 Movers for Mutts Drive benefiting Nashville Humane Association

Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the vast majority of our employees have pets that they consider important parts of their family.  Unfortunately, in Middle Tennessee, there are so many pets living on the streets, without a permanent home.  In this 2015 report by the Nashville Scene, we learned that approximately 8,000 pets enter Nashville’s Metro animal shelter each year… and this figure doesn’t even include the dogs and cats who enter other non-government shelters, such as the Nashville Humane Association.

Marketer Christian with a dog from Nashville Humane AssociationMany of our employees have rescued their pets from the NHA and feel a special connection to the agency.  But we love supporting the NHA not only because they facilitate adoptions of dogs and cats in Greater Nashville; they also spread awareness about the need to spay and neuter pets to avoid adding to the homeless pet population.  So we decided to continue our annual Movers for Mutts collection drive to provide necessary pet items to Nashville Humane Association this fall.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK hosted a free Doga class to raise money for the Nashville Humane AssociationThis year, we hosted dog-friendly events, design and coloring contests, and, of course, a donation drive to support the NHA.  With fun activities like “doga” (dog-friendly yoga), a doggy photo booth, and festivals, we were able to support animals in need while having fun with the community.  At the end of it all, we collected over 10,400 donations, including wish list items from the NHA website and monetary contributions, for the shelter.

Thank you so much for helping us support the Nashville Humane Association this year!  We hope you’ll check back next summer for details about our next Movers for Mutts drive!


Are you looking for help with your upcoming move?  Visit us at our website for information on calling, texting, or emailing for a free quote.

Non-Profits that Pick Up Donations for Free

6 local non-profits that pick up your bulk donations for you

Many families who are getting ready to move decide to use their relocation as an opportunity to purge all of their unneeded and outdated belongings.  We’re often asked by our customers if we can make an extra stop to a local non-profit or a waste facility before bringing the rest of their items to their new home.  And while we absolutely don’t mind adding a Point C to the moving day, we also know that scheduling that extra stop can be a pain.  Most Nashville charities require you to schedule an appointment to drop off a massive donation (or even just a few furniture pieces), and most waste facilities do not appreciate or allow free junk drop-offs.

To help your family get rid of these items on your timetable, and to support Nashville non-profits who could use your donations, we decided to compile a list of our favorite charities that offer free pick-up of bulk donations!

1. Safe Haven Family Shelter

Every year, we host a Movers for Moms charity drive benefiting the moms at Safe Haven Family ShelterWe LOVE Safe Haven!  (In fact, we love them so much, we host a giant charity drive called Movers for Moms for them every spring leading up to Mother’s Day.)  Safe Haven is the only family homeless shelter in Middle Tennessee; the other homeless shelters are unfortunately unequipped to accept whole families, and must separate them into Men’s and Women’s & Children’s shelters when they arrive.  Not only does Safe Haven work to find these families new and affordable housing, but this organization also provides assistance in finding employment for the parents, tutoring for the children, counseling services, financial training from the Dave Ramsey program, and basic furniture when the families are ready to move into new housing, all at no cost to the homeless families who enter the shelter.

2. Habitat for Humanity ReStore

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK donates free moving services to families in need with Habitat for HumanityHabitat is another great partner of ours.  While most believe that Habitat for Humanity provides free houses to deserving homeless families, the organization actually provides a zero-interest loan for the families to purchase houses built by Habitat volunteers.  The families are also required to have employment, have adequate earnings to make house payments, go through financial training courses, and participate in the building process before being able to own one of the homes.  The ReStore is a thrift store operated by Habitat volunteers, and all profits support Habitat for Humanity of Middle Tennessee.

3. Catholic Charities of Tennessee

Many of our managers and employees are Catholic, and we love being able to support Catholic Charities’ many amazing local programs that help those in need in Nashville.  While we will often transport donations for Catholic Charities by appointment, they also complete pick-ups every Wednesday morning at no cost!

 

Christmas in July Coat Drive4. ThriftSmart

Our first time working with ThriftSmart was this past July during our Christmas in July Coat Drive!  ThriftSmart is another thrift store, but they sell all types of goods outside of just the furniture and home decor accepted by the ReStore.  All of ThriftSmart’s profits are donated to support Nashville-based charities.  The supported non-profit organizations serve a range of needs, from training Christian leaders in Africa to bringing healthcare to Belize to providing various resources to Middle Tennessee kids in need.  You can find a list of the organizations supported by ThriftSmart here.

5. The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville

family7As huge proponents of education in Davidson County, we also appreciate The Arc’s work in our community.  The Arc’s mission is to provide support and advocate for those who suffer from intellectual and developmental disabilities.  We especially love that The Arc works with Metro Nashville Public Schools to provide education of soft skills to students suffering from educational disabilities.

6. World Relief Nashville

This refugee support organization provides invaluable support of families who have escaped hardship in other countries by coming to Nashville.  World Relief provides housing placement, employment services, and youth programs to help refugee families settle as quickly and seamlessly as possible in the Greater Nashville area.

office47. Goodwill of Middle Tennessee

While most people are aware of Goodwill’s thrift stores, fewer know about the Goodwill’s mission as a non-profit organization.  All of the thrift stores’ profits support Goodwill’s Career Solutions Centers, which strive to find employment opportunities for anyone facing barriers to the workforce.  These job applicants could have language barriers, physical or mental disabilities, criminal records, or simply need assistance finding job opportunities and learning job skills.

If none of these non-profit organizations seem to fit your philanthropic goals, or if you have some items to give away that aren’t usable to the organizations listed above, please give us a call!  We would love to help you with any moving needs that come up, including disposal and recycling of items you don’t need anymore.  For further information, please visit our website or give us a call or text at 615-248-6288!

Christmas in July Coat Drive

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville is hosting a coat drive to benefit Park Avenue Elementary School!

Happy Summer, everyone!  We’re getting ready to celebrate the season change with our very first Christmas in July party!  We’re extra excited about this event because the party benefits Nashville children in need.

You’re Invited!

We hope you’ll join us as we collect new (or gently-used) coats and sweaters for local children in need!

When:  Saturday, July 23 from 10 am-2 pm

Where:  Thriftsmart, at 4890 Nolensville Road

Everyone who brings a coat or sweater donation will receive a $5 gift card from Thriftsmart and a $50 coupon for our moving services!  Plus we’ll be making fun kid-friendly DIY crafts out of moving boxes and have plenty of drawings, contests, and giveaways.

And if your family loves listening to Mix 92.9 on the radio, you’ll want to stop by during the 11 o’clock hour to hang out with the Mix 92.9 Street Team!  They’ll bring plenty of goodies to add to the party.

Who will receive these coats?

Nashville’s TWO MEN AND A TRUCK works with the PENCIL Foundation to support the lower income students of Park Avenue Elementary School.  Many of these students’ families are unable to afford new coats when their children grow bigger each winter, so we decided to host a coat drive to benefit Park Avenue’s kids!  Every coat and sweater collected at our Christmas in July party will either be given to a Park Avenue student this winter, or will be donated to  local non-profits benefiting the homeless (if the coat/sweater will not fit a child).

Help us spread the word!

You can RSVP for this event and invite your friends on Facebook by clicking here!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville is hosting a Coat Drive to benefit Park Avenue Elementary School!

For more information about Title I schools (like Park Avenue Elementary), click here.  If you have any further questions about the Christmas in July party, please give us a call (or text) at 615-248-6288!

Movers for Mutts in Nashville

What is Movers for Mutts, and when is it happening this year?

Movers for Mutts in NashvilleMovers for Mutts® is our annual charity campaign benefiting the Nashville Humane Association!  Every year, we collect donations from the NHA’s needed items “Wish List,” such as canned dog/cat food and dog collars.  This year, we’ll be collecting donations between August 1 and October 8!

There are plenty of ways to get involved with our 2016 Movers for Mutts® campaign!  Use the following navigational buttons to find out more about the fun dog-friendly events we’ll be hosting, our design and coloring contests, and more:


Donation “Wish List”

Some of the donations we’re looking for this year include:

  1. Old newspapers, blankets, and towels
  2. Paper towels
  3. Collars and leashes
  4. Nylon brooms
  5. Stainless steel feeding bowls
  6. Canned dog and cat food
  7. Milkbones

You can drop off a donation at one of our designated collection sites around town, or by bringing a donation to one of our upcoming Movers for Mutts® events!


Where can I drop off my donation?

If you aren’t available to attend a Movers for Mutts® event, you can drop off your donation at any of these Nashville locations!

  1. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville  |  4801 Alabama Ave.
  2. Wags and Whiskers West Nashville  |  3731 Charlotte Ave.
  3. Nashville Humane Association  |  213 Oceola Ave.
  4. Wags and Whiskers 12th South  |  2222 12th Ave. S.
  5. Wags and Whiskers East Nashville  |  1008 Forrest Ave.
  6. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Hermitage  |  4830 Old Hickory Blvd.

How can I win the Movers for Mutts Doggy Dream Home?

Win the Movers for Mutts Doggy Dream Home with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville and REALTOR Matthew HansenTogether, REALTOR® Matthew Hansen and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Nashville can even move your dog into his or her dream home!  Bring a donation to any of our Movers for Mutts® events, and you can enter to win our Doggy Dream Home.

This custom doghouse was actually hand-crafted from reclaimed wood by Matthew, who spends his spare time working on fun carpentry projects.  Although this weather-resistant doghouse is perfect for your porch and backyard, it can also make a stylish indoor dog bed when you insert your favorite dog pillow!  This house is 44″ wide x 29″ deep x 34.5″ high (all measurements include the roof).


What upcoming events benefit Movers for Mutts?

You can bring donations to any of the following events, plus enjoy the other activities and freebies at each one!

Month of August:  Enter the Movers for Mutts® poster design contest!  (Or, for the kiddos, enter the Movers for Mutts® coloring contest!)  Click here for details about these fun contests.

August 22:  Kendra Scott Shopping Party  |  Come out and shop for new accessories between 6-8 pm, and 20% of your purchase will go straight to the NHA!  Plus, bring your Movers for Mutts® donation and you’ll be entered to win a Kendra Scott jewelry set.

August 27:  “Doga” — Yoga with your Dog  |  Yoga instructor Olivia from Hot Yoga Plus will be teaching a doga class from 10-11 am on Centennial Park’s main lawn between 26th and 27th Aves.  Bring your donation in lieu of a class fee, and don’t forget your yoga mat and furry friend!

September 10:  Free Pet Portraits at Bellevue Animal Hospital  |  Local photographer Jonathan Hargrove will be at Bellevue Animal Hospital between 12:30 pm-2:30 pm.  Bring your donation and your pet to have Jonathan photograph your pet for free!

September 17:  Dog Day at Centennial Park  |  Visit the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK booth between 10 am-4 pm to make your donation and win some fun prizes for your own dog!  Plus, anyone who brings a donation can take a free photo of their pet in front of Snoopy’s doghouse in our DIY photo booth!

[NEW DATE] October 1:  Movers for Mutts® Day at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville  |  Show off your dog’s Halloween costume at our Nashville office between 10 am-2 pmTeddy’s Wagon, Mix 92.9, Bongo Java, other local vendors, and a surprise mascot guest will also be in attendance with giveaways, activities, and adoptable puppies.  For all the fun details, click here!
Bonus: Bring a donation to enter your dressed-up pooch into our costume contest for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Nashville Pet Products!


How can I enter the Movers for Mutts poster design/coloring contest?

Poster Design Contest
The NHA needs your help creating an 11″x14″ poster advertising next year’s (2017) Dog Day Festival!  The winning design will be announced this September at Dog Day.  For complete contest rules and information about prizes, please read our Dog Day Poster Design Contest Guidelines.  If you would like to use official NHA graphics in your submission, click the thumbnails below to download.

Nashville Humane Association logo     Black and white Nashville Humane Association logo     Fluffy     Rover

Coloring Contest for Kids
For our younger animal-loving friends, we’re also hosting a Movers for Mutts® coloring contest!  Download the Coloring Sheet, Rules, and Prizes!  The winning color-er will receive a fun Movers for Mutts®-themed Movie Party Supply Kit so you can host a celebratory movie night with your friends!


I have other questions about Movers for Mutts!

Movers for Mutts with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK NashvilleWe’re so glad you’re excited about our fall charity campaign!  For further information about Movers for Mutts®, please call us at 615-248-6288 or email christian.osaile@twomen.com!

Movers for Moms Made Mother’s Day Special for Nashville Moms

Mary Ellen Sheets founded TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in 1985.Every spring, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK hosts our annual Movers for Moms campaign leading up to Mother’s Day to collect critical donations for moms in need.  This tradition started way back in 1985 when a mom in Lansing, MI founded TWO MEN AND A TRUCK with her two sons.  During her first year in business, this mom, Mary Ellen Sheets, made a profit of $1,000–an incredible accomplishment for a brand new, built-from-the-ground-up business!  Mary Ellen decided she wanted to support other moms in her community, so she donated all of her profits to local mothers who had fled domestic violence situations in their homes.

Thirty-one years later, Mary Ellen’s dream of supporting moms in need lives on as every TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise in America continues the tradition of making Mother’s Day special for mothers in shelters across the country!  Here in Nashville, our Movers for Moms campaign benefits the deserving mamas at Safe Haven Family Shelter who have become homeless due to domestic violence, natural disasters, or unexpected financial hardships.  We love supporting Safe Haven because they’re the only homeless shelter in Middle Tennessee that’s equipped to accept whole families, instead of splitting them up among different men’s and women’s & children’s shelters.

Our Quality Control Specialist, Keith, holding a Movers for Moms collection boxDuring the Movers for Moms collection, we try to collect essential care items, such as baby products, home goods, and toiletries, for Safe Haven moms in time for Mother’s Day.  Last year, we were able to collect 800 of these critical gifts!  We decided to be ambitious this year and set our 2016 goal at collecting 2,000 donations…  And we knew we wouldn’t be able to accomplish that feat by ourselves.  We partnered with over fifty businesses, organizations, and schools who helped us collect donations by hosting donation bins at their offices and hosting Movers for Moms events for us during March and April.  People all over Greater Nashville came together to help us support these moms, and it was so much fun seeing the donations pour in.

We were able to collect 3,700 donations for the moms at Safe Haven Family Shelter during the 2016 Movers for Moms campaign!On Cinco de Mayo, we planned to count and deliver all the donations to Safe Haven so they could have the gifts in time for Mother’s Day.  In the end, we found out that we didn’t collect our goal of 2,000 gifts…  We almost DOUBLED our goal and ended up collecting over 3,700 individual donations!  You can watch the live video of the donation delivery here.  Thank you, Nashville, for helping us make a difference in the lives of these moms and their families!  We can’t wait for next year’s campaign to do it all over again.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of Safe Haven families too?  Click here for information on volunteering at the shelter.

Looking for a great moving company this summer?  We can help with that too!  Give us a call at 615-248-6288 or visit our website for moving information.

Movers for Moms Update: Halfway There!

In just three short weeks, our Movers for Moms collection will wrap up with one HUGE delivery of Mother’s Day gifts to the moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter!  As you may have heard, our goal this year is to collect 2,000 critical gifts for these moms by May 8th.  Well, since we’re about halfway through our charity campaign, we wanted to give you an update about how the collection is going!  Here are some of the highlights we’ve experienced so far over the past couple of weeks:

Sculpted Edge Hair Art filled up a Movers for Moms collection box in one night!The Sculpted Edge client appreciation event was a huge success!
Hannah Arn and Holley’s amazing clients pulled through and filled up an entire Movers for Moms collection box in one night!  Plus we all got to enjoy some delicious coffee from Just. Love. Coffee., networking with local professionals, and music from Hannah’s multi-talented clients.  Hannah even serenaded us a little bit herself!  And she’s not done yet–you can drop off a Movers for Moms donation in her second collection box anytime before May 4th.

The Atelier Upton Salon partnered with Art by Jessyca Myers to raise money and donations for Movers for Moms!The Atelier Upton Salon made us huge fans of Art by Jessyca Myers!
Until this month’s Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl, we had no idea the Atelier Upton Salon also doubles as an art studio!  But when Amanda (the salon/studio owner) invited us to come check out Jessyca Myers’ work at the April crawl, who were we to turn her down?  Amanda asked her “crawlers” to bring Movers for Moms donations to fill up her box, and Jessyca Myers announced that 10% of her art sales in April would benefit the Movers for Moms cause!  Despite the windy night, our marketer Jenni had a blast sipping wine with these generous mamas at the crawl.

And some of our donation drop-off locations have already overflowed their first collection boxes!
Gymboree Play and Music collected Mondo Bloxx for Movers for Moms!FiftyForward at the J. L. Turner Center and Gymboree Play & Music filled up their first collection boxes right away, so we’ve already had to bring them new ones!  Plus Gymboree collected a ton of Mondo Bloxx that Safe Haven can use as educational tools (and toys!) with their children.  We also heard from our friends at the local non-profit Book’em that they filled up two boxes with 240 children’s books, ranging from books that Safe Haven can give to families with infants all the way up to teenagers.

TThe Nashville Mom's Birthday Bash brought in 442 donations for our Movers for Moms collection in Nashville!hen The Nashville Mom helped us collect donations at her blog’s 2nd annual Birthday Bash!
Last Saturday, The Nashville Mom hosted her second anniversary event for her blog, and invited us to collect donations for Safe Haven at our very own Movers for Moms tent.  Her amazing readers didn’t disappoint, and helped us collect 442 donations of baby products, toiletries, and paper products for these deserving mommas.  We also celebrated with a fun Movers for Moms Coloring Station and (Temporary) Tattoo Station for the kiddos!

So what’s the grand total of donations we’ve received so far?  Drumroll please…  We’ve collected 1,497 critical Mother’s Day gifts!  We’re over halfway to reaching our goal!  Here’s how you can help:

Option A:  Visit one of our 25+ collection sites sprawled across Greater Nashville.  Bring your donation along with you while you shop, work out, and get your hair done with small, local businesses!

Option B:  Come to one of our upcoming Movers for Moms events!  You can take yoga classes, network with local professionals, and win jewelry all while supporting these moms in need.

Option C:  Help us spread awareness on your social media!  You can download infographics talking about the campaign and upcoming Movers for Moms events from http://bit.ly/MoversforMoms.

Thank you for your support!  Check back with us after Mother’s Day to find out whether we reached our goal!

Movers for Moms in Nashville

What is Movers for Moms, and when is it happening this year?

We are SO excited about this year’s Movers for Moms campaign!  Most people don’t know that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was originally founded by the mom of the original “two men,” and we’ve always dedicated our organization to benefiting moms in need around the country.  Every year, every single United States TWO MEN AND A TRUCK location hosts Movers for Moms to benefit a local women’s or family shelter for Mother’s Day.

Locally, our Nashville Movers for Moms campaign aims to collect necessity items (such as toiletries, health products, baby products, etc.) for the deserving moms at Safe Haven Family Shelter.  This year, our goal is to collect 2,000 necessity items for Safe Haven moms between March 24 and May 4!  We’ll bring the final collection to Safe Haven the weekend of Mother’s Day.

Find out how many donations we ended up collecting by clicking here!


Where were the Movers for Moms collection boxes?

In April 2016, you could find a Movers for Moms box at all of the following locations:

Movers for Moms drop-off areasThe Gulch & Midtown

1. Barre3 (The Gulch) | 501 12th Avenue South

2. CrossFit Gulch | 602 9th Avenue South

3. Sculpted Edge Hair Art | 700 18th Avenue South

4. Ardon House Salon | 700 18th Avenue South

5. Atelier Upton Salon | 223 Chestnut Street

6. FiftyForward Knowles | 174 Rains Avenue

7. Nashville School of the Arts National Honor Society | 1250 Foster Avenue

The Nations & West Nashville

1. Yoga Harmony | 4920 Charlotte Pike

2. The Wilson Group | 304 42nd Avenue North

3. Barre3 (West) |  73 White Bridge Road #125

4. ILoveKickboxing | 73 White Bridge Road #118

5. Orangetheory (West Nashville) | 6720 Charlotte Pike

6. Gold’s Gym | 7062 Highway 70 South

7. Blooma Yoga | 4107 Charlotte Avenue

Green Hills & Berry Hill

1. Krank Nashville | 2148 Bandywood Drive

2. Gymboree Play & Music (Hillsboro) | 4004 Hillsboro Pike #180

3. Zeitlin | 4301 Hillsboro Pike #100

4. Tandem Realty | 2906 Berry Hill Drive

East Nashville

1. Serenite’ Fitness | 2038-A Greenwood Avenue

Donelson & Hermitage

1. Daymar College | 560 Royal Parkway

2. Wilson Bank & Trust | 217 Donelson Pike

3. Picture This | 3883 Lebanon Pike

4. Shank Insurance | 5760 Old Hickory Blvd #105

5. Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce | 125 Donelson Pike

6. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Hermitage |

Antioch

1. Antioch High School DECA Club | 1900 Hobson Pike


What local Nashville events benefitted Movers for Moms this year?

March 24 @ 7 pm: Sculpted Edge Hair Art‘s Client Appreciation Event | –INVITATION ONLY– Guests can bring a donation to Movers for Moms to cover admission, and 5% of Reference of Sweden product sales will benefit Safe Haven Family Shelter

Month of April: Yoga Harmony’s Community Classes | Instead of paying Yoga Harmony’s regular class rates, make a $10 minimum donation to Movers for Moms during April’s community classes

April 2 @ 6 pm: Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl | Atelier Upton Salon (Stop S) will be collecting Movers for Moms donations for April’s crawl, and 10% of Art by Jessyca Myers sales will benefit Movers for Moms

April 16 @ 10 am: The Nashville Mom’s Birthday Bash | Bring a Movers for Moms donation in lieu of an admission fee

April 22 @ 11:30 am: DHCC Women in Business Lunch | Bring a Movers for Moms donation to the DHCC’s monthly WIB lunch, and enter to win Movers for Moms merchandise

May 3 @ 5 pm: Kendra Scott Shopping Party | Bring a Movers for Moms donation for a chance to win a special Kendra Scott jewelry set & Movers for Moms merchandise; 20% of the shopping party sales benefit Safe Haven

May 3 @ 5 pm: Picture This 20th Anniversary Event | Bring a Movers for Moms donation for a chance to win door prizes


How can I help spread the word about Movers for Moms in Nashville?

Thank you for helping us get the word out about this amazing cause!  Please download & share these infographics about Movers for Moms’ donations and events on your social media!

Nashville Movers for Moms collection locations     Events benefiting Movers for Moms in Nashville


I have other questions about Movers for Moms!

We’re so glad to hear that you’re excited about our Movers for Moms campaign!  For more information, please contact our Marketing Director, Jenni Hargrove, at jenni.hargrove@twomen.com.  You can also give us a call at 615-248-6288!