TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® proudly starts its 2016 Movers for Moms annual charity event. Every year since we opened our local franchise, we’ve dedicated to month of April to collect donations for mothers in need.
Movers for Moms is a nationwide movement to support women facing hardship. While Mother’s Day is a celebratory time for most families, women without homes often do not receive the same appreciation for their selfless acts of love.
At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® we wanted to change this, and decided to ask our community to donate items that would benefit a mother living in a shelter or rehabilitation program. Some of the items we receive include:
- Shampoo and bath products
- Cleaning products and cookware
- Clothing, shoes, and beauty products
- Food donations
All the donations go to Bethel Village, a sector of the Panama City Rescue Mission. Bethel Village offers emergency shelter, a full drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, and workforce development programs to help women transition out of situational and generational poverty.
The ladies at Bethel Village often struggling to overcome abusive pasts or a history of economic insecurity.
Many women at Bethel Village have children staying with them, and we want to give those kids a chance to show how much they love their moms. In 2015, Movers for Moms had a total donation adding up to 230,000 gifts across the U.S.
This year, our campaign started March 23, and we plan to pick up our donation boxes the Saturday before Mother’s Day. In Panama City, we have seven local partners who receive these boxes, and will return the gifts on May 5th. We will then take the donations to the shelter, and thank the mothers there for setting an example for facing hardships with courage and strength.
If you are interested in learning more about our 2016 Movers for Moms campaign, or would like to become a participating donation site, please contact us. You can also visit our Facebook page to learn more about our community outreach projects, and what’s new at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.