LANSING, Mich., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the second Sunday in May, moms across the country are deservedly showered with attention on Mother's Day. Unfortunately, while most moms are being treated to breakfast in bed or having flowers delivered to them, tens of thousands of women spend their Mother's Day living in shelters due to homelessness or as a result of escaping from domestic violence.
To aid mothers in crisis, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® created its Movers for Moms® program, a community-based initiative working with neighborhood schools and organizations – including Rainbow Child Care Centers and KinderCare Centers across the country – to collect essential items to donate to women in shelters on Mother's Day. The program began as a statewide effort in Michigan in 2008 and will run in 31 states in 2013 to support more than 100 women shelters.
As the program continues its rapid growth, expanding from 18 franchise locations to 116 in the last three years, the moving company hopes to surpass its 2012 collection of 115,000 items by donating more than 200,000 supplies to community shelters assisting mothers in need this spring.
"Statistics show that one in four women in America will be the victim of domestic violence and these women often find themselves without basic resources, such as soap and shampoo," said Randy Shacka, president of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. "It's heartbreaking to think of moms forced to live in shelters and potentially having to go without essential items like toothpaste. Movers for Moms® helps stock the shelves of wonderful shelters that are doing phenomenal work so that they have the materials they need on hand when victims arrive. We are grateful to our community partners for supporting the collection."
With more than 240 locations, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company in North America. For more information or to schedule a move, contact 877.263.6444 or visit www.twomenandatruck.com.
To download and use the b-roll footage of the Movers for Moms donation event at Rainbow Child Care Center, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/l/BB3iv5KTQARxeMDy1rfpfl
SOURCE TWO MEN AND A TRUCK