LANSING, Mich., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the industry's leading moving service franchise, continues to prove itself as a company committed to giving back to their communities as it launches its seventh annual Movers for Moms® campaign. Leading up to Mother's Day, all 270 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations across the U.S. will collect donations to deliver to local women's and family shelters by Sunday, May 11.
Movers for Moms® is an annual campaign dedicated to providing essential items to local shelters, schools and other community organizations. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® garners support from local businesses which either donate items or serve as drop off locations, helping to make Mother's Day memorable for tens of thousands of women living in domestic abuse and homeless shelters throughout the country.
Launching in 2007 with 18 Michigan franchises looking to make an impact on their community, Movers for Moms® has grown to include more participants and partnerships with each passing year. This year and for the first time in the program's history, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® made Movers for Moms® a nationwide campaign involving all 270 locations.
On the heels of a record-breaking year in 2013 with more than 120 participating franchises, 420 schools, 117 shelters, and more than 210,000 collected items, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is confident that its collection in 2014 will significantly exceed previous figures. In 2012, Movers for Moms®almost doubled the number of participating states from 14 to 27, and donated more than 116,000 items to more than 200 schools, daycare centers, and community collection sites.
"No mother should be without a gift on Mother's Day - even those in difficult situations. As this is our first year launching Movers for Moms®as a national program, we are excited about the reach and impact that we will make on the lives of mothers and families that are experiencing tough times," said Randy Shacka, president of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. "The enthusiasm our franchisees and staff are showing toward this campaign highlights that all members of our team are genuinely committed to our company's dedication to living out our tagline, 'Movers Who Care.'"
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® ensures their donations make a positive and impactful difference by allowing partnering organizations to submit a wish list of specific items they need. These include soaps, cleaning products, clothing and formula for babies, undergarments, and other basic items.
Florence Crittenton Services of North Carolina (FCSNC), a non-profit organization which focuses on assisting pregnant and at-risk girls and women, began partnering with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® in 2009 and has since benefited significantly from Movers for Moms®donations.
"Last year, more than 10,000 requested items were donated and distributed to our clients," said Sydney Crouch, Development Associate at FCSNC. "These include baby clothes, blankets, car seats, baby formulas, and diapers and wipes. As a non-profit, small but necessary items such as diapers are hard to afford on a tight budget."
Having been founded by a mother and with numerous female corporate leaders and franchisees within the company's national franchise system, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is committed to continuing making a difference in the lives of mothers and families across the nation with Movers for Moms®.
ABOUT TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are more than 270 national locations and 1,800 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates 290 locations and 1,900 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than 4.7 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 and more than 36 consecutive months of record growth. Each location is independently owned and operated. For franchising opportunities, visit www.twomenandatruckfranchising.com.