TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®Kicks Off
Movers for Moms®Drive to Help Mothers in Shelters
Community-Supported Program Aids Moms in Crisis on Mother’s Day
Winston Salem NC Though Mother’s Day is intended to be a joyous occasion for women across the country, thousands of moms will be overlooked on this special holiday because they are forced to live in shelters as a result of domestic abuse or homelessness.
To ensure moms in crisis receive the love and appreciation they deserve this Mother’s Day, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Winston Salem is hosting its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring.
Heartbreaking statistics from the Domestic Violence Resource Center state that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.According to a national study from the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, approximately 25 percent of homeless women are homeless because of violence in the home.
This year, the Winston Salem moving company is working with local schools and businesses to collect essential care and comfort items for women at Forsyth Family Services. Some of the most-needed items this year are:
·Household Linens (towels, blankets, pillows, sheets)
·Kitchen Items (pots/pans, plates, silverware, glasses)
·Laundry Items (baskets, detergent, softener)
·Hygiene Products (shampoo/conditioner for all hair types, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
·Gift cards (gas, grocery, all-purpose stores)
·Non-Perishable food items
·Diapers & Pull Ups
·Used cell phones
Over more than 113 years, Family Services has provided high quality programs and services that help families resolve crises, protect victims of family violence, and prepare preschoolers to be ready to succeed in school. We are reaching beyond the 10,000 families we serve each year to pursue to major goals that are essential for the well-being of our entire community: 1. Making quality early childhood development programs available to every child in Forsyth County, and 2. Ensuring that all children and families are free from the threat of family violence. To do this we are building an unprecedented network of local organizations and action-minded leaders who share our commitment to community-wide change. These partnerships are generating innovative ways to help every child and family in Forsyth County reach their full potential.
This spring marked the 12th anniversary of Movers for Moms®. Since its introduction, the programhas expanded nationally to 41 states and more than 300 franchises. Last year was the program’s most successful year to-date, with more than 300,000 items collected for donation to hundreds of shelters across the country. This year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s goal was to collect more than 310,000 items for moms in need across the country.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes local businesses, schools, and organizations to join in the effort of bringing relief and comfort to moms in need. This spring has graciously agreed to partner with the Movers for Moms®program. Anyone interested in supporting local moms in need can visit www.twomenandatruck.com/moversformoms to find the nearest participating TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise.