Two Men and a Truck Collects Donations for Moms in Shelters
A Mother's Day Gift for Moms
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This Mother’s Day will find many moms in shelters due to domestic abuse or homelessness, but Two Men and a Truck, a national moving company with local franchises, is aiming to help them to feel loved and appreciated despite the hardships they endured.
Two Men and a Truck is hosting its “Movers for Moms” collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying shelters before Mother’s Day and is reaching out to local residents for donations. Mothers in local shelters are in need of furniture, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, underwear, socks, razors, mouthwash, cotton swabs and toilet paper and paper towels. If you’re interested in donating, visit Two Moms and a Truck's website to find the closest collection distribution to your home. Area residents can make last-minute donations at the University of North Carolina baseball stadium this weekend during the UNC-Louisville series.
Donations collected by Two Men and a Truck’s Raleigh franchise will go to InterAct of Wake County, a local nonprofit agency that provides safety, support and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. Sally — whose name has been changed to protect her identity and security — says InterAct changed her life, and that’s why she returned to help the agency. Sally was 16 years old when her mother fled an abusive relationship, taking her, her brother and her sister to InterAct. While in the shelter, she says, a counselor “embraced me, gave me hope and taught me that I was valuable and could do great things.”
About eight years ago, Sally returned to InterAct to volunteer because she wanted to give others the support she had received so she could help them realize that they, too, could live a successful life, free of violence. Now a case manager at the shelter, Sally works with families to provide supportive counseling, advocacy and connection with community resources.
“I was the first in my family to get a college degree and served 10 years in the military,” she says. “My dream is to give back to my community and work with families needing help, like mine did.”
Now in its seventh year, The Movers for Moms program has expanded to 30 states and more than 120 Two Men and a Truck franchises, collecting more than 210,000 items for donation to 100 shelters across the U.S.