Giving Back in Gainesville
The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core values strive on setting a high standard to giving back to the community. Our team members work, live and love the Gainesville area and we feel strongly the best way to thank the community which has contributed to our success is to give back year after year.
Movers for Moms®
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®'s very own Movers for Moms® program, which collaborates with local business and community partners to collect essential care items for women in need is only one of the many ways we give back to the local community. Since 2011 we've helped make mother's day a bit brighter for moms staying in local shelters such as Peaceful Paths. What to learn how you can help? Contact: Anyse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOVERS FOR MEALS
Movers for Meals is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®'s fall food drive collecting non-perishable food items to help stock our local food banks. We partner with local schools, apartment communities and local organizations to bring meals to those in need. We believe everyone deserves a good meal and giving to those less fortunate is just one way we demonstrate we are the "Movers Who Care®".
Partnerships and Organizations
DANCE MARATHON AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Although we don't have dance skills we're happy to donate our time, services and movers each year to Dance Marathon at the University of Florida benefitting UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. Each year several hundred students raise awareness for Children's Miracle Network and the obstacles pediatric patients and their families face by staying on their feet for over 26 hours straight. This event is very near and dear to our heart as one of our former team members received lifesaving care as an infant that was made possible with the hard work and generosity from Children's Miracle Network and Dance Marathon.
Food 4 Kids
Food 4 Kids Backpack Program of North Central Florida is a 100% volunteer run organization that fills backpacks with nonperishable food and distributes them to students in need. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Gainesville is proud to partner with Food 4 Kids by delivering large donations made by various local vendors to the Food 4 Kids warehouse several times a year to help meet the needs of our county’s food insecure families.
March of Dimes
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Gainesville is pleased to support Alachua County March of Dimes by providing manpower and transportation for their annual Spring March for Babies. The money raised by these amazing volunteers connects babies and families with critical treatments and care as well as funds much needed research. Every baby deserves a fighting chance and we’re honored to do our part to help make their walk a success.
NCFAA Holiday Toy Drive
Millions of children in America will go without Christmas gifts because their parents can’t afford them. Financial and emotional stress dampen the Christmas cheer of families and the efforts of the NCFAA & TWO MEN AND A TRUCK help put new clothes and toys under the tree for hundreds of local Alachua country children that would have gone without Christmas gifts. Although all donations are anonymous, the charitableness of this organization does not go unnoticed by our employees and volunteers. We're so thankful to have the generous support of local businesses and organizations like this!
North Central Florida Apartment Association
"Food drives like the one NCFAA and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK organize annually are extremely important to keep our pantry shelves stocked, our weekend hunger backpacks filled and rural outreach truck packed. We provide over 10,000 pounds of food each month to seniors, children, families, and individuals struggling with hunger. Unfortunately, hunger in our community is not a one - time occurrence with 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 4 children experiencing food insecurity. We function as a supplemental food resource center. Many of our clients are underemployed, working at lower-paying jobs and finding it hard to make ends meet. Increases in rent, housing, and utilities put a big strain on these individuals and families so food is often the only area they can realistically cut back on. Single mothers and seniors often tell us they have to limit or skip meals in order to make their food budgets stretch. Once a month, they can come to our client service center or one of our rural outreach drop off points and received a 3 day supply of food. Food bags are based on the size and nutritional needs of the family. We depend on food donations from individuals, local business and other organizations to help us meet the ever-growing need. We don’t ever want to be in a position where we have to turn someone struggling with hunger away. We appreciate the generosity of organizations like this to help keep our community fed." -Laurie, Weekend Hunger Backpack Program