Giving back to Des Plaines
Truckload of Warmth
At our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Des Plaines location, we run a campaign every Fall called Truckload of Warmth to collect warm clothes for those in need. We partner with local businesses and organizations in the community who serve as collection sites. At the end of the campaign, we will deliver all of the items to the Self Help Closet and Pantry of Des Plaines. Desired items for collection include coats, hats, gloves, and other clothing designed for cold weather.
Special Olympics of Illinois
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Des Plaines partners up with Special Olympics of Illinois throughout the year to help move equipment and supplies to and from their events. One of our favorite events is the Winter Skating Competetion, which is held at Canlan Ice Sports. Athletes and teams from all over Illinois come together to participate in this wonderful event. Our mascot Truckie is always there making the athletes laugh so they do not get nervous before the competetion. Truckie has done everything from leading a group in stretching, to lacing up the athletes skates (as seen here with Chloe). Special Olympics is such a fantastic organization, and we feel lucky to have the opportunity to work together.
Habitat for humanity
Habitat For Humanity works with students at Maine West High School in Des Plaines to build the side panels for houses. Once the side pannels have been built, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Des Plaines transports the side panels to the site of the new home. This program offers students a great opportunity to help others through hard work and dicipline. We are glad to be part of such a great program and work with such wonderful organizations.