Moving our Community Forward
At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we are dedicated to giving back to our community. Each year, we donate our services to charity in order to help those in need. Some of the wonderful organizations we work with include: Special Olympics of Illinois, Salvation Army, Move for Hunger, Cheeriodicals, Loretto Hospital, and many more.
Movers for Moms®
Every Spring we put on a campaign called Movers For Moms® where we team up with local organizations and businesses in the community to collect essential care items for moms in need. On Mother's Day those items are delivered to the Greenhouse Shelter: a shelter for women who are victims of domestic abuse and their children. Some of the wonderful organizations and businesses that participate in our Movers For Moms campaign include: Des Plaines Public Library, Des Plaines Park District, Village Bank and Trust, Des Plaines City Hall, the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Child Care Center of Evanston, Millennium Bank, Iroquois Community School, and New Beginnings Church. We are so thankful for our generous community partners. Without them, none of this would be possible. Our goal is to make every mom feel special and loved on Mother's Day.
Partnerships and Organizations
Special Olympics Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby
Seeing the Chicago River turn green for St. Patrick's Day is fun, but have you ever seen the Chicago River turn yellow with over 60,000 rubber duckies? What we love most about this event is the proceeds from each rubber ducky benefit Special Olympics of Illinois. Each August we help transport and set-up the equipment for this wonderful event, and then we get to spend time with some of our favorite athletes and watch as a truck dumps the rubber duckies into the river.
We partner up with the Salvation Army of Des Plaines around the Holidays to help with their Angel Tree Program. Not only do we participate in the program and buy presents for children in need, but at the end of the program, we visit each collection site and pick up the presents that have been collected and deliver them to the Salvation Army.
Move for Hunger
When our customers are getting ready to move and realize they have extra non-perishable food items they would like to donate, we give them a box marked with a "Move For Hunger" sticker that can be filled with food donations. AT the end of the move, our movers make sure to bring the Move For Hunger box back to the office with them so the food donations can be given to our local food pantry to help those in need. Last year we donated 590lbs of food to Move For Hunger! That's enough food to provide over 490 meals to those in need.
This organization offers a unique experience by providing corporations with a "meaningful team building activity." Employees work together to assemble Cheeriodicals, which are big green boxes filled with magazines, amazing edibles and other cheerful surprises. We had the opportunity to help with the assembly of the boxes, along with delivering the 320 Cheeriodicals boxes to Ann & Roberts H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to bring some cheer to children in the hospital. This was a truly heartwarming experience, and we are looking forward to partnering up the Cheeriodicals again in the future.
Visit with Santa isa wonderful even where Loretto Hospital provides gifts and the opportunity to take a picture with Santa to over 2,000 children. We had the privilege of "playing Santa" and delivering all of the presents to the event. There are even multiple Santas at the event to ensure that every child gets a chance to visit with Santa and get their picture taken.