Giving Back to the Community
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Campaigns
Movers for Moms®
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Portland believes that every mom should be celebrated on Mother's Day. This is why we participate in the Movers for Moms® Campaign every spring. We join forces with local businesses and schools to collect essential items to be delivered on Mother's Day to Through These Doors [a 16-bed emergency shelter and domestic violence resource center] and The Florence House [a women's homeless shelter]. With the support of the community and local organizations TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Portland collected over 5,000 items [5,582 to be exact] for the women of Through These Doors and The Florence House during our 2018 campaign. We are proud that with the continued support of area business and the community that we far exceeded our collection goals this year. We look forward to another success campaign in 2019!
We would like to extend a personal thank you to all our incredible collection and event partners, without you this wouldn’t be possible!
The Academy for Active Learners, Rowe Ford Westbrook, Island Dog Brewing, Better Homes & Garden (Gorham), The Woods at Canco, Body by John, The Little Red School House, The Little Red School House Too, Jazzercise- Greater Portland Fitness Studio, LINQ, Gilman Electrical Supply, Portland Police Department, Portside Real Estate Group (Portland, Yarmouth, Falmouth), New England Chiropractic, Recon Fitness, The Daily Grind, Edward Jones (Atlantic Plaza), Dunkin Donuts (Bridgton Road, Westbrook), She JAMS, Discovery Place Child Care, Cloud Port Coworking, Town and Shore Associates, UPS South Portland, Strive, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, UNO Pizzeria, OTTO Pizza, Bruno’s Tavern & Grill, The Junior League, The Maine Girls Academy, Dora L. Small Elementary School
Movers for Mutts
In an effort to help abandoned or relinquished animals living in shelters, in our community, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Portland is partnering with local businesses and organizations, as part of our Movers for Mutts program, to collect pet care items. These items can include food and treat, toys and pet beds.
Our Shelter recipient is The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP). The ARLGP have recently moved into their new 25,000 square foot facility that houses many animals from cats and dogs to bunnies and critters! Not only does ARLGP house, care for and rehome animals in need but they educate the public and community youth on the importance of respecting animals and proper pet care.
Thanks to the support from the community and our collection partners The Fairy Dogmother, Windham Blue Seal and Cape Veterinary Clinic we were able to collect over 480 items for donation to the Animal Refuge League.
National Diaper Need Awareness Week
Thank you to family, friends, the community, all of our participants and donors for the support that helped make TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® and The Jewish Community Alliance’s diaper drive a huge success. We collected 5346 diapers, 1500 wipes, as well as monetary donations. The diapers were collected on behalf of Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services an affiliate of The National Diaper Bank Network and will be distributed to community members in need.
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to eliminating diaper need in America, by leading a national movement to help meet the basic needs of all babies and their families…including access to clean, dry diapers and other material goods. Founded in 2011 with the support of Huggies®, the network raises national awareness of diaper need (#DiaperNeed) and supports the development and expansion of diaper banks in communities throughout the country. Its active membership includes more than 300 diaper banks, diaper pantries, and food banks located in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Guam (including four programs serving local communities in Maine — Jewish Family Services in Portland, The Diaper Fund in Rockport, United Way of Mid Coast Maine in Bath, and We Care Community Baby Center in Machias, ME.
A special shout out to all of our participants; Mom to Mom, Blooming into Motherhood, The Book Fairy Pantry, The Portland PD, Crusher and The Maine Red Claws, Brie’s Best Guest, Maine Doulas, Inspire Dental, Girl Scout Troop 1410, Robyn’s Ice Cream, Casco Bay Vending, Dunkin Donuts, Odwalla and Younique Rep, Jillian Saar.
Donors; Bayside Bowl, The Green Elephant, York’s Wild kingdom, Maine Wildlife Park, The Victoria Mansion, Ten Ten Pie, Rose Foods, Monkey Trunks, Shaw’s, Maine Escape Games and Oakhurst.
Collection sites; Starry Eyes, The Portland Public Library and Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution.
We are looking forward to making this an annual event and exceeding our 2017 collections in 2018!
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society was established in 1913 with the goal of eliminating cancer. They are a volunteer based health organization that uses funds to conduct research, support patients and spread the word about prevention. Since 2000, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® nationwide donates .10 cents from every move completed to help fight cancer. We are happy to announce that over the course of this partnership our organization has contributed more than $570,000.
Girls on The Run
At Girls on the Run they inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Twice each week, after school, trained volunteer coaches lead small teams through a research-based curricula which include dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week season, girls in 3rd – 8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with the girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. They believe that EVERY GIRL is inherently FULL OF POWER and POTENTIAL. By knowing they are the leaders of their lives, these are the girls who WILL CHANGE THE WORLD. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is proud to provide moving services to Girls on the Run's annual 5K event.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland is a non-profit organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in Cumberland County, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races, and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. The organization has built 78 homes in southern Maine since 1985, and through their contributions, have built homes for another 142 families worldwide. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Portland is proud to be the official movers for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland by providing families in the program with moves into their new homes each year.
“We are so grateful to Two Men and Truck for offering such a valuable service to our Habitat families. By providing experienced movers, they make the transition into a new house easier and less stressful for our new home owners. What’s more, they totally understand and support our mission of building homes and creating opportunity for deserving families, making them a terrific partner. Thank you for helping our families start their new lives on the right foot!”
Godfrey Wood, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland Executive Director
Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services
Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services(KJFS) proudly serves those in need throughout Southern Maine. Their programs are designed to meet compelling, immediate needs in ways that demonstrate the commitment to gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) in the service of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Services include an active food pantry, Maine’s first diaper bank, Maine’s only Kosher Meals on Wheels program, winter clothing and gift assistance during the holidays, information and referral services, as well as support for those living in nursing homes and assisted living. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Portland will be joining forces with KJFS to host the first National Diaper Need Awareness Week Kick-off, family festival and diaper drive.
Move For Hunger
We are teaming up with Move for Hunger to help feed families in our community. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Portland picks up unwanted, non-perishable food items from those who are moving and then we deliver them to local food banks. Our current recipient is the Westbrook Food Pantry. This organization is an all-volunteer non-profit providing free supplemental food to local residents on a monthly basis!
The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) is a nonprofit animal shelter located in Westbrook. Maine. They provide temporary care and shelter to more than 4,000 stray, abandoned, confiscated and relinquished animals every year. Centered around adoption, community education, and pet health- the ARLGP has been serving the Greater Portland community since 1911. Their #1 goal is always to find new, happy homes for animals in their care. Secondly, they work very hard to offer educational programming and services to community members of all ages in an effort to promote responsible pet ownership. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Portland is proud to partner with ARLGP for our annual Movers for Mutts campaign.
Through These Doors
Through These Doors (formerly Family Crisis Services) was founded in 1977 and is the domestic violence resource center that services victims and survivors in Cumberland County, Maine They provide safe and accessible services to all people affected by domestic violence. Through These Doors helps the community by providing a free, anonymous and confidential helpline available 24-hours a day, help with Protection from Abuse orders, safety planning and court processes through their outreach programs. In addition, they raise awareness of domestic violence through extensive community education and training.