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 Military
In an effort to help Veteran's and their families 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 Military program, to collect creature comfort and essential care items.
Our Shelter recipient for the campaign is Preble Street Veteran's Housing. Preble Street works tirelessly to provide Veteran's and their families who face housing instability and homelessness with the appropriate resources and services to find and maintain stable housing.
Our Fall campaign will kick off October 5th and will run through Veteran's Day 2018. If your organization would like to become a collection site please contact Kayla, Kayla.Emond@twomen.com for more information.
Movers for Military Wish List:
- Socks (NEW)
- Underwear (NEW)
- Towels (NEW or gentle used)
- Winter Gloves/Mittens
- Hooded Sweat Shirts
- Jeans and Rugged Pants
- Heavy Winter Coats
- Tooth care
- Backpacks/Duffel Bags
If you have items for donation you can drop them at any of our collection sites throughout greater Portland, The Academy for Active Learners, Rowe Ford Westbrook, Island Dog Brewing, Better Homes and Gardens Gorham, Edward Jones (Atlantic Place, South Portland), South Portland UPS, Dunkin (Bridgton Road, Westbrook), Discovery Place Childcare, Westbrook-Warren Congressional Church, The Maine Mariners and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, Portland.
National Diaper Need Awareness Week
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® once again joined forces with Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services an affiliate of The National Diaper Bank Network to celebrate National Diaper Need Awareness Week with our annual Stuff-A-Truck celebration! We set a goal of collecting 7,500 diapers, and boy did our community deliver. We are proud to announce that we in fact collected over 10,000 diapers, to be distributed throughout Southern Maine. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was involved, from participants to quest to donors who made this all possible! National Diaper Need Awareness Week is over but for 1 in 3 families in America, diaper need is an every day reality, and every diaper donated brings us just a little bit closer to closing the diaper gap for good.
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.
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
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 (TTD) 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. TTD is the recipient of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's® annual Movers for Moms® campaign.
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.
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.
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 joins forces annually with KJFS to host National Diaper Need Awareness Week Stuff-A-Truck- family festival and diaper drive.
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.
"TWO MEN AND A TRUCK" really made a difference for our small organization. For the first time in 6 years of 5K events, we no longer had to rent, load and drive a rental truck ourselves. W were so grateful to have help with all of the heavy lifting! Kayla and Colin were great to work with, and our movers were good sports - they even posed for photos wearing tutus as is the Girls on the Run way! Thank you, Two Men!"
-Emily, Girls on the Run Executive Directory
Preble Street is a nonprofit human service agency serving the most vulnerable people in Maine since 1975 through innovative, best-practice, client-centered programs responding to and preventing hunger and homelessness. In addition to the largest emergency food service program in northern New England, Preble Street operates 14 low-barrier programs throughout Maine providing 24/7/365 services for individuals and families living in poverty, including youth, women and veterans experiencing homelessness, and victims of human trafficking, driven by its mission to meet urgent needs, empower people to move beyond the crises in their lives, and advocate for solutions to homelessness, hungry and poverty. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Portland, recognizes the impact Preble Street has on the community, especially in regards to women and veterans facing hardship. For this reason, we partner with the organization for two of our annual campaigns, Movers for Moms® and Movers for Military.