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Moving Our Community Forward

Each year, moms across the country are showered with love on Mother’s Day. The second Sunday in May is the day when we show our mothers just how much they are appreciated for everything they do for their families. Unfortunately, while most moms are smiling ear to ear and being showered with love and flowers, many women spend their Mother’s Day in homeless or domestic violence shelters. 

Serving the Lansing Community

True to our core value of giving back to community, we are always looking to assist those in need. If you are in need of charitable services, please fill out this form.

Movers for Moms®

The Movers for Moms® program provides women and children served by community shelters with daily essential items in hopes of brightening their day and their spirits! These items include: soap, toothbrushes, hair styling products, shampoo and conditioner, hygiene products, socks and underwear, and baby diapers.

After ninth years the program has expanded nationally to more than 295 franchises in 38 states. In 2016 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® collected over 285,000 items and Lansing alone collected over 8,100 items!

This year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Lansing partnered with local businesses to collect donations for five shelters, City Rescue Mission, Safe Center, Haven House, SIREN/Eaton Shelter, and Child and Family Charities/Angel House.

CITY RESCUE MISSION

With more than 100 years of volunteer service, City Rescue Mission is dedicated to meeting the physical and spiritual needs of men, women, and children in the Lansing area. They provide food, shelter, and hope to Lansing residents daily and are once again thrilled to be a part of the Movers for Moms® campaign.

HAVEN HOUSE

Haven House  provides emergency housing and support service for single-parent and two-parent families that are homeless and looking for stability. Since opening their doors in 1983, Haven House has developed programs for the families that walk through their doors that will make an impact on their lives after they leave the shelter. These programs improve people’s lives through goal setting, training, and education shaped around the resident’s needs.

ANGEL HOUSE

Angel House is a residential program for young, single mothers. Since 1911, Child and Family Charities, the governing agency of Angel House, has been protecting and strengthening families in mid-Michigan. This non-profit organization addresses the needs of victims of abuse, neglect, and at-risk children while helping them overcome life’s obstacles. With the support of local businesses, such as Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, Capital Area District Library, Dart Bank and more, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is confident that each year we will not only continue to grow in donations with the Movers for Moms® campaign, but more importantly that we can also continue to brighten Mother’s Day for the women in need at local homeless and domestic violence shelters.

Movers for Meals

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Lansing collected non-perishable food items to support The Food Bank Council of Michigan.  The purpose of the Movers for Meals program is to recognize and support the thousands of people across Michigan relying on The Food Bank Council of Michigan for food assistance each year. 

Community Involvement and Donations

In and around Lansing, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® lives by our core value of giving back to our community. If you're a charity that could use our services, please let us know by filling out this form.

Child and Family Charities

Child and family charities was established in 1911 as the Ingham County branch of Michigan children’s aid society.  The founding purpose was “ to secure for every child the same love and the same opportunity that we would have our children receive should they be left orphaned or friendless.”  Over the years, the agency has evolved into a multi-service organization serving the Mid-Michigan region.

Komen Mid Michigan Race for the Cure

Komen Mid-Michigan (formerly Greater Lansing) was established in January, 2001, to spread the life-saving message of early detection and to financially support breast cancer screening, education, treatment and support programs in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. In 2009, the Affiliate expanded its service area to include Jackson, Livingston, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw counties, and was re-named Susan G. Komen Mid-Michigan®.

Ele's Place

Ele's Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens.  Four branch locations support families throughout the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Flint and Lansing areas and beyond.  Each week, peer support group programs help hundreds of children, ages 3-18, learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling or other loved one.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something great. While she's learning to build a fire, she's also building character. She discovers she can help build a house, sail a boat, or excel at math. She makes friends, finds mentors and joins with others to improve her neighborhood or her school.

Ronald McDonald House of Mid Michigan

The Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan began as a dream of community leaders, healthcare professionals and parent advocates in Lansing, Michigan in 1996. These community members came together to address an important need: How to best care for the many families who come to Mid-Michigan for medical treatment for their seriously ill or injured children.Too often these parents were forced to sleep in waiting rooms or cramped hospital rooms, bathe in bathroom sinks and eat out of vending machines while their child was hospitalized — difficult conditions during their most tragic times. There had to be a better way.

St. Vincent Catholic Charities

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) has provided students in the Lansing area with proper school supplies for thirteen years through Operation Backpack. With the help of local businesses, STVCC collects backpacks and school supplies during July and August each year. Before the start of school, the backpacks are stuffed with paper, pencils and other supplies in order to provide students with everything they need to succeed in the upcoming year.

OPERATION BACKPACK

operation backpack logo TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been proud to support the efforts of Operation Backpack for over 10 years. The Lansing franchise provides boxes and moving services to each of the collection sites, as well as storage for the filled boxes. Our Home Office employees pay for the privilege to wear jeans on Friday and all of the money collected in July goes directly to purchase school supplies for the Operation Backpack program. Donations are being collected now through August 18th.

Toys for Tots

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 119 years, they have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most under-served. 
 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Lansing was established in 1987 by a group of passionate volunteers. These volunteers worked tirelessly to fundraise, acquire land, select families, and manage all of the logistics to build the first Habitat homes in Lansing. Since then, Habitat Lansing has continues building homes, opened a successful ReStore, and expanded the program to critical home repairs and handicap accessibility ramps!

Maxwell C. Matthews Foundation

supporting the max c matthews foundation logo lansing michigan Max’s Foundation was created in 2005 in honor of Maxwell C. Matthews, who passed away at age six, due to complications of spinal meningitis. Started in his memory by his parents, the foundation aims at helping children in need as well as their families. Max’s foundation holds a Bowl-a-thon and Race every year in order to raise funds and awareness. 

Teddy Bear Posse

teddy bear posse logo The Teddy Bear Posse campaign is hosted by four radio stations of Midwest Communications: 94.1 DUKE FM, 92.9 WLMI-FM, 106.1 Q106, and 92.1 THE TEAM. It was created to collect new teddy bears and stuffed animals that are distributed to local ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars, to be given to young children involved in traumatic situations. This initiative strives to help comfort these children and show them that law enforcement is on their side and available to help them through these difficult times. Look for our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Lansing donation boxes located at Burger King, Applebee’s, and LAFCU locations throughout the Greater Lansing area.

 

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