Community Service in Las Vegas
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Campaigns
Movers for Moms®
Community involvement is near and dear to our hearts. Every spring, we host Movers for Moms®. We partner with local businesses and organizations and collect essential care items for mothers in need. Those items are donated to the Safe Nest Shelter for Domestic Abuse, just in time for Mother’s Day. Serving southern Nevada since 1977, Safe Nest is the state’s largest and most comprehensive charity devoted soley to domestic violence issues. The goal is to assist families from crisis to healing while empowering victims toward self-sufficiency in violence-free lives.
Movers for Military
We strive to take the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core values to the next level and are proud of our commitment to giving back to the community. Every fall TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Las Vegas organizes a local Movers for Military campaign. We collect essential items such as travel size hygiene items, books, chapstick, stationary sets, DVD’s, trail mix, beef jerky, letters of appreciation, and any other items fit for a care package. These items are be distributed to our traveling military members and their families through USO, Las Vegas.
LIGHT THE NIGHT - LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
The Light the Night Walk, hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), is one of the many rewarding events we participate in each year.We provide assistance by delivering event materials and equipment to the event site, as well as providing manpower to set up. LLS is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Since 1949, LLS has been on the forefront of blood cancer advancements such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantations, leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that save thousands of lives.
SUSAN G. KOMEN
Race for the Cure is perhaps the biggest charity that we participate in each year. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® thoroughly enjoys working with Susan G. Komen for the Cure because we know that their efforts truly do make a difference. As a company, we work very closely with the numerous committees that are part of the event to ensure that everything needed for the race is delivered and set up properly. The Southern Nevada affiliate was established in the fall of 1996, following the First Annual Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure, with 1,359 participants. Today, this event has grown to nearly 20,000 participants and raises close to $1 million. The race takes place every year on the first Saturday in May. Thanks to events like Race for the Cure, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors, and fellow supporters, the Affiliate has invested more than $6 million to breast health and cancer projects in Clark, Nye, Lincoln, Esmeralda, White, Pine and Mineral counties the last 16 years.
Every day brings a new opportunity to change or impact someone’s life. This is what the partnership between Cheeriodicals and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® strives to do. Cheeriodicals provides 50 different options for unique hospital gifts, as an alternative to conventional gifts, such as balloons or flowers. The big green gift boxes can be ordered online and sent directly to the patient. What better of a gift could one receive in the hospital than something that will actually keep the individual occupied? Cheeriodicals noticed that many of the gift boxes being ordered were for hospitalized children, but also understood that not all children could receive boxes due to the financial limitations of the families. For this reason, Cheeriodicals created corporate team building exercises where corporate sponsors would bring in employees to construct boxes to handle out to children. Because of the large amount of boxes being put together Cheeriodicals had to find a way to deliver all of the boxes to the hospital. This is where we come in. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® works with Cheeriodicals all over the nation, picking up and delivering these green gift boxes. Watching the glow on a child’s face when they get an unexpected surprise is extremely rewarding. We are proud to work with Cheeriodicals
LAS VEGAS DIAPER BANK
The National Diaper Bank is a non-profit organization created in 1994 that collects, stores, and distributes diapers to low-income families across the country. The Las Vegas Diaper Bank is operated by the Las Vegas Family Relief organization. The Las Vegas Diaper Bank works closely with organizations who help families in need. According to the 2014 U.S. Census, about 47 million people are living in poverty, 5.3 million of which are infants. In 2014 alone the National Diaper Bank distributed over 35 million free diapers. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Las Vegas is proud to partner with the Las Vegas Diaper Bank. We help them pack and move the diapers collected at Diaper Drives and similar events in the Las Vegas area to diaper distribution locations. Partnerships like the one between TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® and the Las Vegas Diaper Bank create meaningful and lifelong memories for everyone involved.
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls on the Run International is a non-profit organization started in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The non-profit organization is dedicated to empowering young girls and teaching them diversity, responsibility, optimism, gratitude, and compassion. The program began with just thirteen girls and in 2015 alone the program helped 179,000. This same year it helped its one-millionth girl and held over 350 at the end of the seasons 5Ks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Las Vegas is excited to assist Girls on the Run with their 5K in Summerlin for the first time and we look forward to continuing a meaningful relationship.
Heaven Can Wait Animal Society
There is a large pet overpopulation in Las Vegas community. Heaven Can Wait Animal Society decided to take the focus off of rescue and instead promote spay/neutering of animals. Their goal is to prevent thousands of unwanted litters. Members of the community donate furniture and other items that are sold to raise money for Heaven Can Wait's spay and neuter program. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Las Vegas offers free pick-up of the donated items two days a week to help this non-profit organization.
USO Las Vegas
USO Las Vegas is a non-profit dedicated to strengthening military service members and their families by helping them stay connected to one another, their homes, and their communities. They provide programs for military families, put together care packages for active duty service members serving overseas, and assist with both deployment and transitioning back into civilian life. We support USO Las Vegas by collecting items for them in our fall Movers for Military® campaign.
SafeNest has a mission to Protect, Prevent, and Empower. They provide services to victims and survivors of relationship abuse including legal counsel, emergency services, counseling, and housing. They also have programs designed to help people recognize and prevent abuse, and to empower survivors to harness their strengths in creating their futures. They have been working in Southern Nevada since 1977. We are proud to partner with them for our annual Movers for Moms® collection drive.