Giving back to the Community
As we close out on what was a very different-looking 2020 we at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Akron are very proud to have still been able to donate to many organizations throughout COVID-19. Throughout the past year, we were able to donate over eight hundred donations and almost ninety hours of moving time to charities in need across Summit County. Recently, we were able to donate twenty boxes of donations to the Tallmadge Good Neighbors and gift baskets and Christmas turkeys for Community Action Akron Summit.
We love to partner with different organizations in Summit County, especially when they can utilize our moving skills. Below are some of the organizations we continuously help move forward. We also work with the American Heart Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association, the Brimfield Community Cupboard, A Prom to Remember Ohio and Habitat for Humanity of Summit County.
We are teaming up this spring with local business for our Movers for Moms® community campaign. We are excited to participate in this national campaign for the 10th year! Last year the national Movers for Moms® campaign was able to raise over 285,000 items for women and their families affected by domestic abuse. This year all of our donations will be given to the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties.
Our Akron franchise was able to collect over 2,600 donations for the Battered women's Shelter this past Movers for Moms® season! Thank you to everyone that donated!
Due to COVID-19 our 2020 Movers for Moms® donation drive has been cancelled. Please follow the above link to the BWS main website to see how you can safely help them.
In the fall, we partner with local businesses to support Movers for Mutts®. This donation drive collects needed items for animal shelters across the country. This year all of the donations from the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Akron's Movers for Mutts will go towards supporting The Humane Society of Summit County. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®
Akron also hosts a Cardboard Boat Race to kick off the Movers for Mutts® collection drive. This takes place at Turkeyfoot Beach of Portage Lakes in September and includes racing, food, music, and dog adoption. Business sponsors build and race their own cardboard boats for a chance to have a puppy play date visit. All of the proceeds go towards The Humane Society of Summit County.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Cardboard Boat Race has been canceled. We are still planning to run our 2020 Movers for Mutts® donation drive on a smaller scale. Please check back either here or on our social media pages for updates regarding the 2020 Movers for Mutts® donation drive.
This past Movers for Mutts® season we were able to collect over 500 items for The Humane Society of Summit county! Thank you to all of our drop off locations and to you the community for donating to a worthy cause!
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Akron is proud to have been involved in the creation of LeBron James' Akron "I Promise" School! The school is a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools. It is the culmination of LeBron's I PROMISE Program, which encourages kids to finish school. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Akron was glad to help in any way they could, this involved the physical moving in of the school!
We have been working with the Akron Children's Hospital Holiday Tree Festival for more than a decade! Each year we move 30-100 elaborately decorated Christmas trees to the "highest bidder's" home. We also help with set up and tear down for the annual event. We enjoy this event knowing that proceeds are helping children and families in need.
Each year we move hundreds of bikes for the Foundation's "Wheels for Education" initiative and we partner with them for the yearly PROMISE Project. It is wonderful working with the Foundation and the other community partners that know and understand that our children are our future!
"The LeBron James Family Foundation’s mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. We believe that an education and living an active, healthy lifestyle is pivotal to the development of children and young adults."
For years we have been helping the shelter with their clients' moving needs to and from the shelter. When the Movers For Moms® campaign began, we knew the shelter had "other" needs that we could help with. The yearly donations gathered the month before Mother's Day has been a tremendous success in the Akron community.
"There is Hope... For families of violence, women, men and children who are in danger of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties provides emergency services and supportive services to victims seeking to end family violence."
Unlike other agencies that focus on victims of all types of crime, BWS is the only agency in Summit/Medina county that focuses on family violence, intervention and prevention.
If you or your business would like to be more involved in our yearly Movers For Moms® campaign please email email@example.com
This will be our first year partnering with The Humane Society of Summit County and we couldn't be more excited! The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) cares and advocates for the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals of our community. Through education and support, we strengthen the bond between people and animals. HSSC rescues over 2700 animals annually and has served Summit County for over 50 years.
We are thrilled to announce that this year we were able to raise over 500 donations for the HSSC! Thank you to our amazing drop off donation locations and to all of you who donated!
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