Our Akron community comes first
We love to partner with different organizations in Summit County, especially when they can utalize our moving skills. Below are some of the organizations we continously help move foward. We also work with the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Association, the Brimfield Community Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Campaigns
Movers for Moms®
We are teaming up this spring with local business and the Akron Rubber Ducks for our Movers for Moms® community campaign. We are excited to participate in this national campaign for the 8th> 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.
Movers for Mutts®
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. All of the donations from the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Akron's Movers for Mutts goes towards supporting One of A Kind Pet Rescue. 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 a 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 One of A Kind Pet Rescue.
2018 Cardboard Boat Race
The Third annual Movers for Mutts® Cardboard was once again a hit by all who participated! The kick off to our fall donation drive was held at The University of Akron Ocasek Natatorium, and even though the weather outside was frightful the boat racing sure was delightful! Pull-A-Part, Burns and McDonnell and Peoples Bank were just a few of the boats that raced all in support of One of a Kind Pet Rescue. This was the third year Peoples Bank participated in the event and third time must be the charm as they were the winner of the race and received a puppy play date courtesy of One of a Kind! Thank you to everyone who came out to the race and donated items!
This Movers for Mutts® season we were able to raise over 500 donations and over $2,000.00 for One of A Kind Pet Rescue! What better way to celebrate than with a puppy play date with the winners of this years Cardboard Boat Race Peoples Bank!
"I PROMISE SCHOOL"
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!
AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
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.
LEBRON JAMES FAMILY FOUNDATION
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."
ONE OF A KIND PET RESCUE
We have been working with One of A Kind Pet Rescue for our Movers for Mutts program since the fall of 2015. One of A Kind Pet Rescue is the largest no-kill animal shelter in Summit County. They have found homes for more than 2,400 animals in 2014. We want to help provide One of A Kind Pet Rescue with the resources they need to continue their commitment to saving pet lives, spaying/neutering local pets, and providing public education in the humane treatment of animals.
THE BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTER OF SUMMIT AND MEDINA COUNTIES
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.