Seattle, Washington, April 3, 2012 – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Seattle launches Movers for Moms®, a local campaign to collect personal items and creature comforts for mothers living at DAWN’s House, a domestic violence shelter serving South King County. True to its mission of being “movers who care,” TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Seattle will accept donations of robes, slippers, socks, brushes, combs and other personal items to be distributed Mother’s Day weekend.
The program was started in 2008, but this is the first year TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Seattle will be participating in the program. The program has spread to 24 states and more than 80 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises. This year’s goal is to collect more than 100,000 items for moms in need across the country.
Collections for Movers for Moms® begin this Friday with a kick off at Shoreline Christian School, a drop off site for the program. During the event, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Seattle representatives from the Kent and Kirkland locations will pass out flyers describing Movers for Moms®, hand out coloring sheets and crayons, hear from a DAWN representative, and ask kids and their families to “Help Mom” this Mother’s Day. Other drop off sites include Renton Chamber of Commerce, Kent Downtown Partnership, the Mint in Enumclaw and iLoveKent.net. Donations will be accepted now through Friday, May 11.
“DAWN’s House relies on the generosity of the community members and partners like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Seattle to provide abuse survivors with much needed items during their stay,” said DAWN’s House Director Andrea Paine. “Most women arrive at our shelter with very few belongings, so even items that seem small can make a huge difference in a woman’s day and in her entire experience of starting over.”
The idea behind the program is to collect items and gifts in honor of Mother’s Day for women and children currently staying at local women’s shelters like DAWN’s House, because all moms should have something to celebrate on Mother’s Day, regardless of their situation. Suggested items include new or gently used clothing and shoes; personal products such as soap, deodorant and lotions; new and gently-used toys and games; books and magazines; and DVDs and CDs.
“As active members of the community, we see parents and families in all kinds of different living situations. Seeing abused mothers and children is one of the most heartbreaking,” said Glenna Clendenen of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Seattle. “We want to do our part to make this one weekend special for moms who give their all every day. We invite our communities to help by making donations to help moms in need.”
To learn more about the program, or to find out how you might help, contact TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Seattle at (253) 656-4322 or visit TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Seattle online.
About DAWN’s House:
Dawn’s House is the only confidential domestic violence shelter for women and their children in South King County. The shelter serves women with children from birth to age 18, and provides an array of advocacy and services including support groups, housing search assistance, children’s groups, mental health and legal and one-to-one advocacy. For more information about DAWN, visit http://dawnonline.org.
About TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Seattle:
The Seattle area franchise of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is owned by husband and wife team Rick and Glenna Clendenen. The firm serves the Seattle area out of offices located in Kent and Kirkland and actively participates in the communities it serves. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK© offers a full-range of residential and commercial moving services, senior move management, packing services, supplies and workshops. To learn more about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Seattle, visit them online at http://twomenandatruckseattle.com or call (253) 656-4322.
For more information, contact:
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK© of Seattle
1119 Central Ave. S., Ste. 203, Kent, WA 98032