• Local event seeks essential items for women at Rockford Rescue Mission’s Hope Place
Online Staff Report
On the second Sunday in May (May 12), moms across the country are showered with attention on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, while most moms are being treated to breakfast in bed or having flowers delivered to them, tens of thousands of women spend their Mother’s Day living in shelters because of homelessness or as a result of escaping from domestic violence.
To aid mothers in crisis, Two Men and a Truck (with a location at 7214 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park, Ill.) created its Movers for Moms program, a community-based initiative working with neighborhood schools and organizations — such as local KinderCare Centers throughout the Rockford-area, Meineke, Calvary Bookkeeping Services, Inc., and Great Harvest Bread Co. locally — to collect essential items to donate to women in shelters on Mother’s Day.
The program began as a statewide effort in Michigan in 2008, and will run in 31 states in 2013 to support more than 100 women shelters, including Rockford Rescue Mission’s Hope Place.
As the program continues its rapid growth, expanding from 18 franchise locations to 113 in the last three years, the moving company hopes to surpass its 2012 collection of 115,000 items by donating more than 200,000 supplies to community shelters assisting mothers in need this spring.
The local Two Men and a Truck invites additional community partners to join the cause in 2013 in hopes of eclipsing its collection objective. The Loves Park location can be reached at (815) 633-3600.
For more information or to schedule a move, contact (877) 263-6444 or visit www.twomenandatruck.com.
Posted April 24, 2013