TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® continues trend of charitable work with donation to the American Cancer Society

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Giving back to the community is the platform on which TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been built, and when Founder Mary Ellen Sheets formed the moving company back in the ‘80s, she made sure that charitable work would remain a top priority for the foreseeable future. In fact, the first $1,000 profit she earned, she split and donated to 10 different Lansing, Mich., area charities! Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® works to strengthen communities

Written by Jessy Howe

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system holds a long tradition of giving back to communities in which employees live and work. After Founder Mary Ellen Sheets’ first year in business, she donated her profits to 10 different local charities. Today, we continue to donate 10 cents of every move to the American Cancer Society, the national charity of choice, totaling a donation of more than $450,000 to date. It is this spirit that gives meaning to our motto: “Movers Who Care®.”

Franchises from across the country illustrate the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core value of giving back to the community by  donating countless hours, valued at nearly $2.5 million annually,  to a variety of charities in addition to our own cause marketing program, Movers for Moms®.

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® location in Akron, Ohio ran their first-ever Movers for Mutts drive, one of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s five charitable programs, in which items are collected and delivered to animal shelters to help support foster animals being cared for. By partnering with seven local businesses to serve as drop off locations for food, toys, and other essential pet items, Akron was able to collect 357 items and donate nearly $250 to One of a Kind Pet Rescue, the largest no-kill animal shelter in the county.

“We were blown away by the support of the local businesses. When we mentioned our Movers for Mutts drive many businesses jumped on board and even came up with their own promotional offering to help increase the donation efforts,” said Franchisee Vicki Voth. “The generous out pour of support showed us that this area loves their animals and are thrilled to have the opportunity to help out a local shelter that places thousands of cats and dogs in happy homes every year. We cannot wait to expand this effort in the years to come by adding more events and drop off locations!”

While Vicki and her team worked to support animals, the Gainesville, Fla., franchise focused their efforts on a local toy drive hosted by the Gainesville/Alachua County Association of Realtors (GACAR) for the fifth consecutive year.

A vital role during the GACAR Toy Drive is the pick-up, transportation, and delivery of donated toys to the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Mid-Florida Division. This is where TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® steps in.

This year, the toy drive received their largest donation to-date. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Gainesville Director of Marketing and Business Development George Baldacchino says it is a blessing to be in a position to help.

“These types of events allow us to live all of our core values,” said Baldacchino. “Something that touched me is when we were delivering the toys, several members of the Children’s Home Society staff teared up and became very emotional. We were able to help those whose entire professional life is designed to help these children in foster care and it meant so much to them.”

Employees throughout our system share the joy that serving their local communities brings and often times say community service opportunities are a rewarding aspect of being in our system.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® North Las Vegas Marketing Coordinator Ashlee Wright shares this feeling after their first year participating in the Diaper Drive hosted by the Las Vegas Diaper Bank, an organization providing diapers and supplies to families in need.

“My favorite thing about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the commitment that each employee has to giving back to the community,” she said. “All the charity events that I have been a part of are so life changing.”

The North Las Vegas franchise was able to assist by providing the move services to transport the diapers collected as well as spreading the word and promoting through social media to increase donations.

Like many franchises across the country, North Las Vegas also works closely with Cheeriodicals to deliver “boxes of cheer” to hospitalized children who need a lift in spirits.

“We have partnered with the local office in each market we’ve delivered to children’s hospitals or Ronald McDonald Houses,” said Cheeriodicals President Gary Parisher. “We have now made more than 40 deliveries to children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses with the local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® office leading the delivery.”

It is our goal to serve those in need and make our local communities a better place to live. We strive to continue offering local support in 2016 and look forward to the opportunities ahead of us. When we work as a system of one, what an impact we can make.

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Living our core value of giving back

Working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a blast, especially this time of year! Our national program, Movers for Moms®, is in full swing and together with their communities, our franchises across the country come together to spread the news, collect donations, and plan events to raise awareness of the program and give back to local mothers in need.

Movers for Moms® is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s national program designed to celebrate women who are forced to rely on the support of local homeless or domestic abuse shelters around Mother’s Day. Franchises partner with local shelters, schools, businesses, and community organizations where members of the community drop off items such as beauty bryan m4mproducts, hygiene products, blankets, gently used clothing, and much more.

Each year, we see franchises team up with new collection partners and plan fun events to make the program a great success. One of the most rewarding pieces of franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the opportunity to get involved and give back to the community through cause marketing programs and community volunteering.

Bryan Gerstner is a franchisee at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kansas City, Mo., and has taken his Movers for Moms® program to a new level this year.

“For me, it’s giving back to the community for a very good cause that is not widely talked about, but affects so many people,” he said.

This spring, Bryan, along with his team, has gone above and beyond to make Movers for Moms® successful. Their franchise partnered with two television stations, ABC TV9 and NBC TV41, to help spread the word.

“ABC TV 9 embraced the program and really went over the top with promotions. For that we are so grateful,” said Bryan.

Bryan’s franchise also partnered with Race 4 Domestic Violence Prevention, an annual 5k run in their community, and partnered with the Nebraska Furniture Mart as a collection site for folks to drop off donations.

For Bryan, the most rewarding part of Movers for Moms® is the satisfaction he feels when they drop off the collected items at their local shelter. It is a rewarding experience to positively impact womens’ lives.

In addition to the fantastic efforts TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kansas City has shown during this year’s Movers for Moms® campaign, numerous other franchises across the country have fully embraced their Movers for Moms® program this year and are doing great things!


Movers for Military

Movers for Military is one of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®‘s fall programs which gathers and delivers donations to homeless Veteran’s shelters and families in need around Veteran’s Day.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCmilitary by truckK® Tampa took Movers for Military on full force last fall. After a lot of contemplating, Marketing and Sales Manager Eugenia Parlow decided to host a golf outing to raise money for Movers for Military.

“I made the suggestion to our owner, Jeff Knowles, and he thought it would be a good idea and the rest is history,” said Eugenia. “After we had a flyer designed, we got talking to our vendors, chambers, and community partners.  They all had a big part in the program’s success.”

When Eugenia began working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, she was thrilled to find we help those in need through programs like Movers for Military and Movers military gold outingfor Moms®.

“Giving back is something I’ve always been passionate about. Movers for Military is especially exciting because our franchise owner, Larry Knowles, my husband, and many of our friends are veterans.”

Last fall, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Tampa raised more than $5,000 at their golf outing and used the cash donations to buy additional products that were on their charity’s wish list.

In July, they will start planning the 2nd Annual Movers for Military Tournament which will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

2014 Humanitarian Award Winner

At our company-wide annual meeting each spring, we hold an awards night and recognize our franchises across the system for their achievements.

This year, T2014 humanitarianWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Des Plaines/Chicago was the recipient of the 2014 Humanitarian Award. Franchisees Joel Trost, Jason Judson, John Judson and the rest of their team were extremely deserving.

The Humanitarian Award is given to the franchise who has donated the most move hours and moving supplies to local nonprofit organizations throughout the year. In 2014 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Des Plaines/Chicago collectively donated a total of $32,950 in charitable moves and supplies!

Giving back to the community is a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core value our franchisees across the system encompass in their daily lives. Our system makes a point to give back to the community in many ways, and we couldn’t be more proud.

Franchising is exceptionally gratifying. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchise moving company in the United States. If you’re interested in joining the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family, please visit twomenandatruckfranchising.com!