Helping bring awareness to domestic violence, the first inaugural Movers for Moms Launch Party in Pearland was held April 15 at the Pearland Town Center.
The event benefited the Women’s Center of Brazoria County.
A similar event is held across the nation.
Two Men and a Truck® locations across the country collect donations for women every spring and deliver them to local women’s and family shelters on or before Mother’s Day. Franchises partner with local shelters, schools, and other community organizations to collect goods that will make Mother’s Day special for moms living in shelters.
This annual campaign is called Movers for Moms® and it is a national program in 39 states; all franchise locations participate, supporting hundreds of shelters across the nation. Movers for Moms® had a total donation of more than 285,000 gifts in 2016.
At the Pearland party, kids activities, food, and music were part of the day along with donations for moms in need.
For the Movers for Moms® 2017 program, Two Men and a Truck® will pick up and deliver the collected items to partnering shelters around Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14.
Items collected included diapers, baby products, personal hygiene products, laundry items, baby food, gift cards, toys and more.
“It was a record-breaking year in 2016 with more than 285,000 items collected and donated to shelters across the country. This truly helps moms in need get back on their feet and feel extra special on a day they may have otherwise been forgotten,” Marketing Director Keisha Bloodworth said. “It went very well in Pearland and every year it will get better and better.”
For more information about Movers for Moms, go to https://twomenandatruck.com/movers-for-moms.
Story by Karolyn Gephart