At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, giving back isn’t just something we do, it is truly a part of who we are. It is such a part of who we are that we formalized it as one of our core values. Our founder Mary Ellen Sheets set the tone when after her first year in business, she donated her profits to 10 different charities. It is this spirit that gives meaning to the company’s motto: “Movers Who Care®.”
We’re very proud that since 2009, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations across North America have donated hundreds of thousands of service hours to their communities. In 2017 alone, franchises donated more than $3 million worth of moving services.
Our locations love to connect with their communities by supporting local charities and initiatives all year long, but giving back at the holidays feels even more special. This holiday season is no different, and we wanted to highlight a few of the things our franchisees and their staff have been doing lately.
Our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Ottawa location has been very busy spreading Christmas cheer this season. They have partnered with Toy Mountain– for the 3rd consecutive year, helping to collect and distribute toys to over 20,000 children that would otherwise have been without a gift to open on Christmas morning.
In addition they are very proud to have partnered with The Shoebox Project Ottawa, distributing gift filled shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness in their community. They collected over 3,000 shoeboxes at 22 participating locations.
Our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Edmonton crew supported Santas Anonymous, and partnered with Can Man Dan for a 4 Day Winter Campout For Edmonton’s Food Bank. This year they collected a record-breaking $50,000 worth of toys- a truck full!
Each year our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Oshawa & Peterborough franchises partner with Keller Williams for their annual Turkey Drive. They pick up all the dry goods and the turkey’s and deliver them to a school where the Keller Williams team puts together a Turkey dinner for over 2000 families. They also support the Bethesda House delivering toys and food.
Our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo location sponsored a family through Kitchener Family Services, providing them all with gifts and a grocery gift card.
We don’t just do business in our local communities, we want to be a part of them. Giving back to local charities is one small way we achieve that. It feels great to!