TWO MEN AND A TRUCK ® is well-known as a professional moving company, but we also take pride in being active and charitable members of our communities. As a matter of fact, one of our Core Values is giving back – helping out our local communities by supporting local charities and their events.
We don’t believe charity should be limited to the holidays, so on this the #internationaldayofcharity, we want to share how our franchises look within their community to see where they can help all year long. Here are some examples of how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations give back to their local communities.
Habitat for Humanity
Many of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises provide bi-weekly or monthly drop-offs for Habitat for Humanity. They arrange the pick-up and delivery of customers’ furniture that’s still in good condition, to their local Habitat for Humanity.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Oshawa will organize events with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Durham region throughout the year. They will often show young boys and girls the trucks that they regularly use for moves, even letting them sit in the cab.
Many of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations organize food drives and volunteer their time during Thanksgiving and key times of need throughout the year. Franchises will often work with their local Food Bank or Salvation Army to help collect donations. Once the event is done, they will then help to deliver all of the food that was donated.
On top of organizing food drives, some of our locations work with charities to collect toys throughout the months of November and December for families in need to be able to provide presents to their children at Christmas.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Ottawa is one of our franchises that actively participates in these types of events. In the past they’ve partnered with Toy Mountain, picking up all toy donations from around the city of Ottawa. Last year their team collected 20,000 children’s toys!
Back To School
Our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge and Waterloo franchise adopted a wonderful back to school program this year. They work with the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank to make sure that kids are ready for school by gathering donations of backpacks, peanut-free snacks, and school supplies.
Walk The Night
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Etobicoke participated in this year’s Walk The Night event in Toronto, which is held in different cities throughout Canada. Each participant gathers donations to give back to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Of Canada to fund research for a cure for blood cancers. Having lost his father in law, Brad Wheeler, General Manager TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Etobicoke and his family walk with lanterns to light the night to bring attention to this cause.
The Mikey On Board Program
The Mikey Network is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada’s “charity of choice.”, Founded in 2003 this charity works to create public awareness and provide education about heart-healthy lifestyles, and place life-saving defibrillators in as many public places as possible
As part of their Mikey On Board program, all TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada moving trucks are equipped with a defibrillator, which they call a MIKEY, and all TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canadian franchisees, as well as all movers, drivers, and staff, have been trained to use a MIKEY.
If you are a charity or know of one that would benefit from our help, be sure to visit our site and contact your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to see how we can help.