As families across the nation anticipate Mother’s Day with brunches and flowers, many women in the US will be spending the day in homeless shelters, many as a result of domestic abuse.
To make life in shelter just a little gentler for these moms in need, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations across the country and here in Wisconsin are hosting their annual Movers for Moms® donation drives to collect personal care items to benefit moms in shelter at Mother’s Day. Donations of essential care items such as hair care products, bedding, diapers, toothpaste, and soft goods will be collected at banks, daycares, and other businesses April 10 through May 12.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises across the country will all take part in the campaign because so many women struggle with domestic violence. According to information from The National Domestic Abuse Hotline, one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. Disturbing statistics from The National Alliance to End Homelessness report that domestic violence is the immediate cause of homelessness for many women, and 92 percent of homeless women had experienced severe physical or sexual assault at some point in their lives.
The Racine, franchise is collecting items across Racine, Walworth and Kenosha counties to benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Racine. That list of donation sites may be found at twomenandatruckracine.com. Donations may also be dropped off at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK 7886 Washington Avenue in Racine.
You may also view an interactive map to search for donation sites on www.twomenandatruck.com/movers-for-moms.
If you’re interested in supporting the program as a collection site, please email Movers4Moms@twomen.com.
- April 10, 2017 - May 12, 2017
- Recurring every 32 days
- Location: 7886 Washington Ave., Two Men and a Truck, WI
- Price: Free