Community-Supported Program Aids Moms in Crisis on Mother’s Day
Though Mother’s Day is intended to be a joyous occasion for women across the country, thousands of moms will be overlooked on this special holiday because they are forced to live in shelters as a result of domestic abuse or homelessness. Heartbreaking statistics from the Domestic Violence Resource Center state that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.Moreover, studies have shown that approximately 25 percent of homeless women are homeless because of violence in the home.
Movers for Moms®
To ensure moms in crisis receive the love and appreciation they deserve this Mother’s Day, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Winston-Salem is hosting its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters. This spring marks the 11th anniversary of Movers for Moms®. Since its introduction, the program has expanded nationally to all 39 states and more than 300 franchises. Last year was the program’s most successful year to-date, with more than 285,000 items collected for donation to hundreds of shelters across the country. This year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s goal was to collect more than 300,000 items for moms in need across the country.
Forsyth Family Services
In 2018, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is working with local community partners to collect essential and comfort items for local moms, and they will be donated to Forsyth Family Services. Family Services is a non-profit organization serving Forsyth County, NC, by providing professional services and participating in partnerships that foster the development of children, advance the safety, security and success of families and individuals, and help build a sustainable community.
As the group has stated, “Over more than 113 years, Family Services has provided high quality programs and services that help families resolve crises, protect victims of family violence, and prepare preschoolers to be ready to succeed in school. We are reaching beyond the 10,000 families we serve each year to pursue to major goals that are essential for the well-being of our entire community: 1. Making quality early childhood development programs available to every child in Forsyth County, and 2. Ensuring that all children and families are free from the threat of family violence. To do this we are building an unprecedented network of local organizations and action-minded leaders who share our commitment to community-wide change. These partnerships are generating innovative ways to help every child and family in Forsyth County reach their full potential.”
Join Us in Supporting Local Moms!
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes local businesses, schools, and organizations to join in the effort of bringing relief and comfort to moms in need. Anyone interested this cause can bring donations to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Winston-Salem, located at 130 Stratford Court, Suite A. All donations are welcome, but below is a list of the items needed most by the shelter:
- Household linens
- Cleaning Supplies
- Paper products
- Diapers and pull-ups
- Household items for families leaving the shelter