When you think of Mother’s Day flower bouquets, pretty cards, and at day at the spa may come to mind. But for some women, a bottle a shampoo is the gift they so desperately want and need. Two Men and a Truck has launched their Movers for Moms campaign this month to help make those wishes a reality.
What’s Movers for Mom
From April 1 – May 5, Two Men and a Truck will be collecting high-need items for families for their Movers for Moms campaign that benefits Owen’s House, a shelter for displaced women and children. Something as simple as deodorant can be enough to make a local mama’s entire day.
Needed items include:
- Diapers – especially sizes 5, 6 & 7
- Super Tampons
- Body Wash
- Body Lotion
- Small tissue packs
- Baby rice or oatmeal
- Lip Balm (SPF)
- Hair Ties
- Head bands
- Bar Soap
- Super Maxi Pads
- Deodorant (travel size)
- Adult Diapers (full pullups)
You can find a list of drop off locations and a complete wish list here along with upcoming collection events.
Helping Owen’s House
If you need more motivation to get behind the Movers for Moms campaign, take a look at the Owen’s House philosophy. A safe-haven for local women and children, Owen’s House, helps women dealing with substance abuse, domestic violence, or that simply need a safe place to stay.
According to the Downtown Rescue Mission website, Owen’s House offers women and children access to food, clothing, toiletries, showers, laundry facilities, counseling, medical care, and more at no cost to them. Guests are also allowed to stay as long as needed.
Throughout their stay, local moms are also able to take part in Downtown Rescue Mission’s Life Transformation Program. The nine month program allows women access to counseling, basic skills training, parenting classes, and more while also providing daycare for their children.
Donations to the Movers for Moms campaign directly benefit these mamas and help make these programs possible. So if you’re able, join the move to help local moms this Mother’s Day!
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Lauren Lee is a longtime dog mom transitioning to life as a rookie human mom. She is married to her college sweetheart, Josh, and they welcomed their son, Oliver, to the world in June. Lauren is a Jacksonville State University alumni and has been a published writer since she was sixteen. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, writing, knitting and hiking with her two dogs.