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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. According to a national study from the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, approximately 25 percent of homeless women are homeless because of violence in the home.
To ensure moms in crisis receive the love and appreciation they deserve this Mother’s Day, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Quad Cities is hosting its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring.
"...To set up a new household with just your kitchen staple items and cleaning products its so expensive. It takes a lot of courage to leave so to have some help with your startup can take some of that overwhelming feeling away from you," says Kit Miller, shelter manager.
All items collected this year will be donated to Winnie Place / Women In Need-Nurtured Into Excellence. Winnie's Place is a shelter program through Churches United helping women, with or without children, who are homeless or victims of violence, move away from their current situations and towards a world of new opportunities. If you need shelter, call 309-764-WINN or (309) 764-9466
Donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations:
Lagomarcinos, 1422 5th Avenue, Moline, IL and 2132 East 11th Street, Davenport, IA
Perl Mortgage, 5405 Utica Ridge Road, Suite 110, Davenport, IA
K&K Hardware, 1818 Grant Street, Bettendorf, IA
Food Hub, 421 West River Drive, Davenport, IA
Weir Building, 5030 38th Avenue, Moline, IL
Two Men and a Truck, 5000 Tremont Avenue #202, Davenport, IA 52807
WQAD News 8, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, IL
Wish List for Winnie's Place
- Hair Styling Products
- New Underwear
- Women's Shave Cream
- Toys/Stuffed (Gently Used/New)
- Paper Towels
- Garbage Bags
- Storage Bags (quart, gallon, 2 gallon)
- Make up
This spring marked the 10th 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.