This spring, the Ross Medical Education Center campus in Davison, Michigan partnered with Two Men and a Truck’s annual Mother’s Day campaign entitled Movers For Moms. According to the Two Men and Truck website: “As part of its Movers for Moms® program, Two Men and a Truck® locations nationally partner with local businesses and organizations to collect essential care items for women staying in local domestic abuse or homeless shelters. Once donations are collected, Two Men and a Truck® will pick up and deliver the items to partnering shelters around Mother’s Day.”
Differing slightly from location to location, donations are often determined by the local shelters. However, their lists of needs often include: soap, shampoos and conditioners, hair products, pillows, blankets, bedding, socks and slippers, and a variety of other common items. The campus worked hard to gather as many items as posisble to help with this worthy cause. Then, representatives from the local Two Men and a Truck facility came by to pick them up. Finally, they then delivered the items to shelters around Mother’s Day to help local moms get back on their feet and to remind them that they aren’t alone.
It was a record-breaking year for the organization as a whole last year. They had nearly 300,000 items collected and distributed to those in need across the country. Two Men and a Truck, and all those organizations that participate, are honored to make sure that these moms and their children aren’t forgotten on Mother’s Day, or any other day!
This is the second year that Ross Medical Education Center has participated, and it was once again a wonderful opportunity for students and staff to give back. So many donations were received in Davison that there wasn’t actually room in the front lobby for the collection and items needed to be placed in the back storage where they awaited pick up the week before Mother’s Day. Sheryl Sutherland, the clinical instructor for the afternoon and evening Medical Assistant classes in Davison, was one of those who brought in the most boxes of donations. She had this to say about taking part in the Movers for Moms event this year, “I decided it would be a small mission for me to locate items I no longer needed and put them into the hands of other families. I knew my job would not be as daunting as the rest of the crew that would have to work to pick up, sort, and deliver them to the women in need. I enjoyed letting go of a lot of items to such a great community project.” Ross Davison is proud to support mothers in need and by donating to make their Mother’s Day a little brighter.