LIVINGSTON, NJ —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 as a result of domestic abuse or homelessness. 

To ensure moms in crisis receive the love and appreciation they deserve this Mother’s Day, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Livingston is hosting its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical care items to local women utilizing community shelters this spring.

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.

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This year, the Livingston moving company is working with local businesses to collect essential care and comfort items for women at Oasis – A Haven for Women & Children. These essential care items include: shampoo, conditioner, face and hand soap, lotion, tooth brushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, hand sanitizer, sunblock, cotton swabs, feminine hygiene products, and new baby items.

All donation received with be donated directly to Oasis – A Haven for Women & Children, before Mother’s Day. Oasis’ mission is to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate and empower women and children in need.

The Livingston moving company has partnered with: Regal Bank in Livingston, Roseland, West Orange, and Millburn, Livingston Family Orthodontics, Joseph A. Magotch, DDS, LevineJacobs & Co, Jan press, Schumacher Chevrolet, and Cleaners Advantage. Donations of essential care items can be dropped off at any of the partners listed above during normal business hours.

This spring marks the 12th anniversary of Movers for Moms®. Since its introduction, the program has expanded nationally to 41 states and more than 300 franchises. Last year was the program’s most successful year to-date, with more than 300,000 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 310,000 items for moms in need across the country.

Follow Movers for Moms® online at www.facebook.com/MoversforMoms or @MoversforMoms