Giving back to the community is one of the key elements of the Shleppers mission statement.
For Shleppers, business has never been just about making money. In 2001, Shleppers’ local NYC movers rose to meet the challenge of the tragic disaster on September 11. The company’s support at Chelsea Piers during the rescue efforts consisted of manpower, trucks and storage units during the initial months following the crisis and it demonstrated the true partnership of Shleppers and the City of New York.
Recently, Shleppers cooperated with numerous organizations to provide relief to communities that were severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. Click here to read about all of this work.
As a company, we leverage our infrastructure and core strengths for the benefit of many charitable organizations:
If you’ve successfully completed a local or long-distance move shortly before Halloween, your kids are probably concerned about how they’re going to celebrate the holiday in their new town. We’ve gathered tips from experienced parents who have completed several moves with their children. Here’s what they have to share:
Talk to Other Parents to Find Out What’s Going On
Every community has its own approach to Halloween. Some have organized parades and parties while others are more ‘everyone does their own thing’. Trick or treating can be a door-to-door event or centralized at a location like a school, shopping mall, or park. Talk to other parents or the staff at your children’s school to find out how things work where you are now.
Follow Basic Safety Rules
When you don’t know who your neighbors are, deciding where to take the children trick or treating can seem overwhelming. Follow the basic safety rules: go only to well-lit houses where the residents appear to be enthusiastically engaged with the idea of celebrating Halloween. Cheerful decorations, colorful lights and jack o lanterns are all good signs. If a house is dark or the décor is too menacing for your little ones, give it a pass and move on to the next place.
Plan On Sticking Together
Parents will want to keep an especially watchful eye to make sure everyone sticks together throughout the evening. Halloween can be overwhelming; throw in the fact you’re in a strange, new neighborhood and everyone might not be entirely sure of how to get home on their own if they become separated and the value of sticking together becomes clear. Pro tip: make sure the new home’s address is already loaded in the GPS on your kid’s phones.
Many children who are on the autism spectrum find great comfort in familiar surroundings and a regular routine. Moving involves a lot of change, both of addresses and in the way a family’s life works on a day to day basis. This is stressful for everyone, but for children who have autism or other sensory disorders it can be overwhelming.
As New York’s leading residential moving company, we’ve helped lots of families relocate. We proudly support many of New York’s family organizations. Moving families who have children with special needs and other health concerns matters to all of us at Shleppers. Here’s what we’ve learned during these moves:
1) It Is Possible To Keep Schedule Disruptions to a Minimum: Our team of moving professionals can do their thing while your child is at school, attending after-school activities, or is otherwise occupied, thereby eliminating the stress and tension that some children experience when strangers come into their home and start taking all the stuff out and loading it into big moving trucks.
2) It is Important to Answer Children’s Questions: While all children care to some extent about their possessions, for children with autism, the safety of their collection or favorite items is of extreme concern. If it is helpful for your child to have one of our team members explain how carefully their things will be moved, and how these items will be protected from being damaged or lost while being moved, we will happily do this. Having access to this information is very calming for some children.
3) Parents and Caregivers Need Help Too: During a move, the adults in the autistic child’s life can find they have to do a lot to support their child. At the same time, there’s all the realities of a household move to handle: coordinating with the moving company, sorting and packing possessions, labeling everything, and more. By the way, odds are you still have other responsibilities too – including your job! The support and assistance of family and friends can help make an overwhelming time more manageable: if someone offers help, accept it, and be willing to ask for what you need. It can help to keep a running to-do list of things that need to happen to make your move a success. That way when someone can help you, you’ll know which direction to point them in.
We are less than a month away from this year’s annual NYC 5k Schlep Run/Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC) is so excited you will be joining us on Sunday, June 5, 2016. We look forward to seeing you in Battery Park on June 5th as we Run/Walk together united in supporting those battling cancer.
Shleppers donated moving services to the school on several occasions. With your help we were able to accept three ping pong tables that had been donated to Hunter. Many thanks.
Shleppers Moving & Storage is proud to support the Greater New York area’s many non-profit organizations. Some of them are quite near and dear to our hearts, including supporting local initiatives, the American Jewish and Israeli communities, and the larger community as a whole. This past June we were privileged to join in supporting the 2015 Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep for Israel’s Rabin Medical Center in downtown Manhattan. A great event with an even greater purpose, we proudly helped raise money and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer.
In partnership with other local companies and non-profit organizations, the Shleppers Team donated services to help with logistical setup, breakdown and route coordination for the 2015 NYC 5K Schlep. All proceeds went to directly benefit the BRCA Gene Multidisciplinary Clinic serving women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer, as well as funding research to find cures for breast and ovarian cancers at Israel’s Rabin Medical Center’s Davidoff Cancer Center- a world class facility for the treatment and prevention of cancer. If you were one of the many who joined us, our heartfelt thanks go out to you too!
For more information, read the full press release here:
June 3, 2013
Shleppers is the official mover of the March of Dimes, and was honored by the Real Estate Board of the March of Dimes for helping with the annual March for Babies Walk and for the overall involvement of Shleppers in community affairs.
Read the thank you letters:
June 3, 2013 Shleppers provides Project Cicero and the New York Society Library with free moving services so that 2,000 donated children’s books could be transported to the right place to served under-resourced public schools throughout New York City.
June 3, 2013 Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens sees its mission as promoting unity among all persons by seeking to develop caring communities. To fulfill its commitment to providing humane social services to all of its neighbors, Catholic Charities sponsors 183 programs and services throughout the boroughs of Brooklyn & Queens. Shleppers provides trucks and manpower to bring goods donated by Home Depot to the charity’s distribution centers.
June 3, 2013 Thank you so much for having Shleppers participate in our YPO Metro New York holiday party. At the party we collected toys, books and clothing for deserving people in New York City.
Your donation of boxes, packing tape and a moving crew greatly assisted with the delivery of these goods. With Shleppers help, we were able to have all of our donations collected the day after our event and delivered to the venues where they were immediately given out to those in need.
June 3, 2013 Shleppers received customer’s IBM children computers, desk and accessories. Shleppers staff helped sorting and redistributing equipment and also provided on small box for each location to put several smaller items (mouse, keyboard, training manuals, etc) into each box. Once arranged the computers were delivered to individual locations (daycares and schools).
Shleppers delivered and set up 3 storage vaults to store donated furniture for the Keller Williams fund raising event . Shleppers supplied a moving truck and manpower to pick up donated furniture, broke down and picked up vaults after event. See email from KW Family: A HUGE “Thank you” to Valerie, Gayle and every single member of our KW family that participated in the tag sale over the weekend! The numbers are in, and we raised $3000. to help Ron! We are also blessed to be aligned with great people that share our values such as Allen Golan from Shleppers’ movers! How unbelievable was the amount of assistance they gave us in our efforts! I know that Ron is extremely grateful as he expressed in his email to everyone!
Shleppers Provided 2 trucks 6 men to Set-up for NYC Finish Line Festival. Truck was loaded with supplies and remained over night. The supply loaded truck was then placed at multiple rest stops to distribute to bikers.
Shleppers picked up 100 large boxes of t-shirts, banners and event related supplies, 150+ cases of plastic bottle water, and 5000apples/5000oranges/5000bananas then delivered to multiple stops for the step out walk.
Shleppers sent 6 trucks to picked up 20 Gaylords (10 double stacked pallets) on 2 different days and delivered to Central Park West.
Shleppers provided pickups from specific locations and delivered to Coalition for the Homeless
Solomon Schechter School of Westchester is a conservative Jewish Day School located in White Plains and Hartsdale, NY. Shleppers regularly donates manpower and trucks to support numerous events and class trips.
Park Avenue Methodist Day School (PAMDS), located on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan offers 75-80 pre-school children and their families an opportunity to embark on an educational path completely focused on the child’s growth and individual talents. In a warm and exceptionally caring community, experienced and dedicated teachers support the child as he or she develops a sense of how to succeed in a community. PAMDS’s warmth, inclusiveness and emphasis on partnership with parents are distinguishing characteristics that have greatly enhanced the early development of hundreds of young children. This first school experience helps buildthe foundation for the next phase of their lives. Shleppers donated men and trucks to move donated items to the annual benefit and other items back to the school.
American Friends of Rabin Medical Center is committed to helping Israel’s Rabin Medical Center of Petah Tikvah fulfill its mission; sustain and expand its facilities with the most advanced technology and equipment by encouraging individual, family, corporate and institutional commitment to the hospital; publicly promoting the hospital; educating the public; encouraging visitation; creating joint ventures with other medical establishments; and by raising funds through a variety of programmatic efforts throughout the United States.
The JCC Maccabi Games took place in Westchester County in August 2009 and the JCC welcomed over 1,400 Jewish athletes ages 13-16 from across the US, Canada, Israel and South America. This Olympic-style sports competition provided a unique combination of sports, cultural and social activities. Shleppers was proud to be the official mover of the JCC Maccabi Games and provided logistical support and manpower to support the 2009 games.
Community Mayors, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501-C-3 organization that has been providing recreational therapy for children with special needs from the New York metro area for more than fifty years. Shleppers brings the toys and games donated to the organization to the children served by the organization.
Read the thank you letter:
Bottomless Closet provides professional clothing, job readiness, and post-employment training and coaching services to women on assistance and working-poor women.
Food Bank For New York City is the City’s major hunger-relief organization. Working to end hunger and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs.
Shleppers has a major interest in protecting the environment. As a result, Shleppers has teamed up with the Central Park Conservancy so that Shleppers will donate money to the Conservancy each time a customer submits a feedback letter on-line or by mail.
Shleppers donated services to help bring furniture to a UJA-Federation beneficiary agency, which were later donated to two Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) Programs.
Shleppers provided trucks, logistical support and pick and delivery services for a big walk that took place in Holtsville, Long Island to support the Food Allergy Research and Education.
Shleppers supported the Rock & Run on the River, benefitting the Cancer Survivorship Initiative at Memorial Sloan-Kattering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Shleppers donated moving & storage services, including the trucking of materials to and from the event.
The Educational Alliance currently serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually via 41 programs, including preschools, camps, after school programs, senior centers, health & wellness programs, arts & culture classes, counseling services, and addiction recovery programs. All programs feature intergenerational and cross-cultural activities — bringing together people from different backgrounds and age groups, so they can learn from and with each other.
Kid’s Kloset is a program of WJCS that provides children in need with gently-used clothing and essentials including strollers and carseats. Kid’s Kloset solicits donations, which are passed on free of charge to local families who live below the federal poverty level. Shleppers provides ongoing services of trucks and manpower to Kid’s Kloset to help the organization continue it’s mission.
Move for Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies to collect non-perishable food items, and deliver it to food banks all across North America.