‘Twas a Thursday afternoon, the week before Christmas and we got the fantastic phone call that Mr. Joe Longo was donating 20 bikes for Northeast Ohio kids in the Asa’s Angels gift program! With some help from 3 of our Cleveland movers, a 26 foot truck, Mr Longo and the great folks at the store, we were able to get all 20 bikes loaded and delivered to Asa and her team. Mr. Longo generously donated bikes in 2014 also, and was excited to do so again this year. THANK YOU for your kindness! It was a privilege to be able to help with pick up and delivery.
When we pulled up, Asa and her elves were excited to see the donations. The biggest question was where to put them all until the pick up dates were scheduled! It all worked out, and 20 kids will get their wish for a Christmas bike from Santa. What a great way to start out the week before the holiday!
‘Tis the Season – Deck the House 2015 for Providence House
The 20th annual Deck the House by Providence House event was a great success last night at Cleveland Browns First Energy Stadium! Hearing from Natalie, Joe Thomas and all of the other amazing supporters is always inspiring year after year. The auction items were amazing, the food was delicious and holiday cheer was everywhere!
For the last several years, our pro Cleveland movers have helped out at Deck the House, providing supplies, packing services and transportation services for all of the auctioned Christmas trees. The event hosts provide the trees, and area organizations do the decorating – The results are incredible, and the trees are auctioned off to the highest bidders.
How to pack a Christmas Tree This is the million dollar question! In the first year, packing and loading the trees seemed quite intimidating in the beginning. These are not your average trees and decorations – Professional coordination and extravagant designs can include unique items, like champagne glasses in the ‘Clink’ tree above – Full size faux animals, giant bulbs and much more. The Deck the House trees are typically large and full, with some requiring multiple team members to participate in the packing alone!
Now we have it down to a science, and are able to get the trees wrapped and loaded quickly and safely. Deck the House auction winners arrange for their delivery, and before long their new tree is delivered and ready to be enjoyed.
Providence House, A Crisis Nursery The amazing team at Providence House is great to work with the entire year through! The efforts and individuals that Providence House embodies are truly amazing. We are incredibly lucky to have them in our Cleveland community, and we look forward to continuing to work with them for the years to come! To learn more about Providence House, visit their website here.
Our pros had a great time at Akron at the Race for the Cure!
A big bonus to having the equipment, trucks, skill and time when it comes to a moving company is being able to help out the community! The time and resources needed can add up fast, particularly in non-profit functions and events across Ohio. Recently, Moving Ahead pros in Cleveland had the pleasure of helping out the great folks at Komen Northeast Ohio for their Akron Race for the Cure event!
It was a beautiful day to be out and about, and we had a great time meeting wonderful people and helping out a great cause!
While the Akron race for the Cure may have passed, the Cleveland race is coming up in September! Keep an eye out for our expert Cleveland movers helping out during set up, at the finish line and during the packing process. We are excited to see everyone!
Whether you or your company are interested in getting involved, the Race for the Cure has a variety of opportunities for donors, sponsors, volunteers and of course, runners! The Cleveland race will be downtown on September 12th, but register early to ensure you get all of the details and have plenty of time to prepare.
At Moving Ahead, like many other organizations that require physical strength and endurance on a daily basis, our pros are well versed in the importance of health and fitness – Why no do it for a great cause?!
Move for Hunger just Announced their June Mover of the Month! We are incredibly grateful for the nod, and love working with the Move For Hunger team and our local food distribution facilities. It is a great way to give back to the community, while reducing food waste across Ohio.
Prior to starting with Move for Hunger, Moving Ahead would gather food donations from time to time to take to local food pantries and distribution centers. Overall, it was relatively sporadic and really needed the direction and organization from the pros! Couple that with some friendly competition between our offices, and Move For Hunger seems to be the perfect match.
Customers, employees and our community are all benefitting from the Move for Hunger program. For our customers, they are able to clean out cupboards and pantries prior to their move, without having to throw anything away! For our employees, the involvement with both our customers and with all of the great individuals at the Dublin Food Pantry and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank has truly produced a sense of compassion and pride across the entire company. Couple that with the guidance and support of the Move for Hunger team, and the sky is the limit!
In June, our customers donated 470 pounds of food – translating to 392 meals for those in need! Since starting the program in 2015, Moving Ahead Services has been able to collect and donate over 1,000 pounds of food.
For moving companies and realtors – Move for Hunger is a great way to help the community in a variety of ways. For more information, visit the Move for Hunger website – or give them a call!
The banners are in and we are all ready! The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is headed to both Akron and Cleveland this Summer. Akron racers can sign up for Sunday, August 2nd at Firestone Stadium and Country Club. Saturday, September 12th is the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Cleveland, at Malls B & C Downtown. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure aims to provide 75% of net proceeds to local programs, and the remaining 25% to support national research efforts.
Both the Cleveland the Akron races are expected to have great turnouts, which means there is going to be a lot of coordination needed! Moving Ahead was happy to help, aiding the organizers and volunteers to transport all of the items and equipment to and from the races on the race days. Our crews are big fans of helping out for a great cause!
If you are interested in racing in either the Cleveland race or the Akron race, check out the Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio website here. You can register as an individual runner, or get a team together to complete the race! The Race for the Cure is a 5K, coming in at just over 3 miles distance. Our Cleveland movers will be cheering from the finish line, and ready to help the crews again when the day is over. Alternatively, you can also volunteer to help out on race days as well, and all of those details are on the Susan G. Komen website.
Lace up those running shoes and hit the pavement for a great cause in Cleveland or Akron this summer! Keep an eye out for the Moving Ahead Services team, on the sidelines and in the trucks!
The totals are in and we are excited! In the month of April, both the Moving Ahead Services’ Cleveland office and Columbus office collected a total of 350 pounds of food for local food pantries / distribution centers! All of us at Moving Ahead want to give a huge thank you to our kind, giving customers, and our hardworking crews in the field! Thank you for your hard work, donations and generosity!
With the busy moving months in full gear, this number will continue to climb throughout summer – and we couldn’t be happier to work with Move for Hunger! With a little friendly competition between our offices, our Cleveland and Columbus movers are more motivated than ever to ensure that each and every scheduled move includes all of the details about Move for Hunger. Currently, the Cleveland office is collecting donations that are then monthly dropped off at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Our Cleveland Movers collect the donations throughout the month, and then we coordinate delivery to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at the end of each month. Similarly for Columbus, our Columbus office collects all month long and then coordinates delivery to the Dublin Food Pantry!
While not every moving customer will have food to donate, those that do enable us to provide local families and individuals in our communities with much needed donations. This is also a great way to reduce food waste, by providing a valuable service to those in need! Both the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the Dublin Food Pantry plan critical roles in our communities, ensuring those in need of food are able to recieve it – and that the community as a whole is aware and contributing.
If you are planning a move this summer, or just would like to participate with Moving Ahead Services and Move for Hunger, be sure to get your Move For Hunger food boxes from our office nearest to you! Our busy movers always have time to swing by and drop off your boxes, or you can pick them up and visit our Willoughby office or our new digs in Columbus. Learn more by contacting us today!
Thanks for supporting Moving Ahead Services as we support Move 4 Hunger!
Curious to know how MAS helps Providence House Charity? On Dec. 10, the Moving Ahead Services team did their part by donating their services in the annual Deck the House event put on by Providence House. After all 700 guests filed out of Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Moving Ahead Services team made quick work prepping and loading all twelve trees into our trucks for delivery. These trees are set to be delivered in the next few days. Transporting these extravagantly decorated trees while still assembled was not an easy task. With six professional movers, the team was able to load up all of the trees within an hour and a half.
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Moving Ahead Services believes in giving back to the community, customers, and friends. After all, you are the reason we have grown over the last ten years! In January, our professionals donated time and resources to an Air Force veteran that was in need of a relocation to better receive the care he needed. The Sandusky Ohio Veteran’s Home opened its doors 125 years ago to provide care for veterans of the Civil War. Today, the Sandusky Veterans home has over 400 residents, and during our visit, we got to see the beautiful Memorial Walkway that was opened in 2002 to honor all men and women that have served our Country.
As a veteran owned business, Moving Ahead Services was honored to be able to provide for such important members of our community. We were able to provide much more than a moving truck and general moving companies’ services!
As a locally operated business moving company, we strive to provide a positive impact on our economy. Our employees are provided the best in training and support, and every dollar spent is kept in the U.S. In addition, our relationships with local businesses and service providers allow us to build upon our customer base and expand our services to meet each and every need.