Students Help Feed Starving Families Through Move For Hunger

One of the nonprofit organizations that we regularly aid is Move For Hunger. For those that don’t know, Move For Hunger is an organization that donates nonperishable food items to starving families in need of care. At Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving), we do our part in helping Move For Hunger by collecting nonperishable food items from our clients during a move. We also transport this food to local New Jersey food banks to make sure that families will be fed!

However, we are only one group of people that aid Move For Hunger. For example, check out this awesome story about two groups of students from The Urban Assembly, which was featured on Move For Hunger’s blog! The post is all about how students donated their time by holding a food drive for starving families in their community! If we’re going to fight world hunger, it’s important to have the youth of America make a difference like this. Here’s an excerpt from the original blog post on Move For Hunger’s website:

This past December, the student body of the Urban Assembly School’s criminal justice division, held a food drive that brought in 200 pounds of food; with no way to transport the donations to the local food bank, Move for Hunger was able to connect the school with U.Santini Moving & Storage, a moving company that generously donated its time and resources to ensure the donations made it to the food bank after the event.

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In April, Move For Hunger will work with Shore Regional High School’s Interact club to hold a fill-a-truck event. The students of Interact will arrange for a moving truck to park in front of a local grocery store and will challenge the community to fill it with non perishable food items.

The physical donations that events like these bring in are fantastic; the food insecurity awareness that they raise among the student body is simply spectacular; showing students how simple it is to energize the community and make a difference in the fight against hunger is invaluable. The Move For Hunger team is extremely appreciative to work in tandem with organizations that go the extra mile to end not only childhood hunger, but hunger in general.

If you feel inspired to help, then check out Move For Hunger’s website for more information. Also, keep Move For Hunger in mind if you plan on moving with us! If you load nonperishable food items in a box with a provided Move For Hunger sticker as our client, we will be happy to transfer your food to Move For Hunger. It’s that simple!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Would you like to be featured on our blog? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post! Thanks for reading everyone.

Upcoming Webinar Will Help Shape Your Ideal Career

Are you having some trouble looking for the right job for you? Even if you have a job, do you think you’d be happier working somewhere else? If so, you might be interested in the Center for Hope and Safety’s upcoming webinar!

The webinar is called “Empowering Yourself To Create Your Ideal Career,” which will help teach you how to find your own personal dream job. The event is led by Maggie Mistral, who CNN has called “one of the nation’s best known career coaches.” Seats are limited, so if you’re thinking about signing up, act fast! You can sign up for the webinar by clicking this link.

In order to gain access to the webinar, you must make a $20 minimum donation to the Center For Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters), who has helped make this event possible. Every donation helps the organization provide housing and emotional support to victims of domestic violence. This nonprofit organization also spreads awareness of domestic violence in order to educate the community about its existence.

Webinar

We also strongly recommend this webinar because its objective is something that we stand by here at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving). CEO Cindy Myer found that she could love her job when she started incorporating philanthropy into her business by helping nonprofit organizations like Center For Hope and Safety. Since this webinar can help victims of domestic violence and inspire you to find a great job like Cindy, then we can’t recommend it enough!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Would you like to be featured on our blog? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post! Thanks for reading everyone.

Follow Ridgewood Moving on Social Media!

How do you keep connected with Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving)? Do you check our website regularly or have you followed us on social media? If you got here through social media, then you may be surprised to find out that we’re on a variety of other websites as well!

Here are all the social media websites that we are currently posting on:

1. Facebook

Facebook

Want to hear about upcoming events, see blog posts, and check out awesome photos of the team at work? Like us on Facebook and connect with other raving fans!

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2. Twitter

Twitter

Our Twitter page is similar to our Facebook page, but the information is a lot more condensed due to the word limit of Twitter. If you like to get quick, yet brief updates on our company, then we highly recommend that you follow us on Twitter!

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3. Instagram

Instagram

We post photos and videos on all of our social media sites, but we post the most photos per week on our Instagram page. Check out our Instagram to see Ridgewood Moving Services in action!

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4. LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Want to see the blog posts that we offer every single week? We always post every blog post on our LinkedIn, so check us out here if you do not want to miss a post!

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We’re constantly keeping our raving fans updated in different ways, so if you want the most information about Ridgewood Moving Services, then follow us on every platform possible! We highly recommend this because we offer different kinds of posts on each social media website we use. For example, we may post a lot of pictures on one but offer detailed information about upcoming events on another. Following us also shows that you’re a strong supporter of our company as well!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

February Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s installment of testimonials! When we receive an excess of positive testimonials in a month, we highlight some of our biggest raving fans. We rely on our fans to spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), so thank you to everyone that contributed for this month’s post!

Photo credit: Carl Cox

Photo credit: Carl Cox

To start off our testimonials this month, here are two short and sweet testimonials from two great clients! They’re definitely a part of our raving fans!

Declesente:

Everything was seamless. Thank you for your help!

Barbara:

Highly recommend this company. From start to finish, our move from a 4-bedfroom home with 27 years worth of “stuff”; into a 2 bedroom townhouse was practically stress-free thanks to Ridgewood Moving. They were able to accommodate us — at almost the last minute — 2 days before Thanksgiving!! Their quote was very fair, and the moving crew was wonderful. They took special care with all our belongings, and got us settled in our new home quickly and without any problems. Definitely a five-star operation!

Thank you for the testimonials! Surprisingly, these are the kinds of testimonials we typically get every single month. However, we also get some special hand written letters once and a while, which are addressed to CEO Cindy Myer. As you can see below, these kinds of letters are really long and heartfelt testimonials that really show why Ridgewood Moving Services is so special. Take a look:

Dear Cynthia Myer,

On 12/22/14, I used Ridgewood Moving Services to move from 117 Warhol Ave Mahwah, NJ to 71 Colonial Terrace Bridgeton, NJ; which is about 3 hours south of Mahwah. And I am very happy to say that the move went extremely well. I never moved such a distance before and was at a loss as to which moving service to use. Your service was highly recommended by both my realtor (Max Stokes from Marron Gildea, Ho-Ho-Kus) and my lawyer (Carleton Clinch, of Ridgewood).

When I called, I was put in the very capable hands of Christina Lowe and Bob Sansone and they guided me throughout the process. They were very patient and answered all my questions and concerns.

Then came the big day, (12/22/14) and I must admit, I was a bit nervous. But I was greeted (right on time) with Rodney, Isaac, Joe, and Geraldo – and they were fantastic!! They immediately took charge, put me at ease, and handled everything. They were swift, careful, and very prepared to handle every aspect of my move. Plus they were courteous, respectful, polite, and seemed genuinely happy with their work. I was also impressed with how well they worked together as a team. And before I knew it, they had the truck all packed up and ready to head to South Jersey.

When they arrived down to Bridgeton, they unloaded everything as well as they packed it up. And I am happy to report that nothing was broken or even chipped! I can only say that these 4 men (Rodney, Isaac, Joe + Geraldo) are simply “THE BEST”!! They are professional, dedicated, do quality work, and are definitely an asset to your company!

I will definitely recommend your services to others, as well as, call you first, if I ever need your services again. Thank you so much for making my moving experience a pleasant one.

Sincerely,
Christine

Thank you for the glowing testimonial! People like Christine really motivate us at Ridgewood Moving Services because of their kind words. As a moving company, we take great pride in our work, so it’s fantastic to see that people are willing to write to us and show that they care about our service!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Would you like to be featured on our blog? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post! Thanks for reading everyone.

Why You Should Donate Food to Move For Hunger

One of our biggest nonprofit organizations that we support is called Move For Hunger. We work with Move For Hunger to help make food donations to our local food banks. How do we do that? Well, when you’re about to move out of your house and realize that you have nonperishable food items that you no longer need, you can choose to donate it to the organization. You put the food in a box with a Move For Hunger label, and we help deliver it to the food banks. It’s that simple!

Recently, Move For Hunger created a blog post titled “5 Reasons You Should Connect With Move For Hunger.” In the post, the writer outlines some great reasons as to why you should consider donating to this nonprofit organization. Here’s what it says:

1) Clear The Clutter!!

Donating your unwanted food will help clear out your cabinets before your big move. Our movers will give you a box that you could just toss your donations into and get them out of your pantry.

2) Keep Food Out Of Landfills!

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He may love trash, but Oscar does not want to see perfectly good food end up there. Unfortunately in the moving process, that is where unwanted food goes; working with Move For Hunger can prevent that.

3) It Is So Simple!

Seriously simple! Instead of placing the food in a garbage can, you place it in a box and the moving company will drop it off at the food bank for you.

4) Help Feed Someone in Your Neighborhood!

Your donations will go to a local food bank, meaning you will be putting food on someone’s plate from within your community.

5) That Feel-Good Shine!

It is inevitable. Whenever you help someone else, you cannot stop the giant smile that will take over your own face. It is a well earned smile so flaunt it!

These are some great reasons! If you find this convincing and you are Ridgewood Moving Services client, then please consider making a donation! Ask anyone about Move For Hunger at our office and we will be glad to assist you. If you would like to see the full, original post then please click here. You can also learn more about Move For Hunger by visiting its homepage here.

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Center for Hope and Safety Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone that attended last week’s event, called the Church of the Atonement Documentary Showing and Discussion, which was held by the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters). With everyone’s support, the event was a resounding success. Also, thank you to Patrice Lenowitz, a survivor of domestic violence, for leading the discussion and offering some great insight!

If you couldn’t make it, there are always more events that you can attend! For example, the Center for Hope and Safety is holding another event called the 5th Annual Stampin Event Fundraiser! Even though this is much different in nature, as the previous event was about the documentary and group discussion, this is still an important event that will help victims of domestic violence in New Jersey. As the name implies, the event is a fundraiser where all proceeds go to the Center for Hope and Safety.

Center for Hope and Safety

The event will be held on January 31 at the Clifton Avenue Reformed Church. Read the description below, which was written on the Center for Hope and Safety’s website, for more details about the event.

This annual fundraiser has a number of activities that include an open card making class, all day brunch and tricky tray. There will, also, be a Sweets and Gift Shop with handmade goodies for purchase to give your friends and family.

The proceeds from this annual event will benefit Center For Hope And Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Clinton Avenue Reformed Church
58 James Street
(Corner of Clinton Avenue and James Street)
Bergenfield, NJ

Suggested Donation: $35.00 per class kit or set of completed cards.

For more information or questions,
please contact Angela Stevenson at 201-446-0862

Does this sound like something you’d be interested in? If so, please visit the Center for Hope and Safety’s website for more details. Once again, the more people that show up, the better! Let us know in the comments if you’ll be there.

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Center for Hope and Safety Group Discussion

One of the most important parts of Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) is the nonprofit organizations that we support. That’s why we make sure that our raving fans know about upcoming events from these kinds of organizations. This week, I’d like to highlight a special event from Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters).

Center for Hope and Safety

The event they are holding is called “Church of the Atonement Documentary Showing and Discussion.” At the Church of the Atonement, the Center for Hope and Safety will be holding a discussion led by Patrice Lenowitz, a survivor of domestic violence. Read the description below, pulled from the Center for Hope and Safety’s website, for more details about the event.

On Thursday, January 15th at 7:30 p.m. Patrice Lenowitz, Community Educator at the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters), will discuss the harsh impact that domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault have on our greater community — and how these can be prevented. The discussion will take place at Church of the Atonement located at 97 Highwood Avenue in Tenafly. A portion of the award-winning human trafficking documentary film, “Very Young Girls,” will also be shown.

Lenowitz is a domestic violence survivor and a victims’ rights advocate and activist. In addition to public speaking at various religious congregations, colleges and high schools, local businesses and families identified at risk, and various civic and service groups, she is the founder and co-facilitator of the Nurtured Parent Support Group for Survivors of Domestic Abuse, and co-founder with actress Kelly Rutherford of the Children’s Justice Campaign.

If you’re interested in attending, please visit the Center for Hope and Safety’s website for more details. The more people that show up, the better! The group discussion will be best with a room full of people, so we hope that you attend! If you plan on showing up, please let us know in the comments below.

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

January Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s installment of testimonials! When we receive an excess of positive testimonials in a month, we highlight some of our biggest raving fans. We rely on our fans to spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), so thank you to everyone that contributed for this month’s post!

Photo credit: Carl Cox

Photo credit: Carl Cox

This first review did not take a job with us, but they still commented on the service from our representatives! The fact that we were still able to leave an impression on her even though she chose another company is truly remarkable. For that reason, I want to highlight this testimony in this month’s post below:

Melissa G.: Representative was very professional and offered helpful suggestions. I did not end up using them because I was referred to another mover by a realtor who had clients with many positive experiences.

The rest of the posts below are from people that have fully used our services. If you want to know what we are capable of as a moving company, read the three testimonials below!

Maureen M.: Ridgewood Moving Services sent a team of very professional packers. They came in with all the supplies they needed. They went right to work on packing all the items that needed special attention. We had a number of antique items, mirrors and fine china. They packed them all carefully and made sure I was happy with the results before they left. I would recommend them to anyone needing a long or short distance move.

Michael U.: They move us from NY to NJ. They were professional from inception – from the time they provided an estimate to the time they finished the move. They were careful in wrapping the furniture which we are happy to say arrived unscratched. |I am the third member of my family to use Ridgewood Moving and highly recommend them.

Anthony T.: Absolutely the best moving company we have ever used. Excellent sales staff, team of movers, and customer service. I highly recommend them. Great job!!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Would you like to be featured on our blog? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post! Thanks for reading everyone.

Ridgewood Movers Delivers 4,800lbs of Donated Food

If you’ve been reading our blog or know who we are at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), you’ve probably heard of Move For Hunger. Move For Hunger is a nonprofit organization that helps starving families by bringing them donated food. They are able to accomplish this by teaming up with moving companies like us! Whenever we talk to our clients, we always make it a priority to bring up Move For Hunger. By promoting them to all our clients, we are able to help fight against world hunger.

We’re proud to announce that Ridgewood Moving Services was able to deliver 4,800lbs of food to starving families through Move For Hunger! That’s enough to make 4,000 meals! We offered our reliable trucks and men to help deliver the food to those in need. This fantastic news comes directly from Move From Hunger, as it was announced this month on their social media platforms. You can view the tweet that mentions us below.

This is one of the many ways that we help out Move For Hunger. We also collect nonperishable items from our clients that are moving as well. If a client does not want these items for their new home, they’ll hand them over to us and we’ll deliver them to Move For Hunger. If you want to find out ways to help by yourself, visit the Move For Hunger website here.

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Boy Helps Starving Families on His Birthday

Here at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), we proudly support nonprofit organizations, like Move For Hunger, that are trying to make a difference in the community. Move For Hunger works around the clock collecting food donations to feed starving families that need help, but it needs dedicated people to work for them to make it happen.

Xander is one of the many people that make Move For Hunger so successful. He is only a teenager, yet he’s been donating time to this nonprofit organization on his own birthday for years! His dedication is admirable and he’s been able to help many people by working diligently for Move For Hunger. You can read the whole story below, which is on Move For Hunger’s blog:

Move For Hunger would like to extend its deepest gratitude to a young gentleman name Xander. Most teenagers wish for a cell phone for his or her birthday, but not Xander, he wishes to help the hungry. For five years now, this is exactly what he does, by dedicating his birthday celebration to Move For Hunger.

Instead of presents, Xander asks party goers to bring non-perishable goods that he brings to the local food bank. For the celebrations, Lowy’s Moving Service, with Wheaton Worldwide Van Lines, parks a truck in front of Xander’s house and the challenges him fill it. His party guests responded, bringing 3382 pounds of food and $110.

Xander

“This is an event that we look forward to every year,” says Move For Hunger’s, Adam Lowy. “Xander is an honorary member of the Move For Hunger Family. To be there with him every year and watch him do so much good on what is supposed to be his special day, is incredibly humbling.”

Thank you for your continued generosity Xander and have a very happy birthday!

Did you enjoy this story? Then check out Move For Hunger’s blog! There’s always amazing new content being posted there every week, so check it out! We also blog weekly at Ridgewood Moving Services, so don’t forget to check our posts as well!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!