A Culture of Giving

At Ridgewood Moving Services, we have a very real commitment to community service.

Ridgewood Moving Services (RMS) and our President, Cindy Myer, are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. An active philanthropist, Ms. Myer served on the board of the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter our Sisters); sponsors the annual Toy Sale at the Paterson Boys and Girls Club; actively participates in Move for Hunger; and donates the services of her company’s trucks and materials to numerous shelters, hospitals, and charitable organizations throughout Bergen County, New Jersey, and donates as well to United Way, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, veterans organizations, and local police and fire departments.

RMS asks clients to think about families in need before throwing out gently used items they no longer want. RMS will provide free boxes and deliver furniture and other items to people in the community in real need. It gratifies all of us at RMS to be part of an organization that incorporates community as an integral part of how we do business every day.

Move for Hunger

Move_For_Hunger Final LogoRidgewood Moving Services (RMS) encourages clients to pause before they discard non-perishable food items when they move. Working with Move for Hunger, a nonprofit organization working with the relocation industry to pick up unwanted, unopened non-perishable food from those who are relocating, RMS can arrange to have the food items delivered to local food banks, where they can be used by families in need.

Center for Hope and Safety

center-for-hope-and-safetyRMS President Cindy Myer served on the Board of the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly known as Shelter Our Sisters), Bergen County, New Jersey’s leading full-service 501c3 agency for victims of domestic violence. CHS raises awareness, provides services, and educates community members about domestic violence, providing a comprehensive umbrella of support services to help women and their dependents attain safety, build a strong foundation for healing, gain self-reliance, and stop the cycle of violence.

Annual Paterson Toy Sale

Annual Paterson Toy SaleRMS is proud to be a sponsor of the Annual Paterson Toy Sale for several consecutive years. Since its inception in 1984, the Paterson Toy Sale has grown from a three-table, two-hour event for children to a two-day family event requiring two moving vans to deliver thousands of donated toys that are sold at a nominal fee to local residents. Volunteers run the sale and all material and services are donated, enabling all proceeds to go directly to the Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community (CUMAC), a Paterson-based food and clothing pantry, and the Paterson Boys and Girls Club.

Click here for more about the Annual Paterson Toy Sale from Betsy Haley, longtime Toy Sale Coordinator.

Betsy Haley, a Toy Sale Coordinator, has been around since the Toy Drive first began and has been able to chronicle the history of the event itself! We’ve put her work below to show our readers how important the Toy Drive has been in the past. Thank you, Betsy, for writing this inspiring piece:

In 1984 on a sunny fall day a small group of volunteers from Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church in Upper Saddle River were volunteering at a Saturday clothing sale in Paterson at CUMAC, the Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community, a food and clothing pantry. In a corner of the small church facility they found a box of donated stuffed animals and various other children’s toys. Across the street from the church was the Paterson Boys Club. Children …toys …. the Paterson Toy Sale was born! Peter Thornton, the director of the Boys Club willingly donated the gym for that first December Saturday morning event.

In the first years, the sale was only church sponsored with toys being donated by church members and their friends. But good news travels fast and ten years later, the communities of Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, the Montvale School PTO, Bergen County Juniors, the Girl Scouts, and many other individuals from neighboring towns were donating toys and volunteering to help out on sale day. Rob and Cindy Myer of Ridgewood Moving Services came to the rescue one year when donations topped our station wagon and SUV abilities to transport toys. Ridgewood Moving Services has been volunteering their trucks and employees for 20 years.

Making It Home

Making It HomeMaking-It-Home is a public/private partnership that works with businesses, individual households, and nonprofits to bring home furnishings to low-income families in need – veterans, people with disabilities, victims of natural disasters, and more.

   Click here for more information on the Making It Home partnership.