National Association of Senior Move Managers Joins Fight to End Hunger

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In honor of National Senior Move Managers Week (May 13-19, 2012,) the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has made a donation to support its philanthropic partner, Move For Hunger. Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are moving and deliver it to local food banks across the country.

NASMM is honored to support Move For Hunger in conjunction with National Senior Move Managers Week

“One in six Americans is struggling to find their next meal,” said Jennifer Pickett, NASMM’s Associate Executive Director. “It’s a staggering statistic, and we are honored to support Move For Hunger’s fight to end hunger.”

In honor of National Senior Move Managers Week (May 13-19, 2012,) the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has made a donation to support its philanthropic partner, Move For Hunger. Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are moving and deliver it to local food banks across the country.

“One in six Americans is struggling to find their next meal,” said Jennifer Pickett, NASMM’s Associate Executive Director. “It’s a staggering statistic, and we are honored to support Move For Hunger’s fight to end hunger.” The National Association of Senior Move Manager made a $1 donation for each of their organizational members – totaling $750.00. “We hope our donation will empower others to do what they can to support this important program,” said Pickett. NASMM works to promote this program to their membership of qualified Senior Move Managers. Through the NASMM/Move For Hunger partnership, NASMM members have the ability to support Move For Hunger in their work with older adults and families.

According to Pickett, “The National Association of Senior Move Managers has partnered with Move For Hunger since 2010. The NASMM Board of Directors elected to support Move For Hunger because it compliments our members’ commitment to quality client service.” “Our partnership with NASMM just makes perfect sense!” says Adam Lowy, Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “Senior Move Managers have a much deeper connection with their clients and have the ability to pack up food donations on the spot. We're thrilled to have NASMM as a partner in our hunger relief efforts!”

According to NASMM member Shell Culp of Smooth Transitions in Sacramento, CA, “Our business is all about helping people. Move For Hunger is a perfect way to tie our business and our commitment to assistance back to the community. Our clients LOVE the idea of helping the less fortunate in our community, and our involvement just seemed like a "Win, Win, Win" all the way around. It was easy to make the decision to be a part of Move For Hunger.

NASMM Member Donna Stone, A Time To Move, Boynton Beach, FL, agrees, “We are amazed to see the amount of food items wasted when our clients downsize. It gives us such great purpose to ask if they’d like to help a good cause. It’s amazing how much more willing they become to downsize even more. The original sadness of ‘letting-go’ and giving away stuff becomes a positive event when it helps hungry families in America. Our company staff is also energized to partner with Move For Hunger and NASMM to support such a good cause and helping hungry families in America.”

Move For Hunger is working with over 330 movers in 43 states and has collected more than 450,000 pounds of food. With the support of its partners, Move For Hunger is turning the average food drive into one of the nation’s largest, year-round service programs.

Founded in 2002, The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is a not-for-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes. As the only professional association in North America devoted to helping the rapidly increasing 55+ population with middle and later lifestyle issues, NASMM’s 700-plus members are committed to maximizing the dignity and autonomy of all older adults.

NASMM is nationally recognized for its innovative programs, leadership, and expertise on issues related to Senior Move Management, transition and relocation issues affecting older adults. Before achieving full general membership, NASMM members must sign a Code of Ethics, are screened for experience and insurance and must pass certificate classes in Senior Move Management Ethics and Accountability and Senior Move Management Safety.

For more information on Senior Move Management or NASMM, visit http://www.nasmm.org or contact NASMM directly at 877.606.2766 or info(at)nasmm(dot)org.

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