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A Moving Experience: Trusted Mentors Relocates With the Help of Crown Moving’s Gracious Volunteers

The holidays are a time for altruism and goodwill towards your fellow person. The closeness of family, friends, neighbors, and communities provide the warmth all of us need to combat the inbound winter chill, and serve to remind us of the most defining truth of being human: that we are all connected.

Now that the holidays have come to an end, though, it bears remembering year-round that each of us, at some stage of our lives, could use a helping hand. It’s the principle that powers Trusted Mentors, and our mission to pair trained volunteers with at-risk adults to help them build more sustainable and enriching lives.

Year after year, Trusted Mentors has grown, both in terms of program participation and organizational size. Last year, we mentored over 250 adults, who took part in programs focused on a range of lifestyle cultivation areas, including homelessness prevention and societal re-entry following incarceration. This consistent growth has been a blessing, but also a logistical challenge, as our need for office and training space has increased drastically.

Anyone who’s ever relocated a large household or business knows that pulling up stakes can be a costly, nerve-wracking undertaking—and truth be told, we were prepared for a similar experience. This seemed all but certain because, in addition to our stored furniture, we were also expecting a sizable donation from Eli Lilly & Co.




An Incredible Gesture in Indianapolis

Luckily, there is a team of expert local movers in Indianapolis that shares our dedication to lending a helping hand, so much so that they’ve been doing it for more than half a century through their professional, accommodating, and customized relocation services. Crown Moving and Storage, an agent of Wheaton World Wide Moving—the country’s fourth-largest household goods carrier—and long-time admirer of Trusted Mentors’ mission, graciously leapt at the opportunity to help move us from our temporary offices to a permanent headquarters with increased office and training space.

For Crown’s general manager, Mark Russell, the decision was a simple one. When asked about his company’s generous act of providing full moving services to our organization at no cost, Russell plainly stated, “Trusted Mentors is a good cause, and it sounded like they needed some help.”

The Crown team’s efficient moving techniques and expert project management made our relocation quick, seamless, and most importantly, stress-free. They understood that our time and effort was better spent serving our Indianapolis neighbors—not negotiating rates and worrying about logistics—and because of them, we were able to do just that.

Our founder Jeri Warner was just one of many Trusted Mentors staff members to be thoroughly impressed by Crown’s top-flight relocation service, saying, “Due to their speed and expertise, we expect to rapidly be back to focusing on our mission and mentoring more people.”

Kindness is a culture, and if Crown’s example is any indicator, it’s one that is catching. All of us at Trusted Mentors would like to thank the Crown Moving and Storage team again for their incredibly generous act. We look forward to paying their altruism forward in 2018, and many years into the future by continuing our work fostering person-to-person mentoring relationships that help our community members develop pivotal life skills, positive social networks, and a platform of sustained independence, so they, too, can extend the same grace to a perfect stranger one day.