SOURCE: Humboldt Storage & Moving

Boston Moving Company

March 01, 2010 13:11 ET

Boston Moving Company Partners With Social Enterprise to Help Empower Youth

Humboldt to Support Waltham-Based Non-Profit "More Than Words" to Help Secure Donations of Books, DVDs and Other Items

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) -  Humboldt Storage and Moving, greater Boston's oldest moving company, largest United Van Lines agent and experts in stress-free moving, have partnered with More Than Words, a non-profit, social enterprise which helps youth learn marketable skills for the future.

More Than Words serves youth who have been in foster care, court-ordered, homeless or out of school. The youth collectively help run a used online and retail book business as a vehicle to gain skills critical for their successful transition into adulthood and employment. The youth also work as a team to help run a café and community space at the Waltham location.

In addition to taking charge of their business, the youth learn to take charge of their lives, developing education plans, and addressing barriers in their lives including housing, obtaining an ID, bank account and planning for their futures. A video interview with the founder can be seen here:

The Boston moving company will promote the organization and the benefits of donating used books and other items such as CDs and DVDs to both help the More Than Words mission and to help the Humboldt customer by giving them an opportunity to reduce the cost and stress of their moving experience. Customers of Humboldt only need to let the company know what they want to donate, sort the items and Humboldt will retrieve the items and deliver to More Than Words.

"We clearly chose to work with More Than Words because this was a true win, win situation," states Jim Sullivan, president of Humboldt. "Our customers are always looking for ways to reduce the stress of a move and most times it's because they don't know what to do with items that they may have no use for anymore. If we can help some up and coming leaders and business people in the process, we will have truly made a difference."

About More Than Words:

More Than Words (MTW) is a social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. By working as a team to manage their own retail and online used book business, café, and community space, youth develop the employment skills, leadership, and self-confidence they need to successfully transition to adulthood.

About Humboldt Storage and Moving:

Boston moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving, founded in 1905, is Greater Boston's oldest moving company and largest United Van Lines agent. The company's philosophy is "Relax. And get moving." Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people's lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. For more information about Humboldt's expertise and moving services contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit

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