News and Events
The 10th Annual Cops 'n Kids
Holiday Book Give-Away!
December 1st we had a total of 194 volunteers plus Merchants employees set-up and work the Cops 'N Kids Holiday Book Giveaway.
We had approximately 2,000 children in building 4 picking out their favorite books.
Once again, Santa partnered with our neighborhood Walgreens and was on hand to take free photos with the kids.
It is the mission of the Cops 'N Kids Reading Center to enable and empower children to strive toward the fundamental successes in life through recognition of the importance of reading. The children who participate in the program will also experience positive interaction with police officers in order to develop a more trusting relationship with law enforcement.
To make a donation or volunteer please contact the reading center at 262-632-1606.
Donations can also be brought to the reading center Monday through Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at 800 Villa Street, Racine.
Once again Merchants Moving & Storage has partnered with the Racine Post Office in their annual book drive for Cops 'n Kids Holiday Book Giveaway.
USPS Press Release:
Merchants Moving & Storage is proud to have once again participated in the Downtown Racine Corporation's summer public art project. This year's theme was "trunks".
Since 2002 the arts community and Downtown Racine Corporation have collaborated to bring an outdoor summer arts show to our downtown. This favorite event has helped identify downtown Racine as a growing arts center and has also contributed to creating a stronger sense of community.
To View all of the trunks created this year please click below:
Jim Eastman was honored by the Leadership Racine Advisory Board on May 8, 2012.
Jim received their annual Leadership Racine Community Trustee award.
This award is defined as: an individual or group behavior which on behalf of the general public considers the needs of the entire community and seeks to serve the common good.
Jim received his award at the graduation banquet of the 2011-2012 class of Leadership Racine.
As honorary spokesman at the event, Jim's topic was his life motto of "Go the Extra Mile".
To read the article in The Racine Journal Times, please click on the link below:
For more information on Leadership Racine, please click below to visit their website.
City postal workers to collect books
Letter carriers from the Postal Service in Racine collect books every year for the citywide Cops 'N Kids Book Drive. Letter carriers collect books deposited alongside mailboxes on their delivery routes.
Merchants Moving & Storage Company assists postal workers and volunteers by providing collection, packaging and transportation and storage of the books until they are distributed for the annual December book giveaway to needy children. The Cops 'N Kids Book Give-Away is the first Saturday in December at Merchants Moving & Storage.
More than 250,000 books have been donated since the start of the program in 1997. The Racine Post Office has been participating in the program since 2006.
Follow the link below to read the article on the Racine Journal Times Website
Corporate Relocation Council - June 21st Chicago, Il
Nancy Feest, Merchants Moving & Storage's lead move coordinator, spoke at the CRC Chicago Regional Summer Meeting on a panel representing the household goods industry from the Move Coordinators perspective.
She received accolades and compliments from audience members who represented Corporate Clientele, Relocation Management Companies, Real Estate Firms, Mortgage Lenders and other Moving Companies.
Larry Gersch from Kraft Foods Inc. said “Nancy represented Merchants and the moving industry very professionally”!
Congratulations Nancy on a job well done!
Chrystie King, Altair Global Relocation, Karen Jankowski, Corporate Relocation Manager, CNA Insurance, Miaken Pantos, Loan Administration Manager, Corporate Relocation, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Sara Baker, Corporate Sales Representative, National Corporate Housing, Nancy M. Feest CRP, GMS, Relocation Consultant, Merchants Moving & Storage
Follow this link to read the The Racine Journal Times story:
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Recently members of the Wisconsin Employee Relocation Council including our own Bill Werth - Vice President of Sales and Doug Ketzer - National Account Representative, participated in the building of a Habitat for Humanity home in Milwaukee.
Click the link below to read the article "Building a House, Creating a Home in the Worldwide ERC's January issue of Mobility magazine.
The Downtown Racine Corporation’s Public Arts Program for Summer 2010 was an exciting, interactive project for the entire community. This year’s theme was “Clocks” and titled “Hour Town”
In the tradition of supporting Downtown Racine Corporation’s exceptional public art events, Merchants Moving & Storage sponsored the clock pictured below titled
Artist: Daniel Van Eimeren
"Big Trucks, Big Hearts"
Follow this link to read the article from the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce" newsletter in the Racine Journal Times:
Merchants Moving & Storage named the 2010 "Family Friendly Workplace" by RAMAC
Once again Merchants has been named the "Family Friendly Workplace by the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce. Merchants was previously awarded this honor in 2000.
Merchants Moving & Storage: Our Historic Building
Follow this link to read the story "Celebrating 175 years: "Fish Bros. Wagon Company" in the Racine Post Online.
Merchants Moving & Storage has headquartered in this historic State Street building since 1922.