We want to use our good fortune and resources in order to move others.
We’re moved by what we see in our community. Our amazing clients share our commitment to community and together we’ve moved happiness into corners of the community that could really use a smile. One of the things we’ve discovered about moving is more stuff gets thrown out on moving day than any other day of the year. Rather than scrambling to find a solution for outgrown clothes and furniture, we make the donation process simple. When cleaning out your pantry, there’s no need to throw that food away. With your help, we’ll move that food to hungry children’s tables. Our clients turn their hand me downs into hand me ups. Our team members’ passions for the community are simply contagious. Their causes are our causes. We’ve had the wonderful privilege of helping further projects we’re all passionate about. Each organization or cause has a special place in our hearts and keeps us moving to do more:
December 2017 has brought devastating fires to the LA Southland. NorthStar Moving has been serving clients and the community in the region for decades and wants to use their close proximity and experience to help those affected by the fires. For residents that need a secure location to store their valuables at no charge, NorthStar Moving is opening their doors to help their neighbors.
“As long time residents of Southern California, our hearts break watching families return to their homes damaged by the fire,” said NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm. “We know Californians are resilient, we will rebuild. To assist in this effort we would like to offer folks moving with us, out of their fire damaged homes, three free months of full-service storage giving them a chance to rebuild their homes. We are #LA Strong.” Northstar Moving decided to roll up their sleeves and help fire victims by offering three months of storage affected by the fire.
Over the past few years, NorthStar Moving and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Orange County and Los Angeles County collect food donations for local food banks. NorthStar Moving picks up and delivers the food donations from the donation locations in Coldwell Banker offices to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
We collected over 3 tons of food to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange County in our 2017 food drive. The total raised over five years is 32,936 pounds of food, equaling approximately 27,000 meals.
Interested in being a part of the food drive magic? Donate to the LA Regional Food Bank or the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
Watch this video to find out what the Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive is all about!
After Christmas toy donations fell short in 2006, NorthStar Moving Company made an emergency delivery of toys filling the wishes of hundreds of hospitalized kids at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Talk about moving happiness to kids! We are also proud to be working with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to raise money for #MakeMarchMatter. Together, we helped raise $1.3 million to help support children and get them moving to better health.
NorthStar Moving is proud to be the official moving and storage company for Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles. Our role is everything from providing Make-A-Wish with moving services, free storage year-round, donation pick-ups, to everyone’s favorite Make-A-Wish activity: granting wishes to children.
Our work with Make-A-Wish® led to something magical. While assisting Make-A-Wish in granting their 7,000th wish, we met the amazing Claire Wineland. We were immediately inspired by Claire, a young woman with Cystic Fibrosis. Claire’s inspirational courage, dazzling smile and dedication to assisting others really moved us. A photo shoot, blog, and a few flash mobs later we continue working with Claire through her foundation, Claire’s Place Foundation. The Claire’s Place Foundation is dedicated to helping people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. NorthStar Moving’s Director of Marketing and Co-Founder, Laura McHolm was asked to be on the founding Board of Directors and now acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
From delivering clients’ donations to Habitat for Humanity® ReStore resale outlets to assisting in local builds, we love lending a hand to local Habitat for Humanity® projects. It’s truly moving to move new homeowners into their new Habitat for Humanity® built housing.
Every night, one out of four children in Los Angeles goes to bed hungry. We can’t rest knowing that. Our clients can’t either. Together, we work with Move For Hunger to help fill the pantries of our nation’s food banks. Unwanted, non-perishable food items from our clients’ cupboards are donated to food banks and delivered by our movers. Fighting hunger by working together one move at a time isn’t the only way to feed children. In recent years, we’ve partnered with Bristol Farms to hold a holiday food drive in the local community. We also partner with local apartment complexes to collect food donations. Even though most people extend donation efforts during the holiday season, don’t think it’s the only time to donate! We’re happy to take your donations anytime of year!
We’re proud to donate our services and partner with many charitable and socially conscious organizations who share our vision of keeping our planet pretty. We even assist Global Green with their Pre-Oscar Parties and have been working with the Hollywood Green Team that advises organizations on how to be greener. We’ve discovered that a happy planet means happy people!
NorthStar Moving and the Association of Celebrity Personal Assistants put a call out for donations for charity that NorthStar Moving picked up free of charge. Learn about what items the Wayans Brothers donated and see how Kristy Swanson donated to Clothes Off Our Back: Have items to donate but don’t have time to make the trip to the Goodwill? On moving day when our clients’ are finishing cleaning out their closets, we’re happy to take your unwanted items to the Goodwill Southern California where they are sure to make someone happy.
Season’s greetings extend beyond U.S. borders. That’s why NorthStar Moving Company partners with the Angels Baseball Foundation and Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. in an annual holiday care package drive. All care packages are created for U.S. troops serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
In April 2011, NorthStar Moving helped the Lu Parker Project give homeless dogs a better place to sleep. Our movers transported over 130 dog beds from the manufacturer to the assembly location at Sony Studios, assisted volunteers (including local teenagers from the Bresee Foundation and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa) in building the beds and then delivered the beds to the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter. The Lu Parker Project is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth and homeless animals through direct service, education, and advocacy.
In our continued commitment towards a greener planet, NorthStar Moving joined forces with Sustainable L.A. to help get things moving for the 2009 Downtown LA Film Festival. As proud sponsors we had a great time at the festival!
NorthStar Moving Company has been providing free storage year-round for Chabad of Chatsworth in addition to free moving services. Chabad’s rapidly growing array of educational institutions, outreach programs and social services is considered one of the most dynamic forces in modern Jewish life.
Beginning in 2013, NorthStar Moving is happy to donate storage and transportation services to Karma Rescue with free storage for animal equipment and items that is to be provided to different animal shelters.
The Building Owners and Managers Association Greater Los Angeles (BOMA Greater Los Angeles) and NorthStar Moving joined forces in December 2013. We were thrilled to be Santa’s Elves and one of our shiny red trucks transformed into Santa’s sleigh full of toys. We “flew” those toy donations from El Segundo to the Fox Plaza in Century City to benefit the Toys for Tots holiday program.
NorthStar Moving partnered with the Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) in December 2013 to play Santa, donating our time and a big red truck to deliver hundreds of toys from Northridge to the residents of Five Acres in Altadena.
Miry Whitehill-Ben makes a difference in the lives of recent refugees to the U.S. Through her non-profit called Miry’s List, Miry has started a movement that crowdsources donated supplies for refugee families that help them rebuild their lives. NorthStar Moving is donating moving services to the organization.
Through sponsorships generated by the Los Angeles County business community, the Deputy Sheriff’s of LASPA provides the children of families in financial hardship with comprehensive eye examinations and prescription eyeglasses. NorthStar Moving is one of the local businesses in the community who joined the LASPA efforts.
NorthStar Moving partnered with the Women in Green Forum to help with the set-up of their 6th Annual Women In Green Forum, which was held at the TreePeople Conference Center, in Beverly Hills, on August 26, 2015. Women in Green Forum is an online network and annual conference highlighting women’s impact on the environmental arena.
As proud partners of the Locations Managers Guild International (LMGI), we were proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual LMGI Awards.
Together we help move production sets to some of the best locations in the world. From America’s Next Top Model to The Bachelor, NorthStar Moving has assisted location managers with moves all across California and beyond.