Published: May 03, 2011 4:38 PM EDT
Updated: May 03, 2011 1:39 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Students at one Fort Myers school are thinking about more than just their own moms this Mother's Day.

Wellington Academy students have teamed up with the moving company "Two Men and a Truck" as part of the annual donation dirve, "Movers for Moms." The drive spans 11 states and collected 20,000 items last year.

The students gathered essential items for women utilizing services provided by the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, a Fort Myers-Naples area shelter assisting woman and their kids during a crisis.

The 60-bed emergency shelter in Southwest Florida has been running at capacity for weeks. They are looking for additional support to ensure they can meet the needs of women seeking safety.

Items currently needed include:

-canned foods

-cooking oils

-non-perishable food items


-bath and hand towels

-twin-size sheet sets

-toilet paper

-paper towels

-toothpaste, tooth brushes and dental floss


-body wash and lotion

-shampoo and conditioner

-dish soap

Donations can be dropped off at Options Thrift Shoppe at 968 Second Avenue North in Naples, Monday through Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.