Celebrating life changing moves
For more than 90 years, Mayflower has been a trailblazer in the moving industry and your trusted guide for all things moving. Today, millions worldwide are embarking on their next big adventure, seeking out new opportunities and promoting progress.
We called on you to nominate those individuals who are making monumental moves and fostering change in their communities. You answered in a big way by submitting countless risk takers and adventurers who have hopes of turning their dreams into reality. We narrowed it down to three inspiring and impactful people – then called on you again to vote for your favorite finalist.
And now… your votes are in! The winner of the Mover of Movers contest is Annalynn Clark, a special education teacher in Lompoc, California. She has created a garden club at her local middle school to address food insecurity issues among her students while emphasizing math, English and reading comprehension skills and improving the beauty of the campus. With the $25,000 prize, she will launch her “Great Kindness Challenge,” an inclusive, empowering program for students and others in the community to dedicate 100 “Kindness” hours by helping others throughout the community. She will also be able to supply and maintain the garden club and curriculum for years to come.
The other two finalists were Dexter George of Newark, New Jersey, and Kaitlyn Martinez of Phoenix, Arizona. Mayflower will be donating $1,000 each to Dexter and Kaitlyn as they make the next move in their endeavors.
Dexter currently runs Source of Knowledge, a bookstore dedicated to empowering and inspiring the Black community by providing information about their positive heritage and contributions in arts, medicine, education, science and history. He envisions adding a juice bar/coffee shop and developing an e-commerce site for the bookstore. Kaitlyn is the founder of Backpacks 4 Kids, an organization providing students in Arizona with necessary school supplies. She plans to help K-12 and university-level students in need with access to computer technology, such as Chromebooks and refurbished computers, especially in this time of increased virtual learning.