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Local Company Collects Items for Women in Need

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    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa-- Mother's Day is just a month away, and while some moms may want flowers, jewelry or even just time to themselves, many moms in the community, wish for something much more basic.

    Waypoint in Cedar Rapids helps women who have nowhere else to go as a result of homelessness, poverty, domestic violence or sexual assault. In many cases, these women arrive at Waypoint and have little to nothing, and have to start from scratch.

    So just in time for Mother's Day, a local moving company, "Two Men and A Truck" is starting their "Movers for Moms" drive. They are asking for donations of items such as soap, deodorant, hair products and non-perishable food. This is the first time the franchise, which is new to Cedar Rapids, has done this collection in the community.

    "At Two Men and a Truck, our motto is: we are movers who care. We treat everybody like we'd treat our grandma. We treat our customers like family. And this is an opportunity to give back to our customers who need a little extra help," said General Manager Klint Koether.

    The boxes will be out for the next month, then collected and delivered just in time for Mother's Day.

    Movers for Moms Wish List:
    - Personal hygiene products
    -Non-perishable food

    Locations:

    La Petite Academy
    1350 Blairs Ferry Rd
    Cedar Rapids, IA

    West Cedar Rapids KinderCare
    310 Burdette Dr SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA

    Skogman Realty
    341 8th Ave
    Marion, IA

    Two Men and A Truck
    901 4th St SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA