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Helping moms in need for Mother's Day

Two Men and a Truck start their Movers for Moms campaign.

Posted: Apr. 13, 2018 1:32 PM
Updated: Apr. 14, 2018 10:55 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The moving company, Two Men and a Truck, is on a mission to help moms in need. 

Their Movers for Moms campaign is in full swing, asking people for donations to give to moms for Mother's Day. 

"We really want to make mothers feel special on the happy holiday even if they're not in the greatest of scenarios," Alexis Burdick with Two Men and a Truck said. 

The company has 14 bins are placed around Rochester, an increase from the 11 placed during last year's drive. Their asking for items like toiletries, diapers, and blankets. The donations collected will then be donated to the Women's Shelter Inc. in Rochester for moms on Mother's Day. 

Two Men and a Truck said the purpose of this event is to recognize moms who may also be victims of domestic abuse or homelessness.

This is the company's 11th year hosting the drive, and the Rochester branch of the company's 5th participating. Burdick, a mom herself, helps organize the event and looks forward to it each year. 

"I love being a mom so I love being able to help other moms too," she said. "It'd be rough not having everything you need...and to be able to help provide somethings they may be lacking, um, it's a great feeling know you're able to help provide some of those."

Last year the drive collected 1,600 donated items. This year they hope to colelct 2,500 items. 

Here is a list of bin locations: 
New Horizion Academy Rochester
Platinum Studios Dance and Pageantry 
Jets Gymnastics 
Primrose Schools 
Northern Valley Animal Clinic
St. Johns Church 
Burn Boot Camp North and South 
Detour Atheletics 
Autumn Ridge Church MOPS 
Children's Museum Rochester 
The Pines of Rochester
Leases and Leads
MinnWest Bank 
Perserve on Maine

More needed items:
soaps
slippers
clothing
children's snacks and non-perishable food
towels and bedding 
gift cards 

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