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Supplies being collected to help DAIS

POSTED: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 --- 4:15 p.m.

Helping women in need in our own community. One local moving company is making it their mission, by getting area businesses and schools involved. It's the seventh year the Movers for Moms Campaign has been collecting household items for area mother's in need, and this year some future leaders are helping out with the effort.

"It feels really awesome to be able to be a part of donating to people who aren't so lucky on Mother's Day," said sixth grader Ada Hazen. Ada and her friends at Madison Country Day School have been busy making posters and spreading the word to the whole school. She added, "anything from bath towels, bay formula to diapers."

They're helping collect items for women at DAIS, a shelter for domestic violence survivors and their families. The effort, being fronted by Two Men And A Truck. "Our company was started by a mom, and so we look for opportunities like this whenever we can," said marketing director, Sheri Rice.

And the whole community is joining the effort; helping spread cheer on Mother's Day for moms who may need it most. "My favorite part is just the feeling that it gives you about being so helpful to all the mothers," said Ada.

The 12 different collection sites are listed below. Everyone is welcome to come and make a donation until Friday, May 9th.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK at 3817 Kipp Street in Madison
Madison Country Day School
KinderCare (7126 Old Sauk Road and 2017 Londonderry Drive) in Madison
La Petite Academy in Monona and Waunakee
Capitol Kids at 8 South Carroll Street in Madison
Happy Bambino on Monona Drive
Satara Baby and Satara Home at Hilldale
Park Bank (2910 Crossroads Drive and 8001 Excelsior Drive in Madison and 2802 Fish Hatchery Road in Fitchburg)
Stark Company Realtors central office at 2980 Arapaho Drive in Madison

Items to donate:

Bath towels
Baby food (all stages)
Baby formula
Diaper rash cream
Sanitary pads (no tampons please)
Lip balm

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