SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO)–Mother’s Day is just three weeks away and for one Sioux Falls moving company, this season means a major clothing drive to help moms all over the community.
“We all know when we look good we feel good,” Two Men and a Truck Sioux Falls General Manager Angela Drake said.
It’s something Drake has seen firsthand while volunteering to help women at EmBe’s Dress for Success program.
“Seeing a woman walk in that maybe isn’t dressed her best and then finding that outfit that just lights up her face and makes her feel like a million bucks,” Drake said.
This month the local moving company is hoping to help even more women feel that confidence by collecting donations of professional clothing throughout the community.
“We’ve been able to do this Movers for Moms program for eight years, four years of it now partnering with EmBe,” Drake said.
“One of our biggest for sure,” EmBe Chief of Staff Kelly Ballew said.
EmBe’s Dress for Success program says Movers for Mom helps bring a huge boost in their donated items that will then go to help women who are interviewing for a new job.
“Once they get their job they reach out to us and say, so I got the job. How do I start this, I’m not sure? Well you can come to us and we’ll get you a week’s worth of clothing,” Ballew said.
You can bring your donations right into Two Men and a Truck on the north side of Sioux Falls, but there’s also roughly 15 drop off locations all over Sioux Falls and Rapid City.
“Jason at State Farm, Keller Williams, all the Black Hills Federal Credit Unions, American Bank and Trust, and Tyler Goff Hegg Realtor and Evolve Fitness all have drop locations, so drop them off at a location near you,” Drake said.
Two Men and a Truck will be picking up donations from all of these drop off points on the Thursday before Mother’s Day.
“We will put it all together and sort it and then deliver it to EmBe the day after Mother’s Day so we can all make your mother proud,” Drake said.
From clothing to shoes, purses and more, you can find a list of all of the items the Movers for Mom clothing drive is looking for black dress pants, plus size dress pants, workwear blouses, black dress shoes, maternity wear, new socks and new undergarments.