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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Linn County Early Childhood Iowa Board is using their donations to help families get around. Funds from their 7th annual fundraiser were used to buy 650 Cedar Rapids bus tickets for Linn Co.

The ECI board presented the tickets to the families in February at the Linn Co. Development Center.

"For some of our families at the Center, riding the bus and walking are their only modes of transportation," said Jasmine Wu, Child and Family Specialist at Linn County Child Development Center. "Since it is too cold in the winter months for little ones and their mothers to walk, the bus is the only means of getting their children to the Center. One mother informed us that it costs her $6 in bus fares every day to get her son from shelter living to our program. So these bus tickets have a big impact on our families."

Donations were collected only from the ECI board members. Last year's collections were used to support the HACAP Food Resevoir.

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