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Can Drive Drive-Up Event THIS Saturday!

05/06/2020

Cedar Rapids, IA (5/6/20) This weekend is the perfect time to Spring Clean empty cans and bottles out of the house AND help 2 non-profit organizations at the same time! The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is proud to partner with F.E.I.D. (Financial Education and Interpersonal Development) to host a Can / Bottle Drive Drive-Thru Event THIS Saturday, May 9th at Lindale Mall!

There will be a Can Shed semi ready to be filled on the 1st Avenue side of Lindale Mall between 10 AM – 2 PM. The community is encouraged to donate by bringing by empty aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Profits from all donations will be shared between F.E.I.D. / The “Cans for College” Program and the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival.

“The Cans for College Program is designed to help support the youth in the community for post-high school education—allowing students to receive support for school, no matter their chosen path.” F.E.I.D. Founder, Maurice Davis explains. “FEID and The Freedom Festival working on the Can Drive Drive-Thru together is a reminder of how much we can get done in a short time when we pull together. Our community is better when we work together.”

This Can / Bottle Drive is a contactless event, where volunteers will help to accept clean and dry (5 cent deposit) aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Please have cans and bottles in separate bags. No glass will be accepted. Simply drive up, open up the trunk of your vehicle, and volunteers will help to accept all loose or bagged can / plastic bottle donations.

Turn those empty cans and bottles into funds for TWO great local non-profit organizations! Drive up and donate THIS Saturday, May 9th anytime between 10 – 2 PM at Lindale Mall. For additional information, please contact Maurice Davis, medavis@janeboyd.org, or Karol Shepherd, karol@freedomfestival.com.

 

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The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving Cedar Rapids and a significant portion of eastern Iowa. Our mission is to celebrate the quality of life in Eastern Iowa by providing safe, affordable and fun annual events that embody the spirit of patriotism and a sense of community and family.

Because of the continuation of social distancing and precautions taking place to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and with recommendations by both the Linn County Public Health Department and the City of Cedar Rapids Mayor, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that the 2020 Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival has been CANCELLED.

To encourage the community to help support our non-profit organization, and to ensure the Festival’s longevity and ability to return in 2021, 2020 Commemorative Freedom Festival Buttons are on sale NOW at all Cedar Rapids and Marion Hy-Vee Stores. Buttons are $5 each, and include a Hy-Vee booklet of coupons totaling over $30 in savings!

PLUS Hy-Vee has been generous to offer and honor our yearly Freedom Festival tradition of giving away a $100 Hy-Vee Gift Card to FIVE lucky winners! For “Show Us Your Button” Promotion details CLICK HERE.