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Won’t You Be A Neighbor? It’s Time for Mr. Rogers’ Sweater Drive

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Help those in need face the cold winter months by donating new or gently worn sweaters, coats and cold-weather gear, especially items for children through KCTS Channel 9’s “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive”. Mr. Rogers, who always began his children’s television show by putting on a zip-up cardigan, began the sweater drive in 1997. Collection bins will be located at the KCTS 9 studios in downtown Seattle (401 Mercer St. Seattle, 98109).

You can also drop off your gently used coats and sweateres at any of the nine Puget Sound PCC Natural Market locations. Click HERE to find a PCC Market near you. Clothing will be distributed through Wellspring Family Services and Northwest Center, serving Seattle and King Counties.

“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive” will run from Tuesday, January 10 through Sunday, February 13. All donated items will go to Wellspring Family Services and Northwest Center, serving Seattle and King County.

Mr. Rogers’ sweater drive inspired the spirit of generosity and neighborliness for six years, before he passed away in 2003. KCTS 9 and PCC say they are honored to continue the program in his memory. Last year’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive collected more than 6,000 sweaters and coats for families in need throughout Seattle and King County.

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