Get a new coat or sweater for the holidays? If you are clearing out your closet, you might consider making a donation to one of these local winter drives, all benefiting local charities.
Winter Coat and Blanket Drive
Through Sunday, January 13
4530 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
The U-District Buffalo Exchange is accepting new and used coat and blanket donations for children to benefit Treehouse for Kids and adult coat and blanket donations to benefit the YWCA.
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive
Sunday, January 13 – Saturday, February 9
PCC Natural Markets and
KCTS 9 Seattle Studio
401 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Help neighbors in need stay warm this winter by donating your new or gently worn sweaters, coats and cold-weather gear to KCTS 9′s annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. All donated items will go to Wellspring Family Services and Northwest Center, serving Seattle and King County. Look for the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive collection bin at any PCC Natural Markets location or drop your items off at KCTS 9′s Seattle Center studio. For a complete list of PCC locations, click HERE. . Warm clothing for children is greatly needed, but all new or gently used adult and children’s sweaters and coats will be accepted.
Fred Rogers began the sweater drive and inspired its spirit of generosity and neighborliness for six years before he passed away in 2003. KCTS 9 and PCC 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.
Sleep Country’s Pajama Drive for Foster Kids
Monday, January 7 – Sunday, March 3
Participating Sleep Country stores
Every year, thousands of children in the Northwest enter into the foster care system. These kids face uncertainty that few of us can imagine, making falling asleep especially difficult. Sleep Country USA’s annual Pajama Drive strives to help by ensuring these children go to bed wearing their very own pair of comfortable, cozy pajamas. Donate new pajamas in all sizes – infant to adult – to the nearest Sleep Country location. All donations collected will be distributed to local non-profit foster care agencies who support area foster children and foster families. Donations of new pajamas in all sizes can be dropped off at any Sleep Country store. For more information or to find the nearest location, click HERE or call 888.88.SLEEP (75337). Store hours are M-F 10:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am to 8:00pm, and Sunday, 10:00am to 7:00pm.