Mister Rogers' sweater drive - help a neighbor in need

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Help those in need this winter by donating new or gently worn sweaters, coats and cold-weather gear to KCTS 9's 20th annual Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive, running from Friday, January 13 through Sunday, February 12.

The donated items will benefit Wellspring Family Services, Queen Anne Helpline and Northwest Center.

Look for the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive collection bin at any PCC Natural Markets location or Sound Credit Union location in Western Washington; or drop your items off at KCTS 9's Seattle Center studio. All new or gently used adult and children’s sweaters and coats will be accepted.

  • PCC is at Westgate in Edmonds at the corner of Edmonds Way and 100th. 9803 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020.
  • Sound Credit Union is at 16330 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133.

KCTS 9 is also partnering with Uber to help those in need by making it easy to donate new or gently worn sweaters, coats and cold-weather gear at the touch of a button!

On Saturday, February 11, Uber users can log into the app and request 'Donate' at the bottom of their screen. A driver will then be scheduled to pick up the donated clothing and deliver it directly to a local donation center – all for free!

“All of us, at some time or other, need help,” said Fred Rogers. “Whether we’re giving or receiving a sweater, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors—in our way, everyone is a giver and receiver."

KCTS 9 kicks off the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive this year with a free Be My Neighbor Day party on Friday, January 13 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the KCTS 9 studios, 401 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.

To participate in the Be My Neighbor Day party, guests may register on our Eventbrite page. Registration will begin on Saturday, January 7 at 10:00 am. Guests should bring a new or lightly used sweater to donate, or make a cash donation to the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. Visit our website for details.

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 is honored to continue the program in his memory. Last year's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive collected more than 7,500 sweaters and coats!

The Be My Neighbor Day party was made possible by Vroom (Bezos Family Foundation).



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