Help a neighbor in need: donate your warm clothing to the Mister Rogers Sweater Drive

2014 News

(Seattle, Wash., December 10, 2014) — Help neighbors in need this winter by donating your new or gently worn sweaters, coats and cold-weather gear to KCTS 9’s 18th annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive, running from January 12 through February 8. All donated items will go to Wellspring Family Services, Queen Anne Helpline 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 Sound Credit Union location in Western Washington; or drop your items off at KCTS 9’s Seattle Center studio. Warm clothing for children is greatly needed, but all new or gently used adult and children’s sweaters and coats will be accepted.

“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.”

Fred Rogers began the sweater drive and inspired its spirit of generosity and neighborliness for six years before he passed away in 2003. His red sweater (knitted by his mom) and tennis shoes bring to mind comfort, care and joy in learning for millions. 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 — 5,336 pounds of warm clothing — for families in need throughout Seattle and King County.

About PCC: Headquartered in Seattle, Wasington, PCC Natural Markets is a certified organic retail cooperative with annual sales of more than $200 million and an active membership of more than 52,000 households. PCC operates ten neighborhood locations; nine in King County including Fremont, Greenlake Aurora, Greenlake Village, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Seward Park, View Ridge and West Seattle, and its Edmonds store in South Snohomish County.

About KCTS 9: KCTS 9 brings quality public television programming to more than 2.2 million viewers each week in Western and Central Washington State, British Columbia and across Canada. To watch or learn more about any of our programs, visit KCTS9.org.

About Sound Credit Union: Sound Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution open to anyone who lives or works in Washington State. Founded in 1940, Sound serves the personal financial needs of more than 100,000 owner/members. Sound Credit Union is headquartered in downtown Tacoma with 23 branch locations throughout the Puget Sound area from Lynnwood to Olympia.

Media contacts

Tom Monahan

PCC Natural Markets

Email

206-547-1222, ext. 189

Hilda Cullen

KCTS Television

Email

206-443-6791

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