Donate sweaters to neighbors in need

December 31, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 31, 2010

The spirit of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” comes to Issaquah and the Puget Sound region soon during a sweater drive for neighbors in need.

PCC Natural Markets and KCTS 9 teamed up for the annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive to collect thousands of sweaters for local nonprofit organizations.

The greatest need is for children’s items, but the drive accepts all new and gently used adult and children’s sweaters and coats. Find collection bins at the nine PCC Natural Markets and the KCTS 9 lobby from Jan 10 to Feb. 13.

Donors can drop off sweaters and coats at the Issaquah store, 1810 12th Ave. N.W., or the other locations. Or, drop off donations at KCTS 9, 401 Mercer St., Seattle.

Wellspring Family Services, a group formed to help families achieve self-sufficiency, and Northwest Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated disabled children and adults, receive the donated items.

The drive is a takeoff on Fred Rogers and the cardigan he donned at the start “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” episodes. The famed red cardigan is enshrined in the Smithsonian Institution.

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