Donate sweaters to neighbors in need at PCC Natural Market

January 24, 2012

By Staff

The spirit of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” has come to Issaquah and the Puget Sound region 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 PCC Natural Markets and the KCTS 9 lobby through Feb. 12.

Donors can drop off sweaters and coats at the Issaquah store, 1810 12th Ave. N.W., or other locations.

The sweaters go to Wellspring Family Services, a group formed to help families achieve self-sufficiency.

Donors dropped off more than 6,000 coats and sweaters during the 2011 drive.

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

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