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

Seattle, Wash., December 16, 2013 — 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 17th annual Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive, running from January 12 through February 8. All donated items will go to Northwest Center and Wellspring Family Services, 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; at the Seattle Children’s Museum; 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 7,000 sweaters and coats for families in need throughout Seattle and King County.

About PCC Natural Markets: Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., PCC Natural Markets is a certified organic retailer with annual sales of $180 million and an active membership of more than 49,000. PCC operates nine locations in the Fremont, View Ridge, Greenlake, West Seattle, Seward Park, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond and Edmonds neighborhoods. pccnaturalmarkets.com

About KCTS 9: KCTS 9 brings quality public television programming to more than 2.5 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.

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