The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s 20th annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive kicked off Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s Theater. This is a two-fold opportunity for local Presbyterian churches to collect sweaters, a campaign that runs through Dec. 16.
The drive encourages congregations to first care for their neighborhoods, giving sweaters to neighbors in need in their own community first. Additional sweaters that are leftover can then be brought to the Children’s Museum for distribution for those in need. This opportunity is about being a good neighbor and also a way of doing local mission that can give visibility to a church in the neighborhood where it is located.
Since 2000, the Children’s Museum has collected more than 41,000 sweaters to share with families in need throughout the southwestern Pennsylvania “neighborhood.” The public can drop off new or gently-used sweaters of all sizes in the Museum’s lobby from Nov. 7 through Dec. 16. More information is available on the Museum’s Sweater Donation Hotline at (412) 322-5058, ext. 363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Between Dec. 18-23, all sweaters collected will be distributed. For more information, contact Bill Schlageter, Director of Marketing, at (412) 559-2744 or email email@example.com.