In the spirit of Fred Rogers’ lessons of helping others, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has kicked off its 23rd annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive, which will continue from now until Dec. 15.
Over the past 23 years, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive has collected thousands of sweaters, distributing them to families in need throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
“We are continually inspired by Fred Rogers’ lessons about giving and sharing,” said Jane Werner, executive director of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. “The sweater drive allows us to support those in need in our neighborhood and beyond.”
Donors can drop off new or gently used adult and child-sized sweaters in collection bins near the Children’s Museum’s front entrance every day of the collection period from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Children’s Museum is open for visitors every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sweaters can also be dropped off at the Oaklander Hotel on Bigelow Boulevard in Oakland, PA, at a 24-hour drive-through collection bin.
We encourage congregations and individuals to collect sweaters in their faith communities and local neighborhoods. The local congregation can distribute to those in need of keeping warm in their neighborhood first then with whatever is not distributed take to the Children’s Museum on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
There will be various missions and ministries who will receive sweaters at the conclusion of the sweater drive.