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21st Annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive Hosted by WJCT Public Media Underway

November 8th, 2023 · Leave a Comment

WJCT Public Media is partnering with the VyStar Credit Union, Tom Bush Family of Dealerships, and Suddath to present the 21st annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. Cold-weather clothing and items — such as new or gently used sweaters, jackets and blankets — will be collected through November 30, 2023. The items will be distributed throughout Northeast Florida at the Clara White Mission and City Rescue Mission on December 6.

Public media organizations across the United States have collected sweaters in honor of Fred Rogers, host of the popular PBS series, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” for more than two decades. Last year, WJCT Public Media’s drive collected and distributed more than 6,000 pounds of cold-weather necessities to Northeast Florida residents.

“Here at WJCT, we’re thankful to continue a tradition in honor of Fred Rogers, alongside our public media peers throughout the country,” said David McGowan, President and CEO of WJCT Public Media. “Mister Rogers epitomized the idea of a ‘good neighbor’ for many households that grew up watching his show. That concept is one demonstrated by our neighbors at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships, Suddath and VyStar Credit Union. We encourage our neighbors to continue that legacy by being kind, and donating cold weather clothing this November.”

Donation drop-off locations include the WJCT Public Media headquarters, located at 100 Festival Park Avenue in Jacksonville, as well as regional VyStar Credit Union branches, Suddath Moving & Logistics, and all Tom Bush Family of Dealerships businesses.

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