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WJCT Public Media presents 20th Annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

November 8th, 2022 · Leave a Comment

WJCT Public Media is partnering with VyStar Credit Union, the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships, and Suddath to present the 20th 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. The items will be distributed throughout Northeast Florida in Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns Counties.

Public media organizations across the United States have been collecting sweaters in honor of Fred Rogers, host of popular PBS series, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” for two decades. Last year, WJCT Public Media’s drive collected and distributed more than 20,000 cold-weather necessities to Northeast Florida residents.

“Fred Rogers warmed the heart of our entire nation. This tradition shares his ‘good neighbor’ mindset by sharing items that keep families warm across the First Coast. Here at WJCT, we’re thankful we can keep his legacy alive along with our neighbors at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships, Suddath and VyStar Credit Union,” said David McGowan, President and CEO of WJCT Public Media. “Won’t you be a good neighbor, and help us collect winter essentials for our community members in need?”

Donation drop-off locations include the WJCT Public Media headquarters, located at 100 Festival Park Avenue in Jacksonville, as well as VyStar Credit Union branches and Tom Bush Dealerships.

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