Won’t you help a neighbor? This November, join AETN, 20 libraries across the state, the Arkansas Salvation Army and local Arkansas charities as we collect new and gently used sweaters and winter clothing for our neighbors in need.
Last year, Arkansans donated more than 2,500 sweaters for neighbors in need and, as what promises to be another chilly winter approaches, we hope to collect sweaters and clothing items to reach even more neighbors.
Fred Rogers began the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive in 1997 as a way to encourage the neighborly spirit, and we’re proud to continue his legacy of being a caring neighbor! Every sweater collected in the 2015 Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive will be donated directly to individuals in need through The Salvation Army of Arkansas or local charities.
To prepare sweaters for donation, simply look for new or gently used sweaters you’d like to share with neighbors in need! Sweaters should be clean, without noticeable stains, holes or tearing. If clothing is heavily scented — due to must, mothballs, smoke, etc. — please consider washing your items before donating. While the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive is specifically seeking sweaters, we will happily accept clean, usable clothing items of all types. All sizes — for both children and adults — are needed and happily accepted!