Won’t you help a neighbor? This November, join AETN, more than 30 libraries across the state, the Arkansas Salvation Army and local Arkansas charities as we collect new and gently used sweaters and winter clothing for the 2016 Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive.
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.
2016 Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood participating drop off locations include:
Arkansas State Library (Little Rock)
Ashley County Library (Hamburg)
Bainum Library and Learning Center (Glenwood)
Barton Public Library (El Dorado)
Boyd T. & Mollie Gattis Logan County Library (Paris)
Cabot Public Library
Carlisle Public Library
Charleston Public Library
Cross County Public Library (Wynne)
Delight Branch Library
Dumas Branch Library
Earle Public Library
Eudora Branch Library
Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library
Franklin County Public Library (Ozark)
Garland County Public Library
Gentry Public Library
Harper Memorial Library (Junction City)
Logan County Library (Booneville)
Madison County Library (Huntsville)
Marjorie Walker McCrary Memorial Library (Lonoke)
McGehee Branch Library
Monticello Branch Library
Pike County Public Library (Murfreesboro)
Sevier County Library De Queen Branch
Smackover Public Library
Star City Branch Library
St. Paul Public Library
Van Buren Public Library
Warren Branch Library
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.
We’ve been so impressed by the response Arkansans have demonstrated in the statewide sweater drive’s past two years, and we want you to know that providing a little bit of extra help for your neighbors in need - whether through the Arkansas Salvation Army or a local charity - will do more than protect them from the elements. We’re willing to bet that it will warm their hearts a little, too.
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!
Donate your new or gently used sweaters at AETN Headquarters or one of more than 30 libraries across the state.