The Mr. Rogers’ sweater drives are put together by individual churches and other organizations. Gregg Hartung suggests the following steps to start a local sweater drive:
Contact local organizations to see if they need sweater donations.
Download the Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive graphic and promote the event in worship, in bulletins and newsletters as well as on social media.
Invite volunteers to help sort and deliver the sweaters, emphasizing connecting with others in the community.
Designate a place in the church for sweater collection.
Sort and deliver the sweaters at the end of the drive.
If you live in the Pittsburgh area please take gently used sweaters to the lobby of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for distributing them to folks in need of keeping warm.
For more information call PMM Director Gregg Hartung 412-697-9211 or 724-777-2489.
(Thanks to PMM Leadership Team Member the Rev. Sue Washburn for the creation of this web page.)
You can copy and use the images below for your sweater drive!