In honor of the giving spirit of children's television pioneer Fred Rogers, Arizona Public Media organized the 2019 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive to benefit the Tucson Unified School District Clothing Banks.
The drive ran from November 12-22. The public was invited to drop-off sweaters, jackets, hoodies, and light outerwear for adults and children and new or gently worn athletic shoes, kids size 1 through adult size 13, at any of the nine Tucson Shaffer Dry Cleaning & Laundry locations or at the AZPM studio. Horizon Moving and Logistics collected the donations at the conclusion of the drive and delivered the items to the TUSD Clothing Banks to be distributed to families in need.
The AZPM community filled 22 boxes and resulting in nearly 600 donated items.
The 2019 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive was made possible through a partnership between AZPM, Shaffer Dry Cleaning & Laundry, and Horizon Moving and Logistics.