You don’t have to wait until spring to clean out your closets. The holiday season is the perfect time to get rid of gently used sweaters, coats and jackets your family no longer needs. As temps begin to drop, less fortunate families begin to feel the impact. Our local shelters see a big increase in families seeking relief from the cold during the holidays. So why not get a head start on your spring cleaning and donate your warm clothing items to families that need them?
We know what you’re thinking. The hardest part isn’t finding the clothes to donate; it’s actually getting the stuff there! Somehow, those boxes and garbage bags that we fill up with the best intentions often find a way to get stuck in the garage or the trunk of a car, eventually being forgotten or tossed in the trash as we desperately search for donation bins. Well, the Mister Rogers’ Sweater Drive offers the perfect solution to the donation dilemma.
Throughout the month of November, each of VyStar’s 39 branch locations will serve as drop-off points for your donated warm clothing. All you have to do is stop by a VyStar branch near your home or on your way to work and drop the items off in the conveniently located, easy-to-access bins. We will do the rest! In December, VyStar employees will help personally hand-deliver the donations to the needy at Jacksonville’s Clara White Mission. Check us out in action at last year’s drive in the photo below!
For more information about the Mister Rogers' Sweater Drive, please click here.