Now that the rush to buy this year’s hottest gifts has begun, it’s important to remember that there’s a different way to get into the giving spirit this holiday season—and it won’t cost you a penny. This year, you can make a difference in the life of local residents in need by simply donating your gently used sweaters, coats or jackets that your family no longer wears.
As temperatures begin to drop, less fortunate families begin to feel the impact, and our local shelters see an increase in families seeking relief from the cold. So why not help spread some holiday cheer by donating your warm clothing to families who 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 of getting 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 branch locations will serve as drop-off points for your donated clothing. All you have to do is stop by a VyStar branch near your home or work, and drop off the items 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 visit the WJCT website.
VyStar thanks you for your generous donations, and we hope you and your loved ones have a delightful holiday season!