DuPage Children’s Museum will sponsor a sweater and clothing drive as a tribute to Fred Rogers and his example of being a caring neighbor. The Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive runs Sunday, January 27, 2013 through February 28, 2013. To help launch the community service project, Mr. McFeely, the Speedy Delivery man from the popular children’s television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, made a special appearance at the Museum on Sunday, January 27, 2013!
During the sweater drive, members of the community are asked to donate new or gently worn sweaters, as well as other clothing items. Receptacles to collect the sweaters are stationed at DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville. Local charitable organizations DuPage PADS and Hesed House will be the beneficiaries of all clothing donations.
“This is such a fitting tribute to Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” said Sue Broad, CEO and President of DuPage Children’s Museum. “We are so pleased to help evoke that ‘caring neighbor’ feeling through this sweater drive and we’re honored to have Mr. McFeely join us to help spread these timeless values to our community members.”