Suddath Gives Back to the Community Through Mister Rogers’ Sweater Drive
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 01, 2019) – Suddath®, a leading global transportation, relocation and logistics company, is a proud participant in this year’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive, partnering with WJCT, Vystar Credit Union and the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships to collect gently-used sweaters to be donated to area nonprofit organizations including the Clara White Mission, Trinity Rescue Mission and St. Vincent’s Mobile Outreach Unit for migrant workers, in addition to many other First Coast community service organizations. The drive is celebrating 17 years of giving back to those in need and honoring the memory of the legendary Fred Rogers by making the “neighborhood” a little brighter.
“Philanthropy is a large part of the foundation our company was built on,” said Dick Eschbacher, president and general manager of Suddath Jacksonville. “We’re proud to do our part to help those in need in our community, and this event will make a huge difference, keeping them warm this winter.”
The sweater drive runs through November 30, and collects gently-used sweaters, jackets and blankets. The cold-weather items will be donated to designated nonprofits in Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau counties.
“Each year, WJCT honors the legacy of Fred Rogers with the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive,” explained David McGowan, president and CEO of WJCT Public Media. “We encourage everyone to embrace the neighborly spirit and donate a sweater or jacket in support of those in need throughout our community.”
Last year, the generous people of the Jacksonville area donated more than 10,000 sweaters and other items to this cause. Suddath will be using its moving trucks for collecting donated items, as well as delivering them to the nonprofits. Items can be dropped off at all participating locations.
For more information, please visit wjct.org/events/sweaterdrive/.
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