Queens Assemblyman running ‘Valentines for Vets’ gift drive

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein with local veterans
Photo courtesy of the office of Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein

Queens Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein, is spearheading the yearly charitable initiative called “Valentines for Vets”.

This annual drive, a fixture in the Northeast Queens community, aims to collect and distribute gifts to the hospitalized and disabled veterans residing at the New York State Veterans’ Home in St. Albans.

As part of this year’s campaign, Assemblyman Braunstein is focusing on gathering essential items that will contribute to the well-being and comfort of these veterans. The drive is particularly seeking donations of new clothing, including sweatpants, t-shirts, and socks. Additionally, the collection includes a variety of items intended to provide entertainment and mental engagement for the veterans, such as playing cards and puzzles with large or jumbo pieces. Cards and candy, with a preference for sugar-free options, are also on the list of requested items.

The Assemblyman expressed his pride in continuing this long-standing tradition, which serves as a tangible expression of the community’s gratitude and respect for its local veterans. He extended his gratitude in advance to all potential donors for their anticipated generosity and participation in this noble cause.

Braunstein represents New York’s 26th District, which includes the neighborhoods of Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Broadway-Flushing, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, North Shore Towers, Oakland Gardens and Whitestone.

Contributions can be made at Assemblyman Braunstein’s office, located at 213-33 39th Ave., Suite 238 in Bayside, with the collection period open until February 6th.