FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Ryan Mulholland, Sam Marksheid, and Rebecca Cheng | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead to Host Second Annual Veterans Donation Drive
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, the Town Board, and the Veterans Advisory Committee are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Veterans Donation Drive. Residents will have the opportunity to donate personal care items, clothing and more at several locations throughout the Town. Items will be gathered through December 10th and will be delivered to the Northport Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.
Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilwoman Lee Seeman, Councilman Peter Zuckerman, and members of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Suffolk County Chapter 11 with gift-wrapped donation boxes in front of the Christmas Tree at the Northport VA.
“After the success of our first donation drive, we are excited to once again be collecting items for the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Last year we were able to donate over one hundred wrapped boxes containing toiletries such as soap, hair brushes, laundry detergent and more. We want to provide the community with a way to give back to those who have served our country.”
Requested items include: liquid body soap, unscented body lotion, hair brushes, combs, deodorant, shaving cream, nail clippers, quad track razors, toothpaste (medium tube), toothbrushes, denture adhesive, denture cleanser, trial sized shampoo, clothing of all types (sizes large and up), silk scarves, hair accessories, ladies’ slippers, costume jewelry, small notepads, address books, lap blankets (approx. 36”x42”), powdered laundry detergent, coffee, new or gently used luggage (with wheels), plastic hangers, Forever postage stamps, phone cards, Shop & Stop gift cards, Petco gift cards and crayons, coloring books for children, new or used computers and Best Buy gift cards for webcams.
Donations can be dropped off at Clinton G. Martin Park, located at 1601 Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park; Town Hall, located at 220 Plandome Road in Manhasset; and Michael J. Tully Park Aquatic Activity Center, located at 1801 Evergreen Avenue in New Hyde Park.
For more information, please call 311 or (516) 869-6311.