State Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, D-Bayside, and former state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza have kicked off their annual Valentines for Vets drive.
Braunstein said the drive, which was founded by Carrozza in 1996, will collect cards, candy, toiletries and new clothing, such as pajamas, robes, slippers and socks. The items will be given to disabled veterans at the St. Albans Community Living Center of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and the New York State Veterans Home at St. Albans.
“For 18 years, these donations have helped brighten the day of hundreds of veterans by showing them that we care about them and appreciate their sacrifices," Carrozza said. "It would mean a great deal to our hospitalized and disabled heroes if you would choose to be their Valentine by donating to our drive."
The deadline to donate items is Feb. 12.
Drop off sites include Braunstein's office (213-33 39th Ave., suite 238), Carrozza's law office (213-38 40th Ave.), Dr. William Duke's office (35-01 202nd St.) and Community Board 11 (46-21 Little Neck Parkway).
For more information, call 718-357-3588.