"My office will collect donations of new items such as candy, pajamas, robes, slippers, socks, sweaters, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, playing cards, and puzzles to support our troops and bring cheer to hospitalized veterans,” Braunstein said. “These donations help show our veterans how much we appreciate the sacrifices they made for our country.”
All gifts will be distributed to the men and women at the St. Albans VA Community Living Center and the Veterans' Home at St. Albans.
"I am also conducting a toy drive for hospitalized and needy children in Queens,” he added. “You can participate by donating unwrapped new toys."
All gifts should be delivered by Monday, December 18, to Braunstein’s office at 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238, in Bayside, or to the offices of Dr. William M. Duke at 35-01 202nd Street, and Community Board 11 at 46-21 Little Neck Parkway.