Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti (D-Port Washington) announced she is partnering with the Military Blue Star Mothers of Nassau County for the third year of the Sweats for Vets initiative. The annual donation drive provides warm clothes for veterans in need. The drive is being held throughout January of 2024.
“Nobody deserves to be left out in the cold, least of all the veterans who have sacrificed so much in service to our nation,” said Sillitti. “Which is why I am grateful to once again be partnering with the Blue Star Mothers of Nassau County and our local veteran organizations for the Sweats for Vets donation drive to help local veterans stay warm this winter. Our local heroes often face a host of challenges when they return home, and this initiative ensures they have access to warm, comfortable clothes during one of the most difficult times of the year.”
Assemblywoman Sillitti thanks Port Washington VFW Post 1819, Manhasset American Legion Post 304 and Williston Park American Legion Post 144 for serving as 24-hour collection sites and is encouraging those who are able to donate to help a veteran in need. For those wishing to donate to the program, you can drop-off new hats, gloves, socks, scarves, sweatshirts and sweatpants – preferably sizes L or larger – at any of the following 24/7 collection sites:
- Port Washington VFW Post 1819; 29 Mohegan Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050 (drop box located at back of building)
- Manhasset American Legion Post 304; 27 Bayview Avenue, Manhasset, NY 11030 (blue mailbox in front of building)
- Williston Park American Legion Post 144; 730 Willis Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596 (drop box in front of building)
Please only donate new items. Gift cards cannot be accepted. Please visit nyassembly.gov/Sillitti for a comprehensive list of items you can donate. For more information on this or any other community issue, please contact Assemblywoman Sillitti’s office 516-482-6966 or by email at SillittiG@nyassembly.gov