Meng holds second annual holiday card drive
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Get creative and make a Queens veteran a heartfelt
holiday card this season.
Congresswoman Grace Meng announced the return
of her holiday card drive for veterans in the borough.
For a second year, Meng will collect cards from
local public and elementary schools in the area and
hand-deliver them to veterans at the VA St. Albans
Community Living Center.
Those interested in sending a card can submit a
standard option or create one from scratch.
In 2018, Meng distributed dozens of holiday cards
during her visit to the St. Alban’s facility in mid-December.
Participating schools included P.S. 165, P.S.
196, P.S. 213, P.S. 41, P.S. 24, P.S. 20, East-West School
of International Studies, P.S./I.S. 119 and Holy Family
“As we prepare to mark Veterans Day next week,
we are again reminded of the sacrifices that our veterans
have made to protect and defend our freedom,”
said Meng. “The holiday season is a very important
time of year. Providing these special cards to the
brave men and women who served our nation is an
outstanding way to recognize their service, and make
sure they know that we have not forgotten about them
during the holidays. I look forward to seeing and distributing
all the cards that we receive this year.”
In the past, Meng has also invited her constituents
to fill out holiday cards for American troops serving
Drop off or mail cards by Monday, Dec. 2 to 40-13
159th St. Suite C in Flushing.
A collection of cards from Congresswoman Grace Meng’s annual holiday card drive in 2017.
Courtesy of Meng’s offi ce
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