Braunstein finishes 6th annual gift drive


Assemblyman Edward Braunstein topped off his office’s 6th annual holiday gift drive for hospitalized veterans and needy children last week.

Thousands of toys were donated for the kids, while toiletries, candy, clothing, playing cards and puzzles were given to the veterans.

In total, dozens of residents, 20 schools, civic and senior organizations and churches contributed to the effort.

“I was overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of my constituents who helped bring holiday cheer to those in need,” Braunstein said. “I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to our community for continuing to make these gift drives such a success.”

On December 21, Braunstein and his staff, along with students from Cardozo High School, delivered the gifts to the St. Albans VA Community Living Center and the New York State Veterans Home at St. Albans.

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