2016-02-10 / Front Page

Successful Coat Drive

Dear Friends:
One week after New York City was blanketed by the second largest snowstorm in more than a century, our office distributed more than 1,700 winter coats to local community and faith-based organizations, which they donated to families and individuals in need. I want to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, US Representative Joseph Crowley, Burlington Coat Factory, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Delta Airlines, United Health Care and Starbucks Coffee Company. I also want to thank Assemblymembers Michael DenDekker (D-East Elmhurst) and Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) for participating in the event.
Fortunately, we were able to help needy families and individuals. I hope the winter coats can provide some relief to them as they are struggling to make ends meet. We set a goal to distribute 1,500 coats, but thanks to all the co-sponsors and the volunteers, we were able to donate more than 1,700. Because of the success, I am setting the goal of donating more than 2,000 for our next coat drive.
Each year, our nation dedicates the month of February to honor and celebrate the vast achievements of African-Americans. Black History Month is a time to greater explore the contributions that African-Americans have made to science, the arts, civil rights, government, and so many other prestigious fields.
In addition, Black History Month serves as an important reminder of our continued and shared fight for greater social and economic justice for all. In recognition of Black History Month, I will be hosting our annual African-American History and Heritage event on Thursday, February 25, at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, located at 100-01 Northern Boulevard, in Corona. Please join us. For more information, click here.
Please sign up for my Senate webpage to let me know where you stand on legislation and follow the bills that matter to you. You will also be able to sign petitions. Follow this link www.nysenate.gov/senator/jose-peralta and click on the Message Senator icon to contact me.
If you have any questions or need help, do not hesitate to stop by my office or to call us at 718-205-3881.
Sincerely,
Jose Peralta
State Senator, D-13


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