Sweats for Vets 2023

Assemblywoman Sillitti hosts Second Annual Sweats for Vets Drive in January

This holiday season, Assemblywoman Sillitti is once again partnering with the Military Blue Start Mothers of Nassau County for the second year of the Sweats for Vets initiative. The annual donation drive provides warm clothes for veterans in need. The drive is being held throughout the month of January. 

“Nobody deserve to be left out in the cold, least of all the veterans who have sacrificed so much in service to our nation,” said Sillitti. These brave men and women deserve our gratitude and respect, and that’s why I am encouraging community members to participate in our second annual 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.”

Thanks to the Port Washington VFW 1819, Manhasset American Legion Post 304 and Williston Park American Legion Post 144 for serving as 24-hour collection sites. For those wishing to donate to the initiative, 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 donate only new items*

*Gift cards cannot be accepted*

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.