Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Town Clerk Richard LaMarca today announced that the Town will host a Holiday Collection Drive in support of the Northport VA. From December 1st through December 20th, residents are invited to donate toiletries, clothing, and gift cards at Town Hall North (54 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay), Town Hall South (977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa), or the Bethpage Ice Skating Center (1001 Stewart Ave, Bethpage).
“From hosting our annual Salute to Veterans Concert to the Hometown Heroes Banner Program, the Town of Oyster Bay is committed to honoring our Veterans,” Supervisor Saladino said. “I invite residents to join me in this mission by helping to bring the comforts of home to Veterans living at the Northport VA and making a donation to our collection drive this holiday season.”
Most sought after items include toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, unscented deodorant, body wash, unscented lotion, nail clippers, and shampoo), clothing (men’s underwear size 2XL & 3XL, men’s sweatsuits size 2XL & 3XL, socks, flip flops, pajamas, and scarves), entertainment (magazines, movies, and CDs, especially Greatest Hits of the ‘50s & ‘60s), and gift cards (VISA, Uber, Stop & Shop, and Petco).
“When I learned that the Northport VA has a ‘Wish List’ of items their Veterans need, I knew Supervisor Saladino and the Town Board would spring into action with me to help ensure these needs are met,” Town Clerk LaMarca said. “I thank them for partnering with me to organize this critical initiative, and I thank the residents of our wonderful Town in advance for their generosity and support of our Veterans.”
The Town’s Collection Drive will run from December 1 to December 20. Drop-Off Bins will be available on weekdays from 9:00am to 4:45pm at Town Hall North (54 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay), Town Hall South (977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa), and the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center (1001 Stewart Ave, Bethpage). For more information, please call (516) 624-6380.