The Council of the City of New York
Office of Council Member Costa Constantinides
(718) 274-4500

For Immediate Release
January 15, 2014
Contact: Shachar Sharon

Queens Officials Organize Coat Drive

Astoria, N.Y. – Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), State Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria), and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D-East Elmhurst) will host a coat drive in collaboration with New York Cares. The coats will be donated to people in need across the entire city.

The coats will be collected from now until February 6th. Bring your lightly used winter coat to the following District Office locations Monday-Friday. For more information, call (718) 274-4500.

Office of Councilman Costa Constantinides
31-09 Newtown Ave., Suite 209
Astoria, NY 11102
“It is important during this cold season that we provide help to those in need,” said Councilman Constantinides. “It’s an honor to work with a great organization like New York Cares. My colleagues in the state government and I look forward to collecting warm coats for those who need it most.”

Office of State Senator Michael Gianaris
31-19 Newtown Ave., Suite 402
Astoria, NY 11102
“I am proud to join Councilman Constantinides, Assemblywoman Simotas and Assemblyman DenDekker in helping New York Cares gather coats for those in need,” said Senator Gianaris. “Having recently experienced record low temperatures, I know we all appreciate the dangers freezing weather poses to our most vulnerable neighbors. Let’s work together to keep our fellow New Yorkers warm this winter.”

Office of Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas
31-19 Newtown Ave., Suite 401
Astoria, NY 11102
“This winter we have seen firsthand the dangerous cold temperatures that can put our community’s most vulnerable residents at risk,” said Assemblywoman Simotas. “I am proud to support this initiative and the dedicated volunteers working to ensure that those in need will have the ability to keep warm.”

Office of Assemblyman Michael DenDekker
75-35 31st Ave., Suite 206B
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
“During this particularly cold and snowy winter, those that can should help those that need,” said Assemblyman DenDekker. “One way is by donating gently used, clean winter coats. I know there is a shortage of coats this year and I thank our Council Member Costa Constantinides for setting this drive up.”

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