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Van Bramer kicks off school supply drive

Kids from PS 111 (37-15 13th Street) after previous supply drive

Aug. 10, 2017 Staff Report

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) launched his eighth annual back-to-school supply drive this week.

From Aug. 8 through Sept. 5, residents are being asked to donate backpacks, notebooks, pencils, crayons, calculators and rulers. The items can be dropped off at Van Bramer’s District Office at 47-01 Queens Boulevard (Suite 205) or at any of the Queens Library branches in his western Queens district.

The supplies will be distributed to students in need throughout Sunnyside, Woodside, Astoria and Long Island City at the beginning of the school year on Sept. 7.

“No child should have to go to school without the supplies they need to do their best,” Van Bramer said. “With the upcoming school year fast approaching, many families in our community struggle with the cost of supplies that are required and have to make tough choices that could leave a child without necessarily supplies like notebooks, a backpack, or a calculator. Each and every child deserves to walk into school with the dignity and confidence that comes from a full backpack.

Queens Library branches 

·         Sunnyside branch, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside

·         Woodside branch 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside

·         Long Island City branch, 37-44 21st Street., Long Island City

·         Court Square branch, 25-01 Jackson Ave., Long Island City

·         Broadway branch, 40-20 Broadway, Astoria

 

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MRLIC

THE FAKE REAL REAL FAKE MRLIC wrote the August 12 5:23 am post. He is now saying I am FAKE REAL.

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MRLIC

The REAL FAKE MRLIC wrote the August 11, 9:59 am post about “”How can The greatest city in the world even consider helping school children get the supplies they need. to get an education.” This JERK is jumbling my meaning. I just wondered how in a city that supposedly has everything how can this happen? It is not true anymore that this is the “Greatest City In he World”. Our STate and City Leadership has failed us mightily. I will continue to seek out and find these FAKE posts as me me.

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MRLIC

The FAKE MRLIC wrote the August 11, 2017 Post at 5:28 am. He/she just don’t give up. I will expose the FAKER whenever I can. How can “the greatest city in the world” even consider helping school children get the supplies they need to get an education??!?!? WHAT A JOKE

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MRLIC

The FAKE MRLIC wrote the August 10, Post at 4:04 pm. He/she just don’t give up. I will expose every FAKE post I come across.

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MRLIC

I thought this was “The Greatest City In The World”. What BS. TRANSIT STINKS, RENTS TOO HIGH, PARENTS CAN’T AFFORD SCHOOL SUPPLIES, HOMELESS RISING Etc…..

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MRLIC

Typical Jimmy Van LAMER looking for another handout!!!! Someone tell these HIPSTER children that if they can’t afford crayons maybe they shouldn’t be in school.

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