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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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How about making sure schools are properly funded?
Instead he tries to pacify us with his “dedication” to preserving his district


Look into where school funding is legislated.

It’s not at the city council level.

Be sure that no one wants to have to have a donation drive for pencils and supplies … you would rather it come from a teacher’s pocket?

Oil Beef Hooked

“No child should have to go to school without the supplies” … TYPICAL JVB … looking out for the constituents who elected him. Remember this on election day.


So JVB is taking credit for giving away gifts that were paid for by others. That sounds about right. Great job Jimmy!

Oil Beef Hooked

What do you do that so good? Probably two things: Jack and Squat.

Keep whining and moaning. So sad.


I speek tha goode engrish ya douche. I’m not elected and paid to do anything. I pay taxes for that purpose. Volunteer work that I do is none of your business.


well well well I guess the truth hurts about JVB the books are cooked when it comes to the dislikes — deal with the truth –


okay why were the other people’s comments taken off that were put up yesterday the same with JVB’s twitter account anything negative he takes down he does not like to be critized he only likes accolades –


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