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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Invites Students to Participate in “Sending Smiles to Vets”

May 14, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) is continuing the “Sending Smiles to Vets”program by inviting students to make artwork for local veterans before school adjourns for the summer. Dingell launched the year-round program in February after “Valentines for Veterans” received such an overwhelming response from veterans, schools and the community. Students are invited to make artwork for veterans celebrating summer and patriotic holidays.

“Too many of the men and women at our local VA hospitals cannot be outside to enjoy this warmer weather,” said Dingell. “We need your help to bring cheer indoors and remind our veterans how much we love and appreciate them.”

The artwork will be delivered by Congresswoman Dingell and friends several times throughout the summer. The first delivery will be at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center on Friday, May 22.

Those who wish to have their work included in the Memorial Day Weekend delivery should drop it off at Dingell’s Michigan offices between now and 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st, or call the Dearborn office at 313-278-2936 to arrange for pickup. Other delivery dates will be scheduled throughout the summer.


Dearborn Office

19855 West Outer Drive

Suite 103-E

Dearborn, MI 48124


Ypsilanti Office

301 West Michigan Avenue

Suite 400

Ypsilanti, MI 48197


The first “Sending Smiles to Vets” delivery occurred around the St. Patrick’s Day Holiday. The program will celebrate seasons and holidays throughout the year.