Costa Continues Holiday Tradition, Collecting Cards for Servicemembers and Veterans

Dec 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) launched his annual holiday card drive for San Joaquin Valley servicemembers and veterans. In what is now a yearly tradition, Congressman Costa collects holiday cards at his Fresno and Merced district offices to be delivered to servicemembers and veterans receiving care at the VA Medical Center in Fresno. In addition to inviting residents of California’s 16th Congressional District to mail or drop cards off at his district offices, Rep. Costa also partners with local elementary schools in Fresno, Merced, and Madera counties, collecting handmade cards from Valley students for these Valley heroes.

“Our servicemembers, veterans, and their families sacrifice so much to protect our freedom, and it is important that we let them know that we value them and everything they do,” said Costa. “That’s why I hold the holiday card drive every year, to encourage people across our district to join in showing their gratitude, and to make sure veterans and servicemembers in our Valley know just how thankful and appreciative we are for them.”

Cards can be dropped off or mailed to Congressman Costa’s district offices through December 21st. All cards should be signed with a few lines of appreciation and placed in unsealed, unaddressed envelopes. Please refrain from purchasing or making cards that include glitter. Cards cannot contain pictures or illustrations of guns, blood, war scenes, or death. If mailing cards, please place cards in a separate envelope and send to Rep. Costa’s Fresno office at:

Congressman Jim Costa

“Holiday Cards for Veterans”

855 M Street, Suite 940

Fresno, CA 93721


For more information, please contact Rep. Costa’s office at 559-495-1620 or 209-384-1620.