Wednesday, February 1, 2023

New York launches a drive to donate toys and other items to low-income families: Here’s how to help

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  • Governor Cathy Hochul announced Thursday that New York State’s annual holiday campaign benefiting needy families will begin on December 1 and run through December 16.
  • The state is seeking donations of newly opened toys, coats and school supplies to help community organizations during the Christmas season.
  • The New York State Office of General Services has set up drop-off locations for businesses and individuals throughout the state to bring newly opened toys, coats and school supplies to be delivered to families in under-served communities in New York. Will go

NEW YORK – Governor Cathy Hochul announced Thursday that New York State’s annual holiday campaign benefiting needy families will begin on December 1 and run through December 16. The state is seeking donations of newly opened toys, coats and school supplies to help community organizations during the Christmas season.

“This holiday season, I encourage all New Yorkers to come together to help families and children in need across the state,” said Governor Hochul. “New York’s annual Toy & Coat Drive is a wonderful opportunity to bring some much-needed joy and hope to our communities, and everyone with the means to do so can spread a little holiday joy by donating.”

The New York State Office of General Services has set up drop-off locations for businesses and individuals throughout the state to bring newly opened toys, coats and school supplies to be delivered to families in under-served communities in New York. Will go

Drop-off locations will collect donations from December 1-16. The sites are as follows:

  • building Alfred E. Smith, 80 South Swan Street, Albany
  • Empire State Plaza Main Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Agency Building 1,2,3,4 – Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Swan Street Building, Core 2 & Core 3, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Harriman Campus Buildings 5, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 12 Harriman Campus, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany
  • Ten Eyck Building, 40 North Pearl Street, Albany
  • 50 Wolf Road, Albany
  • 625 Broadway, Albany
  • Hampton Plaza, 38-40 State Street, Albany
  • 44 Holland Avenue, Albany
  • 328 State Street, Schenectady
  • Senator John J. Hughes State Office Building, 333 E. Washington Street, Syracuse
  • Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown
  • Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street, Utica
  • Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building, 4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie
  • Henderson-Smith State Office Building, 107 Broadway, Hornell
  • Binghamton State Office Building, 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton
  • NYS State Police, 1155 Scottsville Road, Rochester
  • Homer Folks Facility, 28 Hill Street, Oneonta
  • Electric Tower, 535 Washington Street, Buffalo
  • Perry b. Duryea State Office Building, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge
  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, New York City
  • Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building, 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn

Packages ordered online can be shipped to the following location:

Empire State Plaza
P1 South Dock J
Albany, New York 12242
NYS Holiday Drive

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