December 8, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Announces Launch of Holiday Toy, Coat and School Supply Drive to Benefit New Yorkers in Need

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Governor Hochul Announces Launch of Holiday Toy, Coat and School Supply Drive to Benefit New Yorkers in Need
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Statewide Drive Begins Dec. 9 

Shipped Packages to Be Accepted at Empire State Plaza

Toy Drive Flyer Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced New York's annual statewide holiday donation drive to benefit families in need across New York will begin on Dec. 9. Donations of new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies are being sought to assist community-based organizations during the holiday giving season. 

"Now more than ever, it's important for New Yorkers to look out for one another during the holiday season," Governor Hochul said. "From the pandemic to Hurricane Ida, our fellow New Yorkers have experienced so much hardship this year and that's why we must all come together to look out for the least fortunate among us. I encourage every New Yorker with the means to do so to make a donation to New York's Annual Toy and Coat Drive, putting smiles on the faces of children across the State and helping them to have a warm, happy holiday."

The Office of General Services has set up drop-off locations across the state for businesses and individuals to bring the new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies, which will be distributed to families in underserved communities throughout New York. COVID-19 protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of those dropping off donations including social distancing, and access to hand sanitizer.Masks are required. 

The drop-off locations are as follows: 

  • Alfred E. Smith Building, 80 South Swan Street, Albany
  • Empire State Plaza Main Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Agency Buildings 1,2,3,4 - Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Swan Street Building, Core 2 and Core 3, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Harriman Campus Buildings 5, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 12 Harriman Campus, 1220 Washington Avenue, 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

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474-8418
New York City: (212) 681-4640

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