By Benjamin C. Klein
ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York’s annual statewide holiday donation drive kicked off today with donation locations across the state. Specifically, donations of new and unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies are being asked for.
“This holiday season, I encourage all New Yorkers to come together to support families and children across the state who are in need,” Governor Kathy Hochul said in a prepared statement.
Donations will be used to assist community-based organizations during the holiday giving season and distributed to families in underserved communities throughout New York.
“New York’s Annual Toy and Coat Drive is a great opportunity to bring some much-needed joy and hope to our communities, and everyone with the means to do so can spread some holiday cheer by donating,” Hochul said in a prepared statement.
The following is a list of drop-off locations for the entire state:
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
Henderson-Smith State Office Building, 107 Broadway, Hornell
Binghamton State Office Building, 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton
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
Electric Tower, 535 Washington Street, Buffalo
N.Y.S. State Police, 1155 Scottsville Road, Rochester
Homer Folks Facility, 28 Hill Street, Oneonta
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