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

Government and Politics

December 1, 2022

From: New York Governor Kathy Hochul

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York's annual statewide holiday donation drive to benefit families in need across New York will begin on December 1, 2022. Donations of new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies are being sought to assist community-based organizations during the holiday giving season.

"This holiday season, I encourage all New Yorkers to come together to support families and children across the state who are in need," Governor Hochul said. "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."

The New York State 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.

The drop-off locations will collect donations from December 1 through December 16. 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