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Drop-off Locations Across State for New Yorkers to Donate Toys and Help Bring Holiday Cheer to Children in Sandy-Affected Areas

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an on-going statewide holiday giving drive to benefit families hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

The Office of General Services (OGS) has set up drop-off locations across the state for businesses and individuals to bring the toys which will be distributed to children in communities affected by the storm. The Governor will visit affected areas to deliver toys and other donated supplies.

"In times of hardship, New Yorkers have always come together to support their neighbors and lend a hand to those in need," Governor Cuomo said. "By donating a toy, all New Yorkers have a chance to bring some much-needed holiday cheer to a child in a community that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy."

Several toy producers and companies have agreed to join the Toy Drive. Toys R Us is providing $5,000 worth of gift cards to purchase toys, and Carnegie Hall has agreed to donate 200 musical toys. The Toy Drive began last week.

The drop-off locations are as follows:

Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan Street, Albany NY
New York State Capitol
Washington Avenue, Albany NY
Empire State Plaza Main Concourse
Empire State Plaza, Albany NY
Harriman Campus Building 8
Harriman Campus, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany 12226
Harriman Campus Building 12
Harriman Campus, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany 12226
Senator Hughes State Office Building
333 E. Washington Street, Syracuse NY 13202
Dulles State Office Building
317 Washington Street, Watertown NY 13601
Perry B. Duryea State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
163 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027
Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building
55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY 11217
328 State Street
328 State Street, Schenectady NY 12305
NYS Lottery Office
One Broadway Center, Schenectady NY 12305
NYS Dept of Transportation
50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
NYS Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233
Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building
4 Burnett Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603