New York Governor's OfficeALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — N.Y. 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