The state is holding a holiday drive to help families in need across New York.

Donations of new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies are being sought to assist community-based organizations during the holiday season.

"Helping those in need is a long-standing tradition in New York, and this holiday season is no different," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "We want to help ensure the holidays are a joyous time for everyone so I encourage all New Yorkers to open their hearts and donate an unwrapped coat or toy or school supplies to assist those who are less fortunate."

The Office of General Services has set up locations across the state for businesses and individuals to drop off the items, which will be distributed to families in underserved communities throughout New York.

The drop-off locations, which include the State Office Building on Genesee Street in Utica, will be collecting donations from Monday, November 25th through Friday, December 13th.

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