Cuomo Administration Cabinet Members and Staff to Distribute Toys, Coats and School Supplies Statewide as Part of Annual Holiday Drive- ‘Film Good/Do Good’ Volunteers Pitch in


Governor Cuomo Announces Over 5,600 Toys, Coats and School Supplies Distributed Across The State This Holiday Season

Toys, Coats and School Supplies Collected by Film Good/Do Good Volunteers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the results of the holiday toy, coat and school supply distributions that took place across the state. Members of the Governor’s administration participated in volunteer events held at 15 organizations statewide, distributing over 5,600 toys, coats and school supplies to communities in need. Volunteers from the Producers Guild of America participated in collecting and sorting donations through the Film Good/Do Good program for the fourth year in a row.

“New Yorkers believe in the spirit of helping those who need it most, and I was proud to continue this fantastic tradition distributing toys, coats and school supplies to children across New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “I am thankful to those who donated and participated in this year’s incredible events – with their help we were able to bring a little extra light and joy to many families this holiday season.”

A number of state agencies and organizations collected new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies that were provided by businesses and individuals and brought to drop-off locations across the state. Donations were also collected by organizations at holiday gatherings ahead of the distribution events. The Office of General Services and Department of Transportation, with support from other agencies, delivered over 5,600 items to distribution locations across New York.

A number of New York-based TV Series and Producers Guild of America members placed drop-off boxes on soundstages to collect donations, including:

  • Almost Family
  • Dickinson
  • FBI: Most Wanted
  • The Gilded Age
  • God Friended Me
  • High Maintenance
  • Iguana
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Love Life
  • Manifest
  • Power Book II: Ghost
  • Sesame Street
  • Tommy

Volunteers from the China General Chamber of Commerce also participated in collecting and sorting donations for the Governor’s holiday drive – the second year in a row that the CGCC has participated.

The total number of toys, coats and school supplies distributed in each region include:

 

Region
Toys, Coats and School Supplies
Capital Region
591
Central New York
586
Finger Lakes
344
Mid-Hudson Valley
307
Mohawk Valley
276
NYC and Long Island
2,320
North Country
527
Southern Tier
264
Western New York
419
TOTAL
5,634

Film Good/Do Good is the first and only state government-organized community giveback program in the nation that is tailored specifically to the film and television industry. This partnership between the Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development, the New York State Commission on National and Community Service and New York Cares encourages opportunities for film and television productions to offer hands-on volunteer service to nonprofit organizations in communities in which they film, and amplifies the benefit productions bring to New York State beyond the economic footprint.

Cuomo Administration Cabinet Members and Staff to Distribute Toys, Coats and School Supplies Statewide as Part of Annual Holiday Drive

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced members of his administration will distribute toys, coats and school supplies statewide to give back and help others as New Yorkers celebrate the holidays.

Thruway Authority Executive Director Matt Driscoll Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at the Spanish Action League

Today December 23rd, Cuomo administration officials and staff are participating in the following activities sites ate times are listed below. 

 

9:30 AM Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Sheila Poole Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at United Way of the Greater Capital Region

1 United Way
Albany, NY 12205

 

10:00 AM Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at the Fellowship Center

1852 Grand Ave
Baldwin, NY 11510

 

10:45 AM Office of Addiction Services and Supports Commissioner Arlene Gonzalez Sanchez Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at the Harvest Room

90-40 160th St
Jamaica, NY 11432

 

11:00 AM Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs Lisa Santeramo Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at Axis Church

2839 NY-112
Medford, NY11763

 

11:00 AM Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Mark Schroeder Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building

3001 9th St
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

 

11:00 AM Empire State Development Board of Directors Chair Howard Zemsky Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at the Belle Center

104 Maryland Street
Buffalo NY 14201

 

11:30 AM Division of Criminal Justice Service Commissioner Michael Green Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at the Baber AME Church

550 Meigs Street
Rochester, NY 14607

 

11:30 AM Division of Human Rights Commissioner Angela Fernandez Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at Restoration Plaza

1360 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216

 

11:30 AM Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at the Boro Park Jewish Community Council

1310 46th St
Brooklyn, NY 11219

 

11:45 AM Higher Education Services Corporation President Dr. Guillermo Linares Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at Mount Neboh Baptist Church

1883 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10026

 

11:45 AM Department of Taxation and Finance Commissioner Michael Schmidt Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at the Kiley Youth Center

709 Main St
Peekskill, NY 10566

 

12:00 PM New York State Justice Center Director Denise Miranda Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at the Urban Health Plan Community Center

1065 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10459

 

1:10 PM Thruway Authority Executive Director Matt Driscoll Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at the Spanish Action League

700 Oswego St
Syracuse, NY 13204

 

1:30 PM Special Advisor for Policy and Community Affairs of New York State Homes and Community Renewal Ruth Hassel Thompson Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies at Mama Tingo Childcare Center

2346 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10033

 

6:00 PM Staten Island Regional Representative Thomas Scarangello Distributes Toys, Coats and School Supplies and Participates in Menorah Lighting at Borough Hall

10 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301