Byrne Announces Holiday Food & Gift Drive

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is pleased to announce he is partnering with the United Way of Westchester and Putnam for his annual Holiday Food & Gift Drive this year. The drive will collect non-perishables as well as new and unwrapped gifts for pre-teens and teens in need.

“Everyone deserves a little holiday cheer. I hope our neighbors will join us in helping local families in need,” said Byrne. “This year, in addition to collecting non-perishables, we are focusing on pre-teens and teens who, unfortunately, are often not the primary focus of many other holiday gift drives. The collection will run until Monday, December 20 so please consider helping by giving what you can.”

Food donations can include:

  •       Non-perishable foods

Donations for pre-teens and teens can include:


  •       Makeup kits
  •       Straightening irons
  •       Curling irons
  •       Face masks
  •       Shaving/self-care kits
  •       Bath bombs
  •       Nail polish
  •       Perfume & cologne
  •       Slippers
  •       Candles
  •       Diffusers
  •       Blankets
  •       Sports posters
  •       Behind the door basketball hoops
  •       Skateboards
  •       Sports balls (basketballs, footballs, etc.)
  •       Anti-stress coloring books & pencils
  •       Anti-stress weighted stuffed animals
  •       Weighted blankets
  •       Jewelry
  •       Scrunchies
  •       Journals/notebooks
  •       Puzzles
  •       T-shirts
  •       Sweatshirts
  •       Joggers
  •       Wallets
  •       Watches
  •       LED string lights


Drop off locations include:

  •       JV Bagels of Brewster – 2505 Carmel Ave., Brewster, NY 10509
  •       Carmel Diner – 63 Gleneida Ave., Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
  •       Dunkin Donuts Somers Plaza – 325 Route 100, Somers Town Center, Somers, NY 10589
  •       JV Bagels of Jefferson Valley – 1 Lee Blvd., Jefferson Valley, NY 10535
  •       Southeast Town Hall – 1360 NY-22, Brewster, NY 10509
  •       Putnam Valley Town Hall – 265 Oscawana Lake Rd., Putnam Valley, NY 10579
  •       Mahopac Library – 668 US-6, Mahopac, NY 10541

Assemblyman Byrne represents NY’s 94th Assembly District, which includes portions of Putnam and Westchester counties. Byrne is the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Health, serves as chair of the Assembly Minority Program Committee.


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