Kids across the state and here in Utica were treated to an early Christmas present today from state employees.
Members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration handed out toys that were collected at state office buildings throughout New York over the past four weeks.
RoAnn Destito, the commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services made the delivery to the Thea Bowman House in Utica today.
The Thea Bowman House is a non-profit based in Utica that helps local families in need throughout the year.
"Governor Cuomo has done this since he became Governor way back when, and he wants to make sure every child's Christmas here in New York State is filled with the joy,” Destito said.
She says it’s rewarding and she’s “blessed to be able to do this.”
In addition to toys, school supplies, coats and other winter clothing items were collected at sites throughout the state.
- State employees hand out Christmas gifts to kids in need
- Gram Lorraine Christmas gift program helps local kids for 29th year
- White Christmas?
- Holiday warning: Gift card hacking
- Students get hands-on training at State Preparedness Training Center
- More than 250 Easter gift bags collected for kids at Thea Bowman House
- Stuff the Bus Hand off
- Christmas caroling cop
- Wildfire survivors celebrate Christmas
- Emergency funds: Keeping cash on hand