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Toy Drive

Toy Drive

Donate new toys to local children in need!


A drive to collect new toys for local children who need them the most. This is a joint project between United Way, The Salvation Army and many community partners (including the Old Newsboys and local Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" program).

Upstate's drive is sponsored by the College of Health Professions & Team Upstate


November 11 through December 6

The last day to drop off any items is December 6 (by close of business) 

Collection Box Locations

  • University Hospital, 5A
  • Jacobsen Hall main lobby
  • 788 Irving Ave Silverman Hall main lobby
  • Weiskotten Hall main lobby
  • Academic Building – 1st and 2nd floor lobbies
  • Upstate Cancer Center – 1st floor Lobby
  • Community Campus – 1st floor lobby
  • 650 S. Salina Street (Upstate Child Care Center)
  • 250 Harrison Street, 4th floor (Marketing)
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • 447 S. Salina Street (Galleries), Financial Services,
  • 4th floor breakroom
  • 447 S. Salina Street (Galleries) IMT, 5th Floor Copy Room
  • 550 East Genesee Street (EM-STAT), Rm 200E
  • 251 Salina Meadows (MedBest), Suite 100
  • PM & R Bone & Joint, 6620 Fly Road, Suite 201
  • UHCC 2nd Floor, admin hallway
  • Community Campus – POB North, Family Medicine, Suite 3M
  • PM & R - Western Lights Plaza 

Monetary donations may be sent to Linda Curry, College of Health Professions, Academic Building Rm 2221. Please make checks payable to "Salvation Army", and note "Christmas Bureau".


Toy Wish List

Popular Toys

Sesame Street Love to Hug Elmo
Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Song Puppet
Kindi Kids Dolls
Pictionary Air
Hatchimals Wow
LEGO Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery
L.O.L Surprise! Dolls
Don’t Step In It Game (Unicorn Edition)
PAW Patrol Super Mighty Pups Transforming Jet Command Center
Spider-Man Talking Action Figure

For more information, contact Linda Curry curryl@upstate.edu or 315-464-6903 

Christmas Bureau 

Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau - December 18

Each year, right before Christmas, The Salvation Army joins forces with hundreds of community groups and thousands of volunteers to make magic happen for low-income families at the Christmas Bureau Distribution Day on December 18. The Christmas Bureau will be held at the OnCenter. There is also a need for volunteers to help setup (December 16 & 17) and drop-off day (December 13). To volunteer, please complete this survey: https://bit.ly/2pXM4hb due to space restrictions the Salvation Army cannot accept any last-minute volunteer requests. Spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Please contact Becca Pesci (pescir@upstate.edu or x4-4836).