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Where to Help!

Here's a list of people and places in the area who are collecting items for Sandy relief.

Have items or time to donate for Sandy relief efforts?

Here is a list of people and organizations that are collecting items for people recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Anyone who knows of an event or collection drive that’s missing from the list can add it to the comments section below or email them to Rasheed.Oluwa@patch.com

  • People can drop off dry goods, like cereal and crackers; canned goods, and bottled water for Sandy relief at the Cortlandt Town Hall, located at  1 Heady St. Cortlandt Manor, and the Cortlandt Community Center, located off Westbrook Drive, from from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • The Tarrytown Fire Department will be collecting any and all items for donation to go to Long Island to go to families and their fire department, police department and EMS personnel. Donations can be dropped off Monday at Main Street firehouse from 7p.m.-10p.m., Washington Engine firehouse located on 119 from 6 p.m.-8p.m., and on Tuesday at Consolidated Engine located on Sheldon Ave. from 5p.m-9p.m.
  • The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce is collecting men's, women's, children's and baby's clothing; shoes; accessories; jewelry; and bags for its fall clothing swap on Nov.8. Anything leftover from the event will given to K104's 'Sandy Kids,' which is collecting relief items for people affected by this week's storm. Items must be dropped of at the Chamber Office, located at 1 S. Division St. in Peekskill, by Monday, Nov. 5. Call the Chamber at (914)737-3600 for hours.
  • Sky View Rehab and Health Care Center, located at 1280 Albany Post Road in Croton-on-Hudson is also collecting items for 'Sandy's Kids.' Donations will be collected through Monday, Nov. 5, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Items can be dropped off at the reception desk. Call  (914) 271-5151 for more information.
  • Gymboree Play and Music, located at 3631 Hill Blvd. in Yorktown Heights, is collecting clothes, diapers, baby food and wipes for those who lost their homes in Breezy Point, Queens. Call (914)962-5930 for more information.
  • Peekskill resident Kristin DeMarco and a group of friends are collecting supplies today and the morning of Monday, Nov. 5, for residents of the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The group recently completed a run to Rockaway, Queens and they plan to drive down to Brooklyn Monday afternoon. Items can be dropped off at 624 Ridge Street in Peekskill. DeMarco can be reached at 914-772-2661 and you can check her Facebook page here for updates.   
  • Jewish Teen Leadership is holding a collecting drive at the UJA-Federation of New York in Westchester office located at 701 Westchester Avenue in White Plains from Monday, Nov. 5 to Friday, Nov. 9. Collections will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items being collected include warm clothing, hats, gloves, new socks, blankets, and toiletries. Call (914)328-8788 for information.
  • The UJA-Federation of New York in Northern Westchester, located at  27 Radio Circle Dr. in Mt. Kisco, from Monday, Nov. 5 to Wednesday, Nov. 7. Collections will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Maggie Spillane's Ale House, located at 571 Gramatan Avenue in  Mt. Vernon, is collecting donations of jackets, blankets, water, batteries, flashlights, baby diapers, wipes and any other needs. Items must be dropped off by 5 p.m. Call (914)699-8900 for more information.
Wendy Kelly November 04, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Thanks Rasheed for posting have 8 bags of leftover Halloween Candy thought would be a good place to drop off. Do you know of any place I can drop off Sunday local to Peekskill want to save my gas. Wonder if Library is taking donations have a DVD to return.
Beach Girl November 04, 2012 at 04:04 PM
thanks for the info i have tons of blankets and kid clothing
Rasheed Oluwa (Editor) November 04, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Hello Wendy. You can try Kristin DeMarco, who's on the list, and drop your stuff off to her. The library isn't collecting items at this time.
Nicole porter November 04, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Extended: Pass it on: To help in the hurricane Sandy relief efforts, Rescuestuff Inc. 962 Washington Street Peekskill, NY Will be collecting Monday 10-3 Tuesday 10-3 We are asking our friends and partners to donate the following items: Clothes/socks/jackets, Diapers and formula, water, non perishable food items, blankets, garbage bags, rubber gloves, personal hygiene items, pet needs, batteries, paper products We hope you will help do your part to help others who have lost so much Thank you!
Krista Madsen (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Here's a lot of local opportunities listed here as well: http://www.volunteer-center.org/sandy
Krista Madsen (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Blood supply is critically low at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow due to all the blood drive cancellations in the wake of the storm. Please call 914-366-3916 to schedule an appointment to donate; All blood types are needed.
Lisa Buchman (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Another blood drive in Northern Westchester, at P-ville High School: Urgent need. Blood drive. Today 9-9 Pville HS. Sign up 914-747-2408
Melissa Fiorello November 15, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Does anyone know of other organizations that are still collecting / delivering items? Id like to organize a drive at my job, but need a place to drop everything or have it picked up. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Melissa Fiorello November 15, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Sorry, I should have mentioned that we are in Brewster!
Lisa Buchman (Editor) November 15, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Hi Melissa, here are some options that aren't too far from you, in Katonah, Lewisboro and nearby: http://patch.com/A-z6tY
Melissa Fiorello November 15, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Thank you Lisa! :)

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