Last year, News Neediest reached 8,100 children and 17,700 homes across the region. This year’s News Neediest arrives during a time of great uncertainty for many Western New Yorkers. Help support even more families during the holidays, and beyond, by making a monetary donation to the 2020 News Neediest Fund. As part of the Western New York Holiday Partnership, every dollar you donate directly benefits a child or family in need through FeedMore WNY.
Your donation makes the difference! Help ensure every Western New York family experiences the joy of the holiday season.
Donate here today or send a check to the News Neediest Fund c/o The Buffalo News PO Box 2667, Buffalo, New York 14240-2667.
Click here for complete details on the 2020 News Neediest Fund
2020 Unwrapped Toy Donations: Due to Covid-19, 2020 toy drop-off guidelines have changed. See an updated list of drop off locations below, but please be sure to call each site prior to visiting for specific Covid-19 protocols. Face masks are required at all drop off locations. Please purchase gifts for children ages 8-12.
The Buffalo News: Please call 716-849-5522 to schedule a curbside drop off time
Wegmans (all locations in Erie and Niagara counties): Drop off during regular business hours
Shea’s Performing Arts Center box office: Mon-Fri. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toy’s For Tots” locations: Find locations and drop off times here
Excuria Salon & Spa: Drop off during regular business hours
Jim Murphy Buick/GMC: Drop off during regular business hours
Valu Home Centers (all locations): Drop off during regular business hours.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights: Drop off at gate entrance Mon-Fri. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. from Dec. 1 – 31. Closed Dec. 24 and 25
Hunt Real Estate Corp. (all Western New York locations): Please call location to coordinate a drop off time