Westchester County urgently needs your help bringing holiday cheer to some of the County's children most in need this holiday season.

Our annual Holiday Gift Drive -- which provides gifts to nearly 1,000 kids in foster care, homeless shelters, and protective and preventive services -- is being extended until next Monday, Dec. 19 because we have so many kids who still need your help this year.

Although we've collected more than 100 toys and filled more than 100 specific wish lists since Nov.17, we still have hundreds of children in need, more than 60 specific wish lists still unfulfilled, and donations to our holiday fund are a fraction of those we've received in previous years.

These young people can really use a dose of happiness and deserve the same joy that every kid deserves at the holidays. Please help us make that a reality.

Now through Monday, December 19 you can make a monetary donation to the Westchester Child Welfare Holiday Fund. You can make a check, made payable to the Fund, to Barbara Sabater, 112 East Post Road, Room 637, White Plains, New York 10601. Donations can also be made electronically by Zelle to the Zelle ID email .

Drop boxes for new, unwrapped toys and other gifts will also remain at the Westchester County Michaelian Office Building lobby, the lobby of the Department of Social Services central offices at 112 East Post Road in White Plains, as well as in the Department of Social Services District Offices in White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon and Peekskill (see list of addresses below).

Please help us make sure these wonderful children don't go without a happy holiday memory this season.

If you have any questions about donations or to help with a wish list contact Barbara Sabater at or call (914) 995-1937.

Drop Off Locations:

Westchester County
Michaelian Office Building
148 Martine Avenue, White Plains

Dept. of Social Services
Central Office
112 East Post Road, White Plains

Mt. Vernon District Office
100 East First St.. Mt. Vernon

Peekskill District Office
750 Washington St., Peekskill

White Plains District Office
85 Court St., White Plains

Yonkers District Office
131 Warburton Ave., Yonkers