This year’s News Neediest arrives once again during a period of great uncertainty for many Western New Yorkers. Help us support them during the holidays, and beyond, by making a monetary donation to the 2022 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.


Every dollar you donate directly benefits a child or family in need through FeedMore WNY

Drop off toys

Gifts are needed for children of all ages, but especially for those 8–12

Or send a check to the News Neediest Fund, c/o The Buffalo News PO Box 2667, Buffalo, New York 14240-2667
Please make checks payable to The Buffalo Evening News Neediest Charity Fund

Every dollar makes a difference

Thanks to your support of the 2021 News Neediest fund, The Buffalo News was able to give $200,000 to FeedMore WNY, making it another successful year of spreading hope. Your support helped provide nearly 93,000 meals to households across Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties and allowed us to deliver 8,322 toys to children in need during the holiday season.

2022 unwrapped toy donations

New unwrapped toys can be donated at the below locations by Dec. 9. This will ensure toys are sorted and distributed to children in need in time for Christmas. Please check business hours of the toy drop locations before you arrive.

Larkin Exchange Building lobby
726 Exchange St. Buffalo 14210
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Canisius College
Koessler Athletic Center
1829 Main St. Buffalo 14208
During scheduled basketball games

Excuria Salon & Spa
5725 Main St. Williamsville 14221

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights (gate entrance)

5600 McKinley Pkwy, Hamburg 14075

Fisher-Price Toy Store

636 Girard Ave., East Aurora14052

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HUNT Real Estate Corp. – WNY locations

Jim Murphy Buick/GMC

3000 Walden Ave, Depew 14043

Orville’s Home Appliances – four WNY locations

Shea’s Performing Arts Center (box office)

650 Main St. Buffalo

Valu Home CentersWNY locations

WegmansWNY locations

All types of new gifts are needed, especially for kids ages 8–12.

Arts and crafts kits
Athletic sports goods equipment
Board games
iTunes gift cards
Cosmetics, nail polish, manicure sets
Gift certificates
Handheld electronic games
Hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons
Legos (advanced)
Jewelry and hair accessories
Remote control cars
Pro sports merchandise
Skateboards, scooters
Mario and Xbox games
Magna tiles

About News Neediest

The Buffalo News started the News Neediest Fund in 1981 in response to the great need we witnessed in our community. Since then, our region has grown in so many ways, but the tradition of News Neediest continues on. Thanks to the generosity of Western New Yorkers near and far, we’re able to support families in need with holiday gifts and meals year after year.

If your family or a family you know could use support this season from the 2022 News Neediest Fund, please call 888-696-9211 for more information.

The WNY Holiday Partnership coordinates the delivery of toys based on need.

Meals purchased with News Neediest Funds are distributed through FeedMore WNY each year.

Thank you to our sponsors