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Holiday Resources For Ulster County

Ulster County Marine Corps Toys for Tots
What They Offer:
A toy for each child.  
Required Documentation: Birth certificate for all kids, any proof of any government assistance, ID, and Proof of Ulster County Residency.
How to Register: Online application at.
Contact Person:
Deadline to Register: December 8th.
Distribution Information: Distribution will be on December 19th from 9 am-3 pm at the Best Western Hotel in Kingston located at 503 Washington Avenue.

The Table at Woodstock
What They Offer: Donating Christmas gifts to children in Onteora School District.    
Required Documentation: None.
How to Register: Email: or call: 845-332-8779.
Contact Person: Emily.
Deadline to Register: November 10th.
Distribution Information: They will arrange pick-up dates and times with the families directly.

People’s Place
What They Offer: They provide a turkey and all the “fixings” for a Thanksgiving feast to households. They provide gifts and winter weather clothing for children between the ages of newborn to 16 years old.
Required Documentations: ID for each family member is required.
How to Register: Families must go to People’s Place in person to apply for resources.
Address: 17 St. James St. in Kingston.
Hours: M-F 10 am-1 pm, and Wednesday evening 5-7 pm.
Phone number: 338-4030
Contact Person: Any associate.
Deadline to Register: November 13th.
Distribution Information: Families must pick up their items.

Ulster County Community Action
What They Offer:
Thanksgiving food baskets for families (Turkey and all the fixings). 
For Christmas, they offer toys for children from newborn to 13 years old and possibly food depending on the supply.
Required Documentation: No income guidelines required. They do require proof of age (birth certificates or health insurance cards) for toys for Christmas.
How to Register: Families need to go to Ulster County Community Action at either their Kingston or Ellenville location and apply in person.

Kingston Location

Ellenville Location

70 Lindsley Ave. Kingston, NY

2 Clinton Ave.  Ellenville, NY

Phone: (845)338-8750 Ext 110. Ask to speak Contact Person: Jan

Phone: (845)338-8750 Ext 300.

Contact Person: Shannon.

Hours: M-F 8 am-3:30 pm

Hours: M-F 8 am-3:30 pm

Deadline to Register: Sign-ups have started and will end once their list is at capacity
Distribution Information: Families will need to pick up their items.

Woodstock Fire Department
What They Offer: The Program will assist families with purchasing gifts for all the children in the home, as well as provide food baskets and a Hannaford gift card to ensure all bellies are full during winter break. Woodstock and West Hurley residents are the first priority.
Required Documentation: None.
How to Register: Please contact Jessica Rose by phone at 845-594-6616
Contact Person: Jessica Rose
Deadline to Register: December 4th.
Distribution Information: Families will need to pick up their items.

Town of Woodstock
What They Offer:
They offer food baskets prior to Christmas (after Thanksgiving, but before Christmas) and they will deliver them to the families in the town of Woodstock.
Required Documentations: Families must live in the town of Woodstock.
How to Register: Email:  or by phone: 845-679-2113 x302
Contact Person: Michele Sehwerert
Deadline to Register: TBD.
Distribution Information: The Town of Woodstock will contact the family to arrange a drop-off date and time. 

Christmas Wishes
What They Offer: Christmas gifts.
Required Documentation: None. Will only allow one application per address. 
How to Register: Online at Please note in the application that you’re from Onteora School District.
Contact Person: They will contact you via email. It’s important that you continuously check your email. Their email is: 
Deadline to Register: November 15.
Distribution Information: Information will be sent via email.  

Family of Woodstock
What They Offer: Dinner for families on Thanksgiving. This year it will be a “hybrid” dinner, as people may take out the food, or may have dinner at the community center in Woodstock at 56 Rock City Rd in Woodstock. Seating is limited. They will also be offering gifts for children from newborn to 18 years old.  
Required Documentation: None.
How to Register: Sign-ups for Thanksgiving will begin November 1st and sign-ups for Christmas will begin December 1st, by calling the Family of Woodstock Hotline at 845-679-2485.
Contact Person: Family of Woodstock.
Deadline to Register: November 12 for Thanksgiving and December 11 for gifts.
Distribution Information: They will contact the family for arrangements.


Please remember to check with your local Food Pantries and Churches within your community for further assistance.

A list of Food Pantries throughout Ulster County:


*If further assistance is needed,

Please contact Rosalie Mernin at 845-688-5580 x2137.