Young Professionals Announce Toy Drive Drop-Off Locations

Hudson Valley Young Professionals hosting gift drive through December 16

For the seventh year, the Hudson Valley Young Professionals, a committee of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a holiday toy drive with donations this year benefiting the children and teens receiving services through House of Hope and Mental Health America. 

Through December 16, the Young Professionals will be collecting new, unwrapped gifts throughout the region to be delivered to children in need of holiday cheer.  This holiday season, there is an increased need for presents for teens and items such as books, DVDs, cosmetics, headphones, fragrance sets, sports equipment, etc. 

Donations can be dropped off at select Foam and Wash Car Wash locations throughout the area. New this year, anyone who donates a toy at the Foam and Wash locations will receive a free RainEx Complete car wash (limit one per customer).

Other locations to drop off toys include the Chamber’s Poughkeepsie Office, at the HVYPs Wine & Food Pairing at Vino Vin in Wappingers Falls, at the Chamber’s Business After Hours at River Station in Poughkeepsie, and at the Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, December 16 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.  For complete information,

Foam and Wash Car Wash generously sponsors this toy drive.  Guardian Self-Storage has once again donated the boxes to be used for gift collection.

The Hudson Valley Young Professionals provides opportunities to learn, lead, grow personally and professionally, network effectively and give back to the community.  Through educational forums, training sessions, social networking events, and community involvement, the group gives members the tools to develop business skills in a professional environment.  The Chamber believes that the more informed, involved and networked young professionals are, the more likely they will stay in the region, and the more influence they can have on what the region becomes.  For more information, visit 

Toy Collection Locations:

Foam & Wash Locations

·      1520 Route 9, Wappingers Falls

·      1942 Route 9, Poughkeepsie

·      778 Route 9, Fishkill

·      20 Merritt Blvd., Fishkill

·      15 North Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400, Poughkeepsie

Hudson Valley Young Professionals Wine & Food Pairing

Tuesday, December 8, 5-7 p.m.

Vino Vin, 2656 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls

Chamber Business After Hours at River Station

5-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 9

1 Water Street, Poughkeepsie

Chamber Contact Breakfast

Wednesday, December 17, 7:30-9 a.m.

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel