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GIAC, Inc. invites community members to get into the holiday spirit and support GIAC’s youth by participating in the Annual GIAC Holiday Giving Tree Program. New,
unwrapped toys are being accepted at the GIAC main office located at 301 W. Court St., Ithaca from now until December 16, 2022, from 9 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday.
Each year, the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC), ensures each youth After School Program participant receives a gift this holiday season who might not otherwise receive one. Participants range in ages from 4 – 13 years old.

To sign up to donate a toy, please visit

For more information or if you need assistance registering to donate a toy, please call
GIAC Program Coordinator, Brandon Blas at 607-272-3622 or email

Registration is easy online: once on the link, review the gift choices listed and sign-up with your name and email. Purchase the item and return it unwrapped with the tag # listed in the title of the item to GIAC by December 16, 2022.

GIAC is grateful for our 2022 Giving Tree toy drive partners, Alphabet Soup, The Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons, Ithaca Beer Company and Tompkins Connect. GIAC encourages toy donors to shop local in-person or online at or a vendor of your choosing. Toy donation bins are located at these partner sites.