The U.S. Marine Corps will celebrate the 15th year of its annual holiday train when the Marine Corps Reserves’ Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots Train delivers toys and coats to thousands of children in Upstate New York on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8.
At a press conference to launch this year’s holiday toy drive, Dunkin’ Donuts announced a donation of $30,000 to the Toys for Tots Foundation, bringing its five-year total to $140,000.
This year’s Toys for Tots collection drive will take place at more than 400 locations throughout the Capital Region, including more than 100 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, which will serve as drop-off points for guests wishing to donate new, unwrapped toys.
The Marine Corps Reserves’ Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots Train, presented by Canadian Pacific and Amtrak, will motor its way across 12 communities throughout New York State as the highlight of the Marines’ signature holiday toy drive.
The Marines will work with more than 200 community agencies to distribute toys this holiday season and will be equipped to serve 200,000 children – a 25 percent increase over its previous record.
The Marine Corps Reserves’ Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots Train, presented by Canadian Pacifi c and Amtrak, will commence its run on Dec. 7 in Binghamton and will make regional stops in Oneonta, Cobleskill and Delanson. The following day, the train will make its way from Albany to Rouses Point with regional stops in Mechanicville, Saratoga and Whitehall.