The Toys for Toga holiday toy drive and fundraiser is back for its 11th consecutive year, and with the help of the public and three new fundraising partners, organizers hope to collect more than 3,000 toys and raise $8,000 for Saratoga County kids in need this holiday season.
Through Dec. 10th, the public can donate new, unwrapped toys at any of the more than 80 participating Saratoga County businesses. Participating businesses include local restaurants, bars, retail stores, hotels, and more, with a Toys for Toga toy collection bin.
Toys for Toga has three new partners this year: packaging producer Ball Corporation, charitable organization Brewnited and Franklin Square Market.
“Toys for Toga has become a truly collaborative community program and with all of our new partners this year, we are going make the holidays extra special for even more kids this year,” said Carmine DeCrescente III, Vice President of DeCrescente Distributing Company, a Toys for Toga partner since its inception. Darryl Leggieri, President of Discover Saratoga said, “DiscoverSaratoga takes great pride in being one of the founding members of Toys for Toga, and we look forward to participating in this wonderful cause each year. We’d like to thank all the local businesses for participating. Without your support this campaign wouldn’t be possible.” 100 percent of all toy and monetary donations will be split evenly between three beneficiary organizations. Those organizations are Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs, CAPTAIN Community Human Services in Clifton Park, and the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center.
In addition to dropping off a toy, there are additional ways ways to participate in Toys for Toga. For information contact Roberto Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://www.discoversaratoga.org/