Dunkin’ District Manager Renee Petroni sorts toys during a packing party at the Marine Secure Warehouse in Clifton Park, NY.

Convoy of Hope will hit the road to deliver holiday cheer to thousands of children across upstate New York on Sunday, December 1

Clifton Park, NY; – Dunkin’ today hosted a packing party for U.S. Marine Corps Reserve volunteers just days before the Convoy of Hope, a component of the Capital Region Toys for Tots campaign, hits the roadway for its run to deliver holiday toys to children and families in need across upstate New York on Sunday, December 1.

Dunkin’ franchisees supported the volunteers today with complimentary coffee, baked goods and the new Beyond Sausage® Sandwiches while helping to sort thousands of toys and loading the gifts onto vehicles ahead of the annual holiday convoy this weekend.

Since 2009, the annual Capital Region Toys for Tots holiday campaign has been bolstered by the support of Dunkin’, which has donated $320,000 to the program over the past 11 years.

“Dunkin’ is thrilled to bring the spirit of the holidays to children in need by supporting the efforts of the Marines who spearhead the Toys for Tots campaign. We commend the Marines, local law enforcement and all others involved for their dedication to this important holiday tradition,” said Eric Stensland, integrated marketing manager for Dunkin’. “We are happy to be a part of this extraordinary effort that has such a vital impact on families in our community.”

The Convoy of Hope, powered by Northern New York Sheriff’s Coalition and Upstate Transit of Saratoga, will traverse the state to deliver toys and winter coats to children in need across upstate New York. The Convoy, launched in 2018 and comprised of multiple tractor trailers carrying thousands of toys, will begin in Champlain and travel south to deliver toys and coats in Keeseville, Lewis and Ticonderoga before concluding in Fort Edward.

Dozens of volunteers will be transported alongside the trucks on passenger buses, courtesy of Upstate Transit of Saratoga. Thousands of toys will be delivered at each stop to local non-profit organizations for distribution to those who qualify in their communities.

The Convoy of Hope is coordinated and supported by County law enforcement officials from the Counties served through its journey, including the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Essex County Sheriff’s Office and Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The official 2019 Convoy of Hope distribution schedule is as follows (all times are approximate):

Sunday, December 1: Convoy of Hope, powered by Northern New York Sheriff’s Coalition and Upstate Transit of Saratoga

10:30-11:05 a.m.           Northeastern Clinton Central School District, 103 NY-276, Champlain

11:52 a.m.-12:27 p.m.   Ausable Valley Middle/High School, 1460 NY-9N, Keeseville

12:54-1:39 p.m.             Essex County Sheriff’s Office, 702 Stowersville Road, Lewis

2:30-3:04 p.m.              Parking Lot, 1092 Wicker St., Ticonderoga

4:07-4:42 p.m.              Washington County Complex, 383 Broadway, Fort Edward

Capital Region Toys for Tots receives additional support from a number of companies and organizations throughout the greater Capital Region, including Alpin Haus, Auto Solutions, DeNooyer Chevrolet, iHeart Media, Robert’s Towing & Recovery, SEFCU, Seymour’s Motorized Sports, Sondra’s Fine Jewelry and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

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.

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About Dunkin’

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 13 years running. The company has more than 12,900 restaurants in 42 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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