Dunkin’ Donuts’ donation of $30,000 brings eight-year total in support of Toys for Tots to $230,000
IntegraOptics to return as regional headquarters for Toys for Tots campaign
Albany, NY; October 14, 2016 – The Toys for Tots Foundation today announced the Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots Train, powered by Amtrak, will deliver holiday cheer to children across New York on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4. The initiative is anchored by Dunkin’ Donuts contribution of $30,000 to the Toys for Tots program, bringing its eight-year total in support of the holiday collection campaign to $230,000.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ contribution includes funding toward the purchase of new winter coats to keep children warm this season.
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.
Friday’s announcement was made at the Albany headquarters of IntegraOptics, which will serve as the home of the Capital Region Toys for Tots program for the fourth consecutive year.
“We’re fortunate to have a dedicated community partner in Dunkin’ Donuts and are grateful for the support its franchisees have provided to keep our holiday initiative running for the eighth year in a row,” said Marine Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) Albert Roman, local coordinator of the Albany Toys for Tots campaign. “We’d also like to thank Norfolk Southern and Amtrak for helping us deliver tens of thousands of toys to communities in upstate New York. Their generosity, along with that of Dunkin’ Donuts, IntegraOptics and numerous other local companies and organizations, will bring new toys to thousands of children in New York this winter.”
“Dunkin’ Donuts is proud to support the efforts of the Marines who spearhead the Toys for Tots campaign,” said Eric Stensland, field marketing manager for Dunkin’ Donuts. “We are thrilled to be part of this extraordinary effort and work alongside the hundreds of volunteers and many partner organizations who have joined us in support of such an important program to our community.”
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.
The Toys for Tots Foundation receives additional support from a number of companies and organizations throughout the greater Capital Region, including IntegraOptics, Wal-Mart, Seymour’s Motorized Sports, SEFCU, Clifton Park and Halfmoon EMS, and members of the Saratoga, Schoharie, and Fulton County Sheriff’s departments.
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Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 10 years running. The company has more than 12,000 restaurants in 44 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.