The train is sponsored by Canadian Pacific Railway, and will be called "The Dunkin' Donuts Toys for Tots Train." The toys will be distributed from the train on Dec. 4 and 5 to families throughout the region in 12 communities. The Marines will also deliver toys to various not-for-profit agencies to be distributed to needy families.
"We have a lot of empty shelves here that we have to fill in order to make this campaign as successful or even more successful than it was last year," said Roman.
This year, people will be able to drop off toy donations to any of the 135 Dunkin' Donuts stores throughout the region in addition to other locations, which can be found on the program's
The coat drive is separate from Toys for Tots, but the outerwear will be distributed from the train as well. The South Colonie Central School District organizes the coat drive.
"We thank Dunkin' Donuts for their kind donation to the kids in our area and certainly in upstate New York," Jonathan Buhner, superintendent for South Colonie CSD. "The coats will go a long ways towards our efforts that our school bus drivers and transportation department's goals.""