Toys for Toga: How to Donate and Other Things You Need to Know

Teddy Bear Santa in red Bag

The holidays is a time to enjoy family and friends and get caught up in the fun of shopping for the perfect gifts. We need to remember that some families struggle with work and finances.

The 8th Annual Toys for Toga

This Christmas will be very different as Covid has changed so many things about our lives. The community of Saratoga is such a loving and giving community and Toys for Toga is exactly that idea.

Donate: October 30 – December 4 at Local Businesses around Saratoga

Toys for Toga is well underway! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated! Click here to see more on the Toys for Toga Facebook Page!

Toys for Toga drop off boxes are cardboard boxes with the logo, in or around local businesses. These local Saratoga businesses have teamed up with local sponsors to make Christmas special for every child living in the Saratoga area. And this year Quick Response joined in as a sponsor to make sure the toys are disinfected properly before going to their new homes. In this country no child should ever be without a gift on Christmas morning. Toys for Toga is here to help.

Toys for Toga supports Franklin Community Center (Saratoga Springs), CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services (Clifton Park) and the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center (Mechanicville) who offer help and services to the families in our own neighborhoods who could use some extra help.

According to Death Wish Coffee’s Blog page, the 2019 campaign collected over 3,000 toys and received more than $5,000 in donations, which was divided among the three charities.

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Go Fund Me

It may be even more difficult to get out into the world to shop for the holidays as well as enter local businesses to drop off the Toys for Toga. This year brings a Go Fund Me page so that you can donate money from the comfort and safety of your own home. When you donate money, the amount is divided equally between the 3 organizations.

Druthers has created a special Toys for Toga IPA which will be sold at limited locations. For every 4-pack or pint sold, Druthers will donate $1 to Toys for Toga. Look for the special cans!

Below is a list of businesses who are drop off locations for Toys for Toga. Because of Covid, some things will be done a little differently, for example, all Toys for Toga that have been donated will be sanitized with the help of Quick Response. Please drop off new, unwrapped toys to any of these locations so we can help Toys for Toga to make a difference again this holiday season.

Death Wish Coffee is a sponsor of Toys for Toga for the 5th year! Thank you Death Wish Coffee!!!! Plus they like to give back to folks that are helping the community. Bring in a new, unwrapped toy to Death Wish Coffee HQ, and you will receive a FREE 1 pound bag of coffee and a 4-pack of cold brew.
260 Broadway
First Floor – Lobby
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

DeCrescente Distributing Company
211 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118

13 North Restaurant
2955 U.S. 9, Malta NY 12020

30 Lake
30 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Artisanal Brew Works
41 Geyser Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Best Western Plus Saratoga Springs
3291 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

BWP Your Local Bar & Grille
11 Hampstead Pl, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Caroline Street Pub
9-11 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Carson’s Woodside Tavern
57 Route 9P | Malta NY 12020

Dark Horse Mercantile
445 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Dock Brown’s
511 Route 9P, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Dunning Street Station
2853 State Hwy 9, Malta, NY 12020

Embassy Suites By Hilton
86 Congress St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 290-9090

Hampton Inn & Suites
25 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Hilton Garden Inn
125 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs – Bookmakers Restaurant
232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Horseshoe Inn Bar & Grill
Address: 9 Gridley St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Impressions of Saratoga
368 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Pile of Christmas Gifts

Knollwood Hollow Senior Center

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company
Address: 490 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Mouzon House
1 York St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Parting Glass
40-42 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

1 Kaydeross Ave W, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Prime at Saratoga National
458 Union Ave Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Automobile Museum
110 Ave of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Regional YMCA – Wilton Branch
20 Old Gick Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Springs UPS Store
26F Congress St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga’s Community Federal Credit Union
23 Division Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Spa City Tap and Barrel
13 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

The Brickyard Tavern
70 Milton Ave. Ballston Spa, NY 12020

The Dark Horse Mercantile
445 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Factory Eatery
20 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

The Hideaway at Saratoga Lake Golf Club
35 Grace Moore Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Inn at Saratoga
231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Local Pub and Teahouse
142 Grand Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Mill on Round Lake
2121 U.S. 9, Round Lake, NY 12151

The Ripe Tomato
2721 U.S. 9, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

The West Side Sports Bar & Grill
112 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tin and Lint
2 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Walt and Whitman Brewing Company
20 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

I can’t wait to see how this season goes! How much more can we donate!?

Thanks for reading! I hope it helps!  :o)

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