Last night we celebrated another huge success for our community, the 7th annual Toys for Toga campaign.

This year, Toys for Toga raised nearly 3,000 toys and over $5,000 for three local charities: Franklin Community Center, CAPTAIN Community Human Services and Mechanicville Area Community Services Center.

(opens in aCenter, CAPTAIN Community Human Services and Mechanicville Area Community Services CenteThanks to our fearless leaders at DDC, Druthers Brewing, Discover Saratoga and Death Wish Coffee, who generously came together for another year of a true team effort. In addition, nearly 50 local businesses and restaurants participated by collecting multiple boxes of toys for local children this holiday season. Once again, Death Wish Coffee Company traded over 1,300 pounds of coffee in exchange for new, unwrapped toys. DZ Restaurants raised an impressive $1,780 and the inside of Clancy’s Tavern was filled with donation pin ups, raising over $350.

“This is the definition of teamwork,” said Karly DeSimone, Communications Manager at DDC. “Seeing the DDC truck packed with thousands of toys that will directly impact families right here in our very own backyard is a sight I won’t ever forget.”

The holiday season is a time to recognize those who are important to us. For the last seven years, our community has come together and made it our mission to make sure that local children and their families are supported around the holidays. Being part of a community who truly cares for the well-being of others is a gift that will keep on giving. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Toys for Toga campaign, we look forward to many years to come!


About DeCrescente Distributing Company:

DeCrescente Distributing Company (DDC) is a fourth-generation beverage distributor, family-owned and operated since 1948. DDC takes great pride in its employees, customer service and community involvement. Most notably, DDC was awarded Best Places to Work in the Capital Region for the tenth consecutive year and employs more than 500 people. Some of the company’s brands include Polar, Snapple, Saratoga Water, MillerCoors, Boston Beer Co., New Belgium, Heineken, Corona, Yuengling, FX Matt Brewing Company, and Guinness. DDC also distributes a unique variety of local craft beers as well as wine and spirits. Some of the local favorites include Artisanal Brew Works, Adirondack Brewery, Brown’s Brewing, Druthers Brewing and Saratoga Winery.