DeCrescente Distributing Company, Saratoga Brewery and Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau are partnering for the fourth annual Toys For Toga campaign.


With the holiday season right around the corner, DeCrescente Distributing Company, Saratoga Brewery and Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau (SCTB) are gearing up for the fourth annual Toys For Toga campaign to help provide local children with toys for the holidays.

“This is always an exciting time of the year for us,” said Max Oswald, general manager of Saratoga Brewing. “The community really gets involved with this campaign and it’s an awesome feeling to be able to help support some great, local charities.”

Tuesday, November 15 through Friday, December 8, members of the local community can spread holiday cheer by donating new, unwrapped toys at participating locations. Just look for a cardboard box with the Toys For Toga logo. On December 12, all donated toys will be distributed equally among three local charities: Franklin Community Center, CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services and Mechanicville Area Community Services Center.

“Holidays are the time of year when we are most strongly reminded of the importance of giving back,” said C.J. DeCrescente, president of DeCrescente Distributing Company. “We feel that it’s a privilege and responsibility to give back to the communities we serve. We are humbled to be a part of this wonderful campaign.”

Last year, Toys For Toga collected more than 2,500 toys and raised $7,500. This year, the bar has been set high as the trio hopes to collect 3,000 toys and raise $10,000. In addition to the toy boxes, coasters and pinups will be available for purchase at local bars and restaurants. Financial contributions can also be made at All cash donations will be donated evenly amongst the charities and spent on toys.

The kick-off for Toys For Toga will take place on Tuesday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m. at the Saratoga Brewing Tap Room located at 131 Excelsior Ave in Saratoga Springs. Media and guests are invited to attend from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to enjoy light appetizers and beverages plus a short presentation and photo opportunity.

About DeCrescente Distributing Company
DeCrescente Distributing Company is a local, family-owned business since 1948. Now in their third generation, DeCrescente services a distribution territory that includes 11 counties spanning 7,500 square miles in eastern New York and employs approximately 400 people. The beverage distributor takes great pride in employee satisfaction, customer service and community involvement. Most notably, DeCrescente has been awarded Best Places to Work in the Capital Region five years running. DeCrescente has built long-time partnerships with the following brands: MillerCoors, Boston Beer Company, Heineken, Brooklyn Brewery, Corona, Sierra Nevada, FX Matt Brewing Company, Yuengling, Guinness, Snapple, Saratoga Water, and Polar Beverages. They also distribute a unique variety of local craft beers as well as wine and spirits. Some of the local favorites include the Adirondack Brewery, Brown’s Brewing, Saratoga Brewing, Druthers Brewing, and Saratoga Courage Distillery. For more information on DeCrescente Distributing Company, please visit our website

About Saratoga Brewing
Located in Historic Saratoga Springs NY, our team of 25 have carefully brewed and packaged handcrafted Ales and Lagers for enjoyment both locally and throughout the Northeast since 1999. We have a recently remodeled Tap Room and Company store offering samples of 20 different beers brewed right here on site and a wide selection of beer related items. Please visit for information on our beer, upcoming events, hours, and tour times.

Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau
The mission of the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau is to market and promote Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County as a world-class destination for meetings, conventions and special events. For information on how to schedule or plan a meeting, conference, convention, wedding, sports tournament of special event in Saratoga, visit the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau’s website at