A national organization is moving into the Binghamton area to expand the reach of Toys for Tots in the region.

Dunkin' Toys for Tots photo

Locally, toys for needy children in Broome County have been collected for decades by area law enforcement agencies.

The Marine Corps Reserve, meanwhile, has operated Toys for Tots drives across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands with the support over the past decade from Dunkin’ corporation. The Marine Corps Reserve program is separate from the local law enforcement Toys for Tots organization.

October 17, the Marine Corps Reserve announced it will have a full-time presence in Binghamton for the first time to administer their Toys for Tots campaign.

Dunkin’ restaurants through the region will serve as drop-off points for guests wishing to donate new, unwrapped toys for children this holiday season for the Marine Corps Reserve collection.

The location of the police Toys for Tots headquarters has not yet been announced.