SAPD Partners with Spark of Love Toy Drive
For the last eighteen years, ABC7 & Southland Firefighters have come together to bring smiles to children and families in need. The Spark of Love Toy Drive benefits children who have lost their homes to fire, whose parents are unemployed, live in underserved communities, are in the foster care system and/or are hospitalized. With the love and support from sponsors, donors, and volunteers children will be able to enjoy a new toy this holiday season.
This year’s toy drive will run from November 19th thru December 24th. As in previous years, a new unwrapped toy or sports equipment can be dropped off at any local fire station or sponsor location. Firefighters from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties along with Los Angeles City Fire will collect toys and distribute them to under-served children in their local communities. In the last four years, over 2 million toys have been collected and distributed.
How to Donate
You can donate online with a credit card through the California Community Foundation (CCF). All proceeds will go to buying toys or sports equipment for the children.
And starting Friday, November 19, you can also drop off your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment at your local Fire Station or CVS/pharmacy.
For 18 years, ABC7 and firefighters from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, along with the Los Angeles City Fire Department, have joined forces to run the “Spark of Love Toy Drive”. This campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for the under served children in our communities. Toys collected in the respective counties are distributed locally. Last year alone, “Spark of Love” collected over 500,000 toys within all five counties and we want to top that total this year, so please help the firefighter’s ignite a spark of love in a child’s heart.
Join Garth the Elf for Stuff-A-Bus events
This year there will be four Stuff-A-Bus events. On four days in November and December, from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., you can help ABC7’s Garth Kemp (dressed as a giant elf) stuff a bus full of toys.
On Friday, Dec. 17, Garth the Elf will be at the Honda Center in Anaheim
Friday, December 17
ABC7 & Southland Firefighters
“Stuff a Bus”
5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
2695 East Katella Ave.