Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017 - Donate today

Help us celebrate our 25th anniversary!
ABC7 and Southern California Firefighters are celebrating their 25th Anniversary of the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Over the past twenty five years, the Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected more than ten million toys. The campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties. Toys collected in the respective counties are distributed locally.

We are proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. This nationwide program is celebrating 70 years of collecting and distributing toys. With firefighters and Marines standing side by side, we believe this will be the biggest Spark of Love yet.

SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE SPONSORS

Walmart - www.walmart.com
Mathis Brothers - www.mathisbrothers.com
Fios by Frontier - www.frontier.com
Ontario Auto Center - www.ontarioautocenter.com
SoCal Honda Dealers - www.socalhondadealers.com
Liberty Utilities - www.parkwater.com

SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE PARTNERS

JAKKS Pacific - www.jakks.com
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tot - www.toysfortots.org
ESPNLA 710 - www.espn.go.com/losangeles/radio
International Paper - www.internationalpaper.com
California Community Foundation - www.calfund.org
K-FROG 95.1 - www.kfrog.com


HOW TO DONATE

  1. Drop off your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment at your local fire station.

  2. Donate online by going to http://www.calfund.org/abc7-firefighters-spark-love-toy-drive-fund/ to make a donation via credit card. All proceeds will go to buying toys or sports equipment for the children.

  3. Bring your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to one of our four Stuff-A-Buses in Cerritos, Ontario, Canoga Park or Anaheim.

  4. Or drop them off at any Toys for Tots Collection Box.


SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE CALENDAR OF EVENTS


You can also support the "Spark of Love" by attending one of the following events. There will be plenty of Holiday cheer and some of your favorite Eyewitness News personalities. Please check our page often for more updates.

"STUFF A BUS" EVENTS

Monday, Dec. 11
ABC7 and Southland firefighters
4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Mathis Brothers
4105 Inland Empire Blvd.
Ontario 91764
(818) 863-7220

Friday, Dec. 15
ABC7 and Southland firefighters
4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Honda Center
2695 East Katella Ave.
Anaheim 92806
(818) 863-7220

OTHER SPARK OF LOVE EVENTS

Friday, Dec. 8
Montclair Fire Department
Cover Fire & Police Vehicles with Toys!
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Costco
9404 Central Avenue
Montclair
(909) 625-9479

Friday - Sunday, Dec. 8 - 10
Monterey Park Fire Department
1st Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive Softball Tournament
Various times
La Loma Park
1950 Fulton Avenue
Monterey Park 91755
(626) 371-4072

Saturday, Dec. 9
San Bernardino County Fire Department
Fill the Firetruck!
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Super Target
12795 Main Street
Hesperia
(909) 387-5974

Saturday, Dec. 9
Get Together Foundation
We Can Holiday Charity Concert
8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90036
(818) 727-7884

Sunday, Dec. 10
San Bernardino County Fire Department
Fill the Firetruck!
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Falcon Ridge Town Center
(I-15 at Summit Avenue)
15234 Summit Avenue
Fontana 92336
(909) 387-5974

Sunday, Dec. 10
Ventura County, City & Oxnard Fire Departments
Toy Collection
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pacific View Mall
3301-1 E. Main Street
Ventura 93003
(805) 389-9710

Sunday, Dec. 10
Rialto Fire Department & The Individuals Car Club
Toy Collection
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chuze Fitness
Parking Lot
1521 S. Riverside Avenue
Rialto
(310) 703-7383

Sunday, Dec. 10
Orange County Firefighters & The Coast Vintage Market
Toy Collection for the Spark of Love Toy Drive
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo 92692
(949) 381-9947

Thursday, Dec. 14
Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department
Spark of Love Toy Drive Collection & Photos with Santa
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Christmas Tree Lot
(northwest corner of Foothill & Milliken)
Rancho Cucamonga
(909) 477-2770

Friday, Dec. 15
Los Angeles County Fire Department
Spark of Love Golf Tournament & Toy Drive
9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
San Dimas Canyon Golf Course
2100 Terrebonne Avenue
San Dimas 91773
www.tournamentcadd.ie/sparkoflove2017

Saturday, Dec. 16
Orange County Toy Collaborative - North Orange County
Toy Give Away
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fire House Church
950 Mariner
Brea 92821
*Proof of residence in Orange County required
(714) 784-6681

Saturday, Dec. 16
RnD ProductionsLA
10th Annual Holiday Show for Spark of Love Toy Drive
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pig 'N Whistle
6714 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles 90028
(323) 605-6247

Saturday, Dec. 16
Dental Associates of Riverside
Spark of Love Toy Drive Celebration
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dental Associates of Riverside
3487 Central Avenue
Riverside 92506
(951) 369-1001

Friday, Dec. 22
Orange County Toy Collaborative - South Orange County
Toy Give Away
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Presbyterian Church
2850 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa 92626
*Proof of residence in Orange County required
(714) 327-7406

Saturday, Dec. 23
Long Beach Fire Department
CODE 3 Toy Delivery Caravan
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Long Beach Fire Department Toy Warehouse
Caravan will leave at 9 a.m. and travel through the city
2760 N. Studebaker Road
Long Beach 90815
(562) 977-TOYS (8697)

Monday, Dec. 25
Long Beach Fire Department
Christmas Brunch at the Reef Restaurant
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Reef Restaurant
880 S. Harbor Scenic Drive
Long Beach 90802
(562) 977-TOYS (8697)

Suggested Donation Items
We get a lot toys for younger children, but are always short on teen and infant items. Here are some suggestions for teen items:

Non Gender Specific
MP3s
Cameras
Watches
Jewelry
Sunglasses
Earplugs/earphones
Cellphone cases

Boys
Skateboards
Razor scooters
Basketballs, soccer balls and footballs

Girls
Cross-body purses/bags
Make-up brushes
Blow dryers
Flat irons
Hot iron tools
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