Residents helped ABC7's resident elf Garth Kemp Stuff-A-Bus full of toys at Los Cerritos Center, bringing new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment for less fortunate children.
The Friday event, which ends at 6 p.m., is the the second Stuff-A-Bus drive of 2011.
Area residents woke up bright and early and brought loads of toys for the cause. The event drew residents of all ages from across the Southland.
In addition to opening up their parking lot for Stuff-A-Bus, Mathis Brothers donated a truck full of new toys to give to the children.
As an additional treat for all toy donors, Farmer Boys is offering a hamburger on the house if you bring a toy to any one of their participating locations.
Plus, when you 'Like' ABC7 on Facebook, $1 will be donated to the Spark of Love Toy Drive, thanks to our partners. They have committed to matching every like on the ABC7 Facebook page with a dollar donation. Our friends on Facebook have already led to over $10,000 in donations. If you already like us on Facebook, encourage your friends to join you!
With the help of such generous donors, Garth and his helpers stuffed two whole buses and were working on bus No. 3 by Friday morning.
You can also text "ABC7" to 80100 to donate $5 to the Spark of Love Toy Drive. The donation will appear on your mobile phone bill.
For 19 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.