On Saturday, toys were distributed from ABC7's Spark of Love Toy Drive. Hundreds of kids lined up in Upland. Firefighters also handed out donations at St. Vincent de Paul in Santa Ana. Families there started lining up early to get the gifts.
On Friday alone, we stuffed 14 buses full of toys at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Last week, generous donors helped stuff a total of 7 1/2 buses in Canoga Park.
For 20 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.