Spark of Love Toy Drive 2016 - Donate today

Celebrating 24 Years of Giving
ABC7 and Southern California firefighters are celebrating the 24th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Over the past two decades, the Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected more than nine and a half 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.

This year, we are proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. This nationwide program has been collecting and distributing toys since 1947. With firefighters and Marines standing side by side, we believe this will be the biggest Spark of Love yet.


California Community Foundation -
ESPNLA 710 -
International Paper -
JAKKS Pacific -
K-FROG 95.1 -
Liberty Utilities -
Mathis Brothers -
Ontario Auto Center -
Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) -
SoCal Honda Dealers -
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tot -
Video Game Bus -


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

  2. Donate online by going to 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.


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.

Friday, Dec. 9
ABC7 & Southland Fire Fighters
"Stuff a Bus"
4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Mathis Brothers
4105 Inland Empire Blvd.
Ontario 91764
(818) 863-7220

Saturday, Dec. 10
Ontario Fire Department
"Slipped Disc Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive at The Lodge"
7 p.m.
The Lodge
218 West Holt Blvd.
Ontario 91762
(909) 560-1658

Saturday, Dec. 10
Orange County Fire Authority
"9th Annual Lifts for Gifts Charity Event - 12 Days of Christmas Bootcamp Fitness Workout"
10 a.m.
Functional Sports Performance
2004 McGaw
Irvine 92614

(559) 392-0212

Saturday, Dec. 10
Pasadena Fire Department
"Open House & Spark of Love Toy Collection"
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Station 31
135 S. Fair Oaks Avenue

Saturday, Dec. 10
Paseo Colorado & Put the Fork in Hunger
"Santa and his 500 Helpers Event to benefit the Spark of Love Toy Drive & the Pasadena Fire Department"
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Paseo Colorado
300 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena 91101

Saturday, Dec. 10
San Bernardino County Fire
"Fill the Fire Truck"
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Super Target
12795 Main Street

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 10 - 11
Peppermint Ridge
"Festival of Trees & Craft Faire"
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Peppermint Ridge
825 Magnolia Avenue
Corona 92879
(951) 273-7320

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 10 - 11
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department
"Spark of Love Toy Drive Collection"
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1540 East 2nd Street
Beaumont 92223
(951) 940-6985

Sunday, Dec. 11
Los Angeles County Fire Department
"Mercifuls CC & The Spark of Love Toy Drive Car Show"
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Glory Days Sports Grill
4132 Woodruff Avenue
Lakewood 90713

Sunday, Dec. 11
Driving Miz Daisy Vintage Market
"Vintage Market & Spark of Love Toy Collection"
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Parkway

Mission Viejo 92692

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Alhambra Fire Department
"Holiday Mixer - Free admittance with a toy for Spark of Love"
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Rosemont Pavilion
700 Seco Street
Pasadena 91103

Friday, Dec. 16
ABC7 & Southland Firefighters
"Stuff a Bus"
4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Honda Center
2695 East Katella Ave.
Anaheim 92806
(818) 863-7220

Friday, Dec. 16
Los Angeles County Fire Department
"2016 Spark of Love Toy Drive & Golf Tournament"
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Dimas Canyon Golf Course
2100 Terrebonne Avenue
San Dimas 91773

Saturday, Dec. 17
Los Angeles Fire Department
"9th Annual RnDProductionsLA 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) 605-2240


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
Cellphone cases

Razor Scooters
Basketballs, Soccer balls, and Footballs

Cross-body purses/bags
Make-up brushes
Blow dryers
Flat Irons
Hot Iron Tools
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