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.

SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

California Community Foundation - www.calfund.org
ESPNLA 710 - www.espn.go.com/losangeles/radio
International Paper - www.internationalpaper.com
JAKKS Pacific - www.jakks.com
K-FROG 95.1 - www.kfrog.com
Liberty Utilities - www.parkwater.com
Mathis Brothers - www.mathisbrothers.com
Ontario Auto Center - www.ontarioautocenter.com
Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) - www.rotaryclubofla.com
SoCal Honda Dealers - www.socalhondadealers.com
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tot - www.toysfortots.org
Video Game Bus - www.videogamebus.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://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.

Friday, Dec. 2
ABC7 & Southland Fire Fighters
"Stuff a Bus"
4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Los Cerritos Center
239 Los Cerritos Center
Cerritos 90703
AND
Westfield Topanga
6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard

Canoga Park 91303
(818) 863-7220

Friday, Dec. 2
Pasadena Fire Department
"Spark of Love Golf Tournament & Toy Drive"
9 a.m.
Brookside Golf Course
1133 Rosemont Avenue
Pasadena 91103
www.Sparkoflovegolf.eventbrite.com

Friday, Dec. 2
Pasadena Fire Department
"Mayor's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Spark of Love Holiday Lounge"
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
City Hall
100 N. Garfield Avenue
Pasadena
(626) 744-7500

Friday, Dec. 2
Alhambra Fire Department
"Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Spark of Love Toy Collection"
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Renaissance Plaza
Northeast Corner of Main & Garfield
Alhambra
(626) 282-5767

Saturday, Dec. 3
Riverside Dental Group & Dental Associate Offices
"Spark of Love Toy Drive Celebration"
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dental Associates of Riverside
3487 Central Avenue
Riverside 92506

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 3 - 4
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department
"Stuff a Fire Truck"
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Moreno Valley Walmart
12721 Moreno Beach Drive
Moreno Valley 92555
(951) 940-6985

Sunday, Dec. 4
Corona Fire Department
"City of Corona Tree Lighting"
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Corona Civic Center
815 W. 6th Street
Corona 92882
www.facebook.com/events/575852842605692/?ti=icl

Sunday, Dec. 4
Los Angeles Fire Department
"The Tribe - Peace, Love & Understanding Holiday Concert"
7 p.m.
Cal State University, Northridge
Plaza del Sol Performance Hall
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge 91330
(818) 727-7884

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Long Beach Fire Department
"Long Beach State vs. Pepperdine Men's Basketball Game - Teddy Bear Toss"
Bring a new, stuffed animal & toss it onto the court at half-time - all animals will be donated to the Spark of Love Toy Drive
7:30 p.m.
Long Beach State
The Walter Pyramid
Long Beach
(562) 985-4833

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
Pasadena

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
www.paseocolorado.com

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
(909) 597-9986

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 10 - 11
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department
"Spark of Love Toy Drive Collection"
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walmart
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
www.drivingmizdaisy.com

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
www.eventbrite.com/e/san-dimas-canyons-spark-of-love-golf-toy-drive-tournament-tickets-27209234553

Saturday, Dec. 17
Los Angeles Fire Department
"9th Annual RnDProductionsLA Spark of Love Toy Drive Show"
8 p.m.
Pig N' Whistle
6714 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles 90028
(949) 514-5613

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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