Spark of Love: How to request toys this holiday season

Find your county and/or city and follow directions on how to request toys this holiday season
L.A. County

Go to https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/ and click on the Spark of Love Toy Drive logo. Follow the directions to find your area and click on the application to apply.

  • El Segundo
    Only organizations serving the city of El Segundo and the surrounding South Bay Cities will be accepted, and they must submit a copy of their non-profit status (501(C) 3).
    To print out an application, go to: http://www.elsegundo.org/civica/inc/displayblobpdf2.asp?BlobID=15285
    Submit your request via fax at (310) 414-0929 or via email to iwalker@elsegundo.org
    Requests will be accepted up until Dec. 8, 2016.


  • Long Beach
    Go to www.sparkoflove.org/lbfd. Click "Forms."
    Request forms will be accepted via FAX starting Nov. 1. Forms will receive a time and date stamp which will be considered in the selection process. Forms received prior to the start date will not be considered.
    FAX completed form to (562) 570-2506.
    For questions regarding the Toy Drive contact: Firefighter Will Nash at (562) 977-TOYS (8697)


  • Monrovia
    Monrovia residents can pick up a toy request form at the Foothill Unity Center.
    Foothill Unity Center is located at:
    415 W. Chestnut Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016
    Phone: (626) 358-3486
    Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday
    Requests will be accepted via FAX starting Nov. 1.
    Forms will receive a time and date stamp which will be considered in the selection process.
    Fax forms to Monrovia Fire & Rescue at (626) 256 - 8112.
    For questions regarding the toy drive please call (626) 256 - 8181.


  • Pasadena
    To request toys, go to the following website and click on the Spark of Love Toy Drive logo and follow the instructions: www.cityofpasadena.net/fire


Ventura County

Please contact the Children's Services Auxiliary (CSA) at (805) 654-3245 or via email at csa@ventura.org. The Children's Services Auxiliary will provide Ventura County residents with information on how to obtain a voucher from partner organizations within the Ventura County.

Orange County

Toy requests for groups have closed. For families or individuals requesting toys, please check back for a Toy Give Away Day which will happen sometime in December.

Riverside County


  • City of Riverside
    Go to www.riversideca.gov
    Visit one of the nine community centers listed below to fill out your toy request application.
    Contact your local Riverside City Community Center for more information.
    Joyce Jackson Community Center: (951) 351- 6130
    Renck Community Center: (951) 351- 6132
    Arlanza Community Center: (951) 351- 6135
    La Sierra Community Center: (951) 351- 6131
    Caesar Chavez Community Center: (951) 826-5746
    Stratton Community Center: (951) 826- 5355
    Orange Terrace Community Center: (951) 571-0285
    Ruth Lewis Community Center: (951) 826-5654
    Ysmael Villegas Community Center: (951) 351-6142


  • Corona/Norco Residents
    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in November, visit the Settlement House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fill out your toy request application.
    To apply for Toy Requests please bring a picture I.D. along with your children's immunization card, social security card or birth certificate.
    Proof of income and proof of residency in Corona or Norco is required.
    If you are a Corona or Norco resident, the Settlement House is located at:
    507 S. Vicentia Ave.
    Corona, CA 92882
    (951) 737-3504
    www.settlementhouse.net
    For more information, please call (951) 737-3504 or email the Settlement House at settlementhouse@hotmail.com


San Bernardino County Fire Department

Toy Request Guidelines for Non-Profit Organizations serving the cities listed in the following Divisions.

  • Division 1: Bloomington, Devore, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Lytle Creek, Mentone, Mt. Baldy, Muscoy & San Antonio Heights

  • Division 2: Adelanto, El Mirage, Hesperia, Lucerne Valley, Oak Hills, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Summit Valley, Windy Acres & Wrightwood

  • Division 3: Baker, Baldy Mesa, Victorville, Harvard, Helendale, Hinkley, Oro Grande, Red Mountain, Searles Valley, Spring Valley Lake & Trona

  • Division 4: Crest Forest, Angelus Oaks, Barton Flats, Cedar Glen, Crest Park, Deer Lodge Park, Fawnskin, Forest Falls, Green Valley Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Mountain Home Village & Sky Forest

  • Division 5: Big River, Earp, Havasu Landing, Johnson Valley, Joshua Tree, Landers, Needles, Pioneer Town, Wonder Valley & Yucca Valley


Toy Request Forms can be submitted at www.sbcfire.org
- Please complete your Spark of Love Toy Request Form, including your Non-Profit 501(c)(3) number, and submit or fax to Children's Fund at (909) 379-0006
- Individuals living in the cities listed above can contact a local Non-Profit Organization in your community or call 2-1-1 for additional resources in your neighborhood
For additional information, you may call the Children's Fund Spark of Love Hotline at (909) 379-6040


  • Loma Linda
    Visit the Loma Linda Civic Center to fill out the Spark of Love Toy Application.
    Proof of residency and estimated family income is required, along with an identification card of child/children.
    Loma Linda Civic Center is located at:
    25541 Barton Road
    Loma Linda, CA 92354
    For more information please call (909) 799-2850


  • Ontario
    Individual Families:
    Contact the Ontario Salvation Army to fill out the Spark of Love Toy Application.
    Proof of residency and estimated family income is required, along with an identification card of child/children.
    Ontario Salvation Army
    1412 South Euclid Ave.
    Ontario, CA 91762
    (909) 986- 6748
    Organizations:
    Only organizations serving the City of Ontario will be accepted, and they must submit a copy of their non-profit status (501(c)3).
    Email your request to VLopez@ontarioca.gov


  • Rancho Cucamonga
    Individual Families:
    All individuals requesting toys must register in person at the Rancho Cucamonga Family Resource Center, located at 9791 Arrow Route in Rancho Cucamonga, between Nov. 28 and Dec. 19. Please note the following requirements:
    Only the child's legal guardian can make the request.
    Guardian must show child's birth certificate.
    Guardian and child must be Rancho Cucamonga residents and must demonstrate proof of residency with photo ID and/or a utility bill.
    Organizations:
    Only organizations serving the City of Rancho Cucamonga will be accepted, and they must submit a copy of their non-profit status (501(c)3). A maximum of 100 toys will be provided to each organization applying. Please contact Rancho Cucamonga Fire Headquarters at (909) 477-2770 to obtain an Organizational Application for Toys, which must be submitted by December 1, 2016.


L.A. City

Organizations Only:
Please call the 24 hour hotline at (213) 847-3816, or send an email to LAFDtoys@gmail.com, for directions on submitting the toy request form. Phone operation is available the day after Thanksgiving - 11/25/16.
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