Spark of Love Toy Drive 2018 - Donate today

Help us celebrate our 26th anniversary!

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ABC7 and Southern California Firefighters are celebrating their 26th Anniversary of the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Over the past twenty six years, the Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected more than ten 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.

We are proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. This nationwide program is celebrating 71 years of collecting and distributing toys. With firefighters and Marines standing side by side, we believe this will be the biggest Spark of Love yet.

SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE SPONSORS

Walmart - www.walmart.com

Mathis Brothers - www.mathisbrothers.com

Ontario Auto Center - www.ontarioautocenter.com

SoCal Honda Dealers - www.socalhondadealers.com

Liberty Utilities - www.libertyutilities.com

SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE PARTNERS

JAKKS Pacific - www.jakks.com

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tot - www.toysfortots.org

ESPNLA 710 - www.espn.go.com/losangeles/radio

International Paper - www.internationalpaper.com

Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation - www.supportlafd.org

K-FROG 95.1 - www.kfrog.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://www.supportlafd.org/spark-of-love/ 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 Ontario, Glendora, Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles or Anaheim.
  4. Or drop them off at any Toys for Tots Collection Box.

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

SPARK OF LOVE 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.

KICK-OFF EVENT

Saturday, Nov. 17

ABC7, Walmart and Southland Firefighters

Firefighter Appreciation Day

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

As part of this year's Spark of Love campaign, and due to the recent fires, we are partnering with 73 Walmart locations throughout Southern California to collect toys and show our appreciation for the firefighters.

You can drop-off new, unwrapped toys, or sports equipment. If you want to support your local firefighters, you can also donate online at: http://www.supportlafd.org/spark-of-love/

STUFF A TRUCK EVENTS

Friday, November 30

ABC7 & Southland Firefighters

"Stuff a Bus"

4:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Mathis Brothers

4105 Inland Empire Blvd.

Ontario 91764

(818) 863-7220

Friday, December 7

ABC7 & Southland Firefighters

"Stuff a Bus"

4:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Walmart - Glendora Store

1940 Auto Centre Drive

Glendora 91740

(818) 863-7220

and

"Stuff a Bus"

4:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Walmart - Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles

19503 Normandie Avenue

Los Angeles 90501

(818) 863-7220

Friday, December 14

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

OTHER SPARK OF LOVE EVENTS

Saturday, November 17

The Shops at Montebello

"Santa's Arrival for Spark of Love"

4:00 p.m.

The Shops at Montebello

2134 Montebello Town Center

Montebello 90640

(323) 722-8454

http://www.simon.com

Thursday, November 29

Leadership Glendale

"Holiday Party and Reunion"

6:00 p.m.

Altana Apartments - Lounge

540 N. Central Avenue

Glendale 91203

(818) 240-7870

Saturday, December 1

Russel Fischer Car Care Centers

"Support Spark of Love for a Free Car Wash and Lunch"

Car Washes 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lunch 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Russell Fischer Xpress Wash Site

16061 Beach Boulevard

Huntington Beach 92647

(714) 842-4453

http://www.RussellFischer.com/SparkofLove

Saturday, December 1

Ojai Holiday Market

"Spark of Love Toy Drive"

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Caravan Outpost

317 Bryant Street

Ojai 93023

(805) 836-4891

December 1st

"Fill the Fire Truck"

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter

4210 E. Highland Ave.

Highland 92346

December 1st

"Fill the Fire Truck"

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Target & Petsmart

1931 N Campus Ave.

Upland 91784

December 1st

"Fill the Fire Truck"

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rite Aid

4120 Phelan Road

Phelan 92371

Saturday, December 1

Bike Build Event

Corona Fire

10:00am - 12:00pm

Corona Fire Station 2

225 E. Harrison, Street

Corona 92880

Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2

CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department

"2018 Moreno Valley Spark of Love Stuff-a-Truck Toy Drive"

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Walmart - Moreno Valley

12721 Moreno Beach Drive

Moreno Valley 92555

(951) 940-6985

Sunday, December 2

Spark of Love Toy Drive

"East Los Angeles Christmas Parade & Festival"

Parade - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Festival - 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Whittier Blvd.

Between Eastern Avenue & Goodrich Blvd.

East Los Angeles 90022

(310) 721-6613

http://www.elachristmasparade.com

Monday, December 3

6th Annual La Verne All Stars

La Verne Fire

5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Wheeler Park

1499 Palomares Avenue

La Verne 91750

December 6

Hesperia Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

15833 Smoke Tree St

Hesperia 92345

Friday, December 7

City of Pasadena

"City of Pasadena Mayor's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony"

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pasadena City Hall

100 N. Garfield Avenue

Pasadena 91101

(626) 744-7311

http://www.cityofpasadena.net

December 8

"Fill the Fire Truck"

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter

13401 Main St.

Hesperia 92345

December 10

Lake Arrowhead Village Bon Fire

At Sunset

28200 Hey 189

Lake Arrowhead 92352

December 15

"Fill the Fire Truck"

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Falcon Ridge (Stater Bro's/Target) Fundraiser

15234 Summit Ave.

Fontana 92336

Now until December 24

Spring Valley Lake County Club

13229 Spring Valley Pkwy.

Victorville, Ca 92395

The Spring Valley Lake County Club is offering 1 round of golf if you bring in a new & unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more. Cart fee not included. You must contact the Pro Shop up to 7 days in advance to schedule a tee time at (760) 245-7921.

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