Spark of Love Toy Drive 2018 - Donate today

Help us celebrate our 26th anniversary!
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.


Walmart -
Mathis Brothers -
Ontario Auto Center -
SoCal Honda Dealers -
Liberty Utilities -


JAKKS Pacific -
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tot -
ESPNLA 710 -
International Paper -
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation -
K-FROG 95.1 -


  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 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
Cellphone cases

Razor scooters
Basketballs, soccer balls and footballs

Cross-body purses/bags
Make-up brushes
Blow dryers
Flat irons
Hot iron tools


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.


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:


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


"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


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

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

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

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

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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