Spark of Love events in Ontario, Camarillo collect hundreds of toys for kids

Saturday, December 3, 2022
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The SoCal Helpful Honda Dealers brought cars packed with toys to donate to ABC7's Spark of Love toy drive in Camarillo on Friday.

ONTARIO, Calif. (KABC) -- Though it was a rainy day, many generous community members still came out to donate toys for kids at the Spark of Love Toy Drive at the Mathis Home in Ontario and Target in Camarillo on Friday.

This was the first in a series of "Stuff A Bus" Toy Collection events, where ABC7 viewers and participants can drop off their new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment.

The toy drive will run through Dec. 24.

"This is a different kind of toy drive," said Rit Mathis. "I've been a part of a number of them over the years, as everybody has, but the scale of this operation is really mind-blowing."

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The toys will be sent to the Spark of Love Toy Central at Los Angeles City Fire, where they will be sanitized, sorted and distributed evenly to Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties.

All proceeds will go to buying toys or sports equipment for the children and teens in need.

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