Spark of Love

 

 

 

SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE 2019 

Join us in celebrating our 27th anniversary! 

ABC7, Subaru, the Los Angeles Fire Department, and fire service agencies across Southern California are celebrating the 27th Anniversary of the Spark of Love Toy Drive.  

This annual holiday toy drive 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. Over the past 27 years, the Spark of Love Toy Drive has collected more than ten million toys! 
 
We are partnering once again 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, 2019 could mark the biggest Spark of Love yet! 

 

 

 



HOW TO DONATE 

Online:

  1. All proceeds will go towards buying new toys or sports equipment. Click here to make a secure online donation via credit card.  

In-Person:

  1. Drop off new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment at your local fire station. Click here to find a station near you. 
  2. Bring your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to one of our four Stuff-A-Buses in Ontario, Canoga Park, Irvine or Cerritos. 
  3. Drop off your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment at any Subaru Retailer or Toys for Tots Collection Box.  

*During the Subaru "Share the Love" retail event, Subaru will donate $250 to select charities for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at participating Subaru Retailers. In addition, as the proud presenting sponsor of the ABC7 "Spark of Love" Toy Drive, your Southern California Subaru of America Retailers will make an additional donation to the ABC7 "Spark of Love" Toy Drive for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased in Southern California up to a guaranteed total donation of $50,000. 

 

SUGGESTED DONATION ITEMS 

Toys for young children are greatly appreciated. However, items for teens and toddlers are often in short supply. Below are some suggestions for teen items: 

Gender Neutral Items 

  • MP3s 
  • Cameras 
  • Watches 
  • Jewelry 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Earbuds/earphones/headphones 
  • 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 TOY DRIVE SPONSORS 

Subaru 
Mathis Brothers
Ontario Auto Center
Ben's Asphalt
SoCal Honda Dealers
Walmart
The Collection Riverpark
Stater Bros. Charities

SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE PARTNERS 

JAKKS Pacific  
KWAVE 
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tot 
ESPNLA 710  
International Paper  
K-FROG 95.1   

SPARK OF LOVE CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

You can also support the "Spark of Love" by attending any of the ABC7-sponsored events listed here. There will be plenty of Holiday cheer and some of your favorite Eyewitness News personalities. Please check our page often for more updates.