Spark of Love 2022
This year, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, ABC7, Toys for Tots, and Southern California firefighters will celebrate the 30th year of the Spark of Love toy drive! We hope you can help us collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura, and Riverside counties.
Over the years, the Spark of Love toy drive has successfully collected and distributed nearly 9 million toys. Let’s make this year’s holiday season even brighter by delivering joy to those who need it most!
This year, you can donate to Spark of Love by:
- Dropping off your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment at your local fire station. Subject to change anytime due to public health protocol.
- Texting to give by texting “SPARK” to 24365.
- Donating online at https://supportlafd.kindful.com/ to make a donation via credit card. All proceeds will go toward buying toys or sports equipment for the children.
- Bringing your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to one of the Stuff-A-Bus events:
2022 STUFF-A-BUS DRIVE-THRU EVENTS
December 2: Mathis Home in Ontario (Inland Empire) & Target in Camarillo (Ventura County)
December 9: Los Cerritos Center (Los Angeles County Fire Department) & Westfield Topanga (LAFD)
December 16: Red Robin in Santa Ana (Orange County)
SUGGESTED TOY DONATION ITEM
While we receive many toys for younger children, we are always short on infant and teen items. For teens, we suggest: cameras, watches, sunglasses, earphones, skateboards, scooters, basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, hair tools (i.e., blow dryers, flat irons, etc.), jewelry, make-up brushes, and crossbody bags/handbags.
Please NO toy weapons (i.e., guns, knives, lightsabers, etc.), glass products, liquids, and toiletries (i.e., fragrances, nail polish, etc.).
For questions about the Spark of Love toy drive, please e-mail SparkOfLove@fire.lacounty.gov
Due to the overwhelming amount of requests for toys and sports equipment this year, we will not be able to accept any more applications after Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (PT). We thank you for your understanding.