Spark of Love 2020
The Los Angeles County Fire Department, ABC7, Toys for Tots, and Southern California firefighters are celebrating the 28th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive! Firefighters and Marines will be joining together to 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 more than nine million toys.
Our goal is to exceed last year’s collection of over 500,000 toys. The 2020 Spark of Love Toy Drive will run now through Thursday, December 24, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, this year’s Spark of Love Toy Drive is transitioning to a virtual platform and accepting donations through an online partnership with MyRegistry.com. As a result, supporting the Spark of Love Toy Drive has never been quicker, easier, or safer!
If you would like to drop-off new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment, you must make an appointment with the receiving fire station to ensure toy security. Please click on the link below to locate a participating fire station near you.
Non-profit organizations working with children and families within the Los Angeles County Fire Department service area may request a charitable donation of Spark of Love toys for distribution at their events through the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services (DPSS).
Requests may be submitted online via the link below. Requests for donations are not guaranteed and are subject to review and availability. Distribution will be on a first-come and first-serve basis.
For individual toy requests, please contact your local non-profit charitable organization.
[Link to DPSS Charitable Donation Request Form] http://my.dpss.lacounty.gov/dpss/toyloan/sparkoflove.cfm
For questions about the Spark of Love Toy Drive, please contact Fire Captain Ron Haralson at (213) 200-2477 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This one-day camp allows participants to interact with Los Angeles County Fire Department team members, inquire into their daily duties, learn the basics of firefighting, as well as gain valuable hand-on experience.
Camp participants enjoy a full day of activities ranging from:
A light workout.
Discussion groups with firefighters, lifeguards, dispatchers, and other public safety professionals.
Available career opportunities and youth programs.
Fire Department tour.
As the Department continues to work to promote an inclusive culture in the fire service, we are committed to inspiring our next generation of firefighters.
For additional information, please contact our CORDI Section’s Recruitment Unit at: (310) 419-2115 or via email at RecruitmentUnit@fire.lacounty.gov.