The 'Spark of Love' Toy Drive is a partnership of Southern California Firefighters, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and ABC7.
The Los Angeles Fire Department officially kicks off the 2016 Spark of Love / Toys for Needy Children program on Friday, November 25, 2016, as the Department begins collecting new unwrapped toys and sporting goods donated by the community at every neighborhood fire station in the City of Los Angeles.
Special events for toy collection will also be announced by the LAFD, United States Marine Corps Reserve and ABC7 through the holiday season.
A 24-hour Spark of Love information hotline has been established at (213) 847-3816, with instructions on how non-profit community organizations can register to receive toys for children in need.
Individual families in need of toys must contact a non-profit organization in their community that can officially participate in the program, such as a school, house of worship, park, boys and girls club, philanthropic or service club with a registered 501(c)3 status.
Such non-profit organizations interested in obtaining toys through Spark of Love, should send an email to: LAFDtoys@gmail.com. A 2016 Toy Request Application will be sent in reply, which can be quickly completed on-line via a desktop computer.
Because Spark of Love depends on the generosity of our community, the Los Angeles Fire Department cannot guarantee toy delivery or forecast event participation. For more information, call (213) 847-3816.
We also hope you can join us for these fun upcoming Spark of Love related events...
December 1st: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Party
December 2nd: Stuff-A-Bus
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