Annual 'Spark of Love' Holiday Toy Program

Spark of Love logo. Graphic has a firefighter helmet on top of abc 7 logo to the left of "Spark of Love Toy Drive" text, with Subaru as presenting sponsor. at the bottom.
The 2019 'Spark of Love' Toy Drive is a partnership of Southern California Firefighters and ABC7, and sponsored by Subaru.

The Los Angeles Fire Department is proud to partner with Southern California Firefighters, the U.S. Marine Corps and ABC7 in the Annual Spark of Love / Toys for Needy Children program.  


The Annual Spark of Love toy program officially kicked off three days before Thanksgiving. 


'Stuff-a-Bus' is consistently the most successful single-day event in gathering toys to bring smiles to children across Southern California.  The 2019 'Stuff-a-Bus' event is taking place on Friday, December 6th at Westfield Topanga, in Canoga Park.Your LAFD along with ABC7 4:30AM until 6:30PM and can't wait to see you. 


Spark of Love is only possible due to the on-going generosity of thousands of people in our communities across the region. We are so very grateful and thank every person.


If you're not able to make it out to Stuff-a-Bus, you can bring new, unwrapped toys and sporting goods to any neighborhood fire station in the City of Los Angeles (locate your nearest station HERE). 



Additional special events for toy collection will also be announced by the LAFD and ABC7 through the holiday season.


A 24-hour Spark of Love information hotline has been established at (213) 703-2456 and (213) 703-1276, 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: A 2019 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) 703-2456.




Photo credit: Adam VanGerpen

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