Spark of Love Toy Drive 2021

Published on November 23, 2021

Spark of Love Toy Drive 2021

Join Culver City Firefighters, ABC7, Toys for Tots, Southern California firefighters, along with presenting sponsor Subaru, in celebrating the 29th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive – the largest community toy drive in the nation.

This special community campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for children and teens in need in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties. Over the past two and a half decades, the Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected more than nine million toys! Due to the effects of the pandemic and devastating wildfires, our community partners anticipate this year's requests for toys will reach higher than ever.

The Spark of Love Toy Drive launched on Monday, November 15, 2021 on digital platforms and on-air throughout the ABC7 newscasts. It will run through December 24, 2021. 

How to Donate

  • Drop off new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment at your local fire station. (Subject to change anytime due to public health protocol.)
    • Culver City Fire Station #1 – 9600 Culver Boulevard
    • Culver City Fire Station #2 – 11252 Washington Boulevard
    • Culver City Fire Station #3 – 6030 Bristol Parkway
  • Text to Give: Text "SPARK" to 24365
  • Donate online via the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation website. Select the “Spark of Love” campaign when you donate.
  • Donate by mail: Send checks to LAFD Foundation, Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center, 1700 Stadium Way #100, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Make checks out to “LAFD Foundation.” Write “Spark of Love” in the memo line.
  • Buy a T-shirt: ABC7 has teamed up with local muralists to create exclusive Spark of Love-themed t-shirts. ABC7 will donate 100% of its proceeds from Snow Commerce's sale of these t-shirts to support the 29th annual toy drive. Check out the t-shirts on the ABC7 website.


Suggested Toy Donation Items

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 (e.g., blow dryers, flat irons, etc.), jewelry, make-up brushes, and crossbody bags/handbags.

Please NO toy weapons (e.g., guns, knives, lightsabers, etc.), glass products, liquids, and toiletries (e.g., fragrances, nail polish, etc.).


Share your photos and videos on social media with #SparkOfLove, and you could be featured on Eyewitness News! When using #SparkOfLove, you agree ABC7 and its licensees may use, edit and distribute the post without restriction in all media per these terms

Stuff-A-Bus Toy Collection Drive Thru Events

This year, there will be five "Stuff A Bus" Toy Collection Drive Thru Events throughout Southern California starting Friday, December 3, where ABC7 viewers and participants can drop-off their new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment. 

Friday, December 3, 2021
4 AM to 6:30 PM
Mathis Brothers in Ontario - Inland Empire
The Collection Riverpark in Oxnard - Ventura County

Friday, December 10, 2021
4 AM to 6:30 PM
Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park - LA City
Los Cerritos Center in Cerritos - LA County

Friday, December 17, 2021
4 AM to 6:30 PM
Santa Ana College in Santa Ana - Orange County

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