2018 Spark of Love Firefighter Appreciation Day and Toy Drive

Published: 11/16/2018

Spark of Love Toy Drive 2018 - Donate Today

ABC7, Southern California Firefighters, and Toys for Tots along with our presenting sponsor Walmart, are  celebrating the 26th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive! Firefighters and Marines will be joining forces to collect and distribute toys for youth in need. Over the past two and a half decades, Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected more than nine million toys. The campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties.

Our goal is to exceed last years’ collection of half a million toys. Due the recent fires, we are partnering with Walmart and Southern California firefighters for this kick-off the FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION DAY event on Saturday, November 17th from 10AM until 4PM at various Walmart locations across Southern California (the two Riverside locations will be at 5200 Van Buren and 6250 Valley Springs.). You can drop-off new, unwrapped toys, or sports equipment. If you want to support your local firefighters. you can also donate online. 

1) Drop off your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment at your local Walmart store.

2) Donate online by going to:  https://donate.keela.co/los-angeles-fire-department-foundation/Spark to make a donation via credit card.  All proceeds will go to Southern California Fire Agencies.

We hope that you make the Southern California Firefighters Spark of Love Toy Drive your charity of choice this holiday season. On behalf of ABC7, Walmart, and the Southern California Firefighters, thank you for your time and consideration.

For more information on how to donate, contact Teresa Samaniego at (818) 863-7221 or Mariel Moscoso at (818) 863-7233 or visit our website: