Spark of Love Toy Drive is in Full Swing Now Through end of December
The Culver City Fire Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment now through December 24thfor their annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. The donated gifts will go to underserved children and teens living in and around the Culver City Real Estate area.
The Spark of Love Toy Drive has collected over 10 million toys over the last 26 years. Fire departments in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura, and Riverside counties all take part. The Spark of Love Toy Drive will be partnering this year with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, which has been taking place for 71 years.
According to the Spark of Love Toy Drive webpage, “With firefighters and Marines standing side by side, we believe this will be the biggest Spark of Love yet.”
Donations will be accepted at all three Culver City fire stations. The stations are located at:
Fire Station 1: 9600 Culver Boulevard
Fire Station 2: 11252 Washington Boulevard
Fire Station 3: 6030 Bristol Parkway
Donations dropped off at a local fire station must be new and unwrapped. Martin Feinberg, Realtor, notes that online donations are also accepted, for those who cannot physically drop something off. To donate online interested individuals should go to http://www.supportlafd.org/spark-of-love/. Donations via credit card will be accepted. All proceeds will go to buying toys or sports equipment for the children.
The Spark of Love Toy Drive always collects lots of toys for young children, but gifts for teens are usually fewer and farther between. Volunteers suggest looking into the options below if someone is having trouble deciding what to donate:
- Cellphone cases
- Razor scooters
- Basketballs, soccer balls, and footballs
- Cross-body bags
- Make-up brushes
- Blow dryers, curling irons, etc.
Local listing agent Martin Feinberg suggests that anyone who has questions or need additional information should email Firefighter Brett Nagel firstname.lastname@example.org or call Fire Station 1 at (310) 253-6810.
They can also visit the Spark of Love Toy Drive for more information.