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Spark of Love Toy Drive

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The Spark of Love Toy Drive is a partnership between ABC7 and fire departments across southern California that takes place in November and December each year. For nearly 30 years, the Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected more than ten million toys for underserved kids and teens. 

Now through Christmas Eve, community members and businesses throughout Ventura County can bring a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment to any VCFD fire station to be donated to local children and teens. All toys are distributed locally by Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County(CSA) and other non-profits.

 

How to Donate:

  • Drop off a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment at any local fire station.
  • Donate to Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County via check or submit an online donation. All proceeds go towards buying toys or sports equipment for local children.
  • Local businesses can request a Spark of Love collection box for their location or event. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to coordinate.
 

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to help out at the Holiday Toy Store?
Please visit CSA’s website to register as a volunteer.

 

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Local Businesses: Toy Drive Pickups and Promotions

Ventura County Fire Department will pick up donations from your Spark of Love toy drives, holiday parties and businesses. If you wish to host a drive, please contact Crystal Stratton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a box and posters. 

For pickup of toys, please fill out our request form at vcfd.org/community-education-request to schedule a pick-up.

 

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Toy Requests

Each year, CSA creates a "Holiday Toy Store" during the month of December for foster parents, guardians, group homes and disadvantaged families and kids to shop for toys free of charge. Invitations, or "vouchers" to shop are distributed through organizations listed on the website. Click here for a full a list of organizations CSA partners with to distribute toys. If you do not belong to an organization or group listed, please fill out the "Holiday Toy Store Request to Shop" form on the website to register.