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City of Riverside Fire Department Teams up with ABC7 for the Spark of Love Toy Drive

Published: 11/15/2019




 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Nov. 15, 2019

         

Contact:

Jennifer McDowell

Fire Marshal/Division Chief

951-826-5737

 

City of Riverside Fire Department
Teams up with ABC7 for the Spark of Love Toy Drive

 

RIVERSIDE, CA.- The City of Riverside Fire Department will join ABC7 and firefighters throughout Southern California in the “Spark of Love” Toy Drive from November 6 to December 24, 2019. The campaign collects any new, unwrapped toys, sports equipment, blankets and gift cards for underserved children and teens (0-16 yrs. old) in the 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.

 

HOW TO DONATE

You can bring any new, unwrapped toys, sports equipment, blankets and gift cards for underserved children and teens (0-16 yrs. old) to any one of our fourteen fire stations. There are also local businesses accepting unwrapped toys and sports equipment on behalf of the City of Riverside Fire Department Toy Drive, just look for the large “Spark of Love” boxes that are easily accessible.

With love and support of donors and sponsors, we have been able to help over 5, 000 kids each year receive a new toy during the holiday season. We hope to make that happen again this year with the help of your donations.

   

To become a Sponsor or to request a Donation Box for your Business contact Fire Marshal/Division Chief Jennifer McDowell at (951) 826-5737 or Fire Public Education Coordinator Gina Perez at (951) 826-5334

Donations will be distributed locally by the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at community centers located throughout the City of Riverside. Visit: RiversideCA.gov/Park_Rec for information. Registrations will only be accepted in person and identification / proof of residency will be required. Registration is not a guarantee and is subject to review and availability.