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Pasadena Fire Department

Spark of Love Toy Drive

 Spark of Love  

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Every year, thousands of children experience a Christmas morning with no gifts to open.
To help bring joy to children, the Pasadena Fire Department, ABC7 and Southland Firefighters have partnered for twenty-two consecutive years of the “Spark of Love Toy Drive”. With the love and support from sponsors and viewers, thousands of children will be able to enjoy a new toy this Holiday season.

This year’s toy drive will run from November 10th thru December 24th.   If you’re fortunate enough to be able to give back to your local community, join the Pasadena Fire Department and ABC 7 to make this a joyous holiday season for those less fortunate. Just drop off a gift at your local fire station. If you prefer, you can donate on line at https://www.calfund.org/page.aspx?pid=622 and the shopping will be done for you. If you can’t get to a fire station, visit one of our community partners and use their collection box.

Help us celebrate our 22nd year by igniting the “Spark of Love” this holiday season with the donation of an unwrapped toy or sports equipment to a needy child. Gift certificates are also a great idea. If you are interested in participating with the collection of toys or want more information please contact the Pasadena Fire Department: Sean English (626) 744-4636 or Lisa Derderian (626) 744-7276

The collection sites in Pasadena are:

Fire Stations:  

  • Pasadena Fire Station 31, 135 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
  • Pasadena Fire Station 32, 2424 E Villa St.
  • Pasadena Fire Station 34, 1360 E Del Mar Blvd.
  • Pasadena Fire Station 36, 1140 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
  • Pasadena Fire Station 37, 3430 E Foothill Blvd.
  • Pasadena Fire Station 38, 1150 Linda Vista 
  • Pasadena Fire Station 39, 50 So. Avenue 64
  • Pasadena Fire Department, 215 N. Marengo Ave. #195

Community partners:   

  • Victory Park
  • First Tee Pasadena (Brookside GC)
  • Pasadena Central Library
  • San Rafael Neighborhoods Association
  • The Ruth Group
  • Operating Engineers
  • Pasadena Water and Power
  • Pasadena Public Health Dept.
  • Frostig Center
  • Bank of Manhattan
  • Synopsis, Inc. (Optical Solutions Group)
  • Chancellor Place
  • Paseo Colorado
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Honda of Pasadena
  • Office of the City Manager
  • Zumba of Pasadena
  • SanseiSkeet
  • Pasadena Roving Archers
  • Peet’s Coffee
  • Church of Scientology
  • Happy Sunshine Daycare
  • Pasadena Public Works
  • CIM Group
  • Robin’s Restaurant
  • PNC Bank
  • Pasadena Federal Credit Union


Suggested Gift Ideas:

Gifts for Babies: 0-1 year 

  • Toys (new)
  • Books
  • Crib toys
  • Nested container toys
  • Soft toys
  • Rattles
  • Noisemakers
  • Teething rings
  • Bibs

Gifts for toddlers: 2-4 years 

  • Sippy cups
  • Toys (new)
  • Blocks (big)
  • Butcher paper
  • Crayons
  • Dolls
  • Big Wheels
  • Leggos
  • Purses
  • Puzzles (big wooden)
  • Stuffed Animals
  • bubbles
  • Construction paper
  • Games
  • Glue sticks
  • Playdough
  • Push toys
  • Sit and ride toys
  • Stickers (non-holiday)
  • Pencil holders
  • Books on tape
  • Dora / Diego toys
  • Spongebob

Gifts for children: 5-12 

  • Backpacks
  • Barbie / Ken dolls
  • Books
  • Cars (Matchbox)
  • Remote control cars
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Coloring books
  • Doctor / Nurse set
  • Board games
  • Models (prepainted / snap)
  • Stuffed animals
  • Basket ball - Nerf ball
  • Purses
  • Camera (disposable)
  • Glitter
  • Pedal cars
  • Glue sticks
  • Tempera Paint
  • Doll stroller / carts
  • Tea / Baking set
  • Trike / bicycle
  • Paint brushes
  • Transformers
  • Dolls (multiethnic)


More ideas 

  • Toys (new)
  • Art sets
  • Model kits (complete)
  • Board games
  • Jewelry and boxes
  • Football / basketball
  • Soccer ball
  • Watches
  • Manicure sets
  • Backpacks
  • Movies / videos
  • Disposable cameras
  • Diaries
  • Wallets / purses

Other ideas 

  • Gift certificates
  • Gift cards


 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 11/12/2014 10:00:00 AM