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

Published: 11/23/2020




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 10 to December 24, 2020. 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

This year due to COVID-19 restrictions the city will designate 7 community centers where you can drop off any new, unwrapped toys, sports equipment, blankets and gift cards for underserved children and teens (0-16 yrs. old) see locations listed below.

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.

 

New Unwrapped Toys & Sports Equipment Drop Off Locations - Days/Times:

 

MON & THURS = 9am-12pm

TUES & WED = 4pm -6pm

FRI= 1pm -4pm

 

Call Parks, Recreation & Community Services at (951) 826-5746 for info

 

Other Ways To Donate

  • Place a Donation/ Collection Box for us at your business.
  • Make a monetary/ gift card donation.
  • Become a Sponsor
    • Red Hot Sponsor $500+ in monetary/gift card donations

    • Green Sponsor $300+ in monetary/gift card donations

    • Silver Sponsor $250+ in monetary/gift card donations

  • Make a monetary/ gift card donation.

Monetary donations can be made payable to RCFF (Riverside City Firefighters Foundation) a 501c3 Organization (Fed. Tax ID #46-1442468.)

To become a sponsor or make a donation contact:

Fire Marshal/Division Chief Jennifer McDowell (951) 602-0812 JMcdowell@riversideca.gov

Fire Administrative Assistant Barbara Hunter at (951) 826-5737

 

* Donations will be distributed locally by the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at designated 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.