20th Spark of Love ‘Stuff a Bus’ Toy Drive on Dec. 7, 2012
The 20th annual ‘Stuff a Bus Toy Drive’ takes place this Friday on Dec 7, 2012 from 4:30 am to 6:30 pm. Garth Kemp from ABC Channel 7 news will be hosting as the ‘Christmas Elf’. This is a joint venture of the ABC, Southern California Firefighters, and Omnitrans.
Spark of Love event collects unwrapped toys for boys and girls and are placed into the buses. The toys are given to children in Los Angeles. Last year 600,000 toys were collected in LA and San Bernardino County and given out to 3,000 families.
Last week, I drove in the pouring rain to Ontario, CA and everyone was drenched and under easy-ups but the buses were filling up. By the time they shut down at 6:30 pm, they had over 7 1/2 buses full of toys. The rain did not stop the generosity of the community. The presents are donated locally to the county where the event is held.
Last year I attended the Ontario Event on Dec. 2, 2011 and it was a big success. Read my article last year - December’s Season of Celebrations & Sharing with Toys For Tots...Give Freely. In 2011, over 40 buses were loaded up at six locations. Santa and many parents really need a little help getting toys to all the boys and girls this year.
Community members can participate by bringing a toy to the “Stuff a Bus” event, or they may drop off a toy at Omnitrans offices, local fire stations or CVS Pharmacy Stores.
Santa, Buster (Omnitrans mascot), Firemen with their trucks, a mobile truck with video games, and Garth the Elf will all be at the ‘Cerritos Center’ so bring the kids down for a great time.
If you cannot make it tomorrow, buy a couple of presents and drop them off at any CVS Pharmacy or local Fire Dept in your area.
PLEASE GIVE..…for the kids!
Friday December 7, 2012
The Los Cerritos Center – Shopping Mall
239 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos CA
4:30 am- 6:30 pm