The Southern California Chevelle Camino Club (SCCCC) teams up with the Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) for a toy drive to benefit Spark of Love. Come on by the ADM on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 12 – 4 pm and help load up an El Camino with toys.
Spark of Love originally began as “Toys for Needy Children,” a local program started in 1976 by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) and the LAFD Sertoma club. In 1992, it was decided to develop the program into something larger: a regional toy drive among fire departments in the five counties surrounding Los Angeles. An advisory council of both firefighters and staff from TV station ABC7 now oversee the program, now known as Spark of Love.
Families that have experienced a sudden catastrophic loss are identified in advance to be candidates of Spark of Love by established community and child service organizations. A local fire station crew accompanies Santa Claus to deliver gifts to these deserving children whenever possible. Within Los Angeles, the LAFD provides logistical support, while the LAFD Sertoma club offers the necessary mechanism to receive tax deductible contributions, make corporate contributions, and coordinate volunteers. All said, Spark of Love provides a positive role model for children, builds goodwill within the community, and allows firefighters the opportunity to reintroduce important fire safety lessons during the holiday season.
The success of Camino Christmas – and Spark of Love – relies upon the goodwill of people like you. Your donation of a new, unwrapped toy or sporting good will be gratefully accepted by the SCCCC. In recent years the Spark of Love toy drive has netted over half a million toys within the five counties of metro Los Angeles, but infant and teen items often come up short. The following are suggested teen items:
Basketballs, soccer balls and football
Hot iron tools
Come to the ADM and join us for a Camino Christmas as we fill the bed of an El Camino with toys for Spark of Love.
Saturday, December 14th from 12 – 4 pm
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