Fullerton, Ca – Santa is looking for your help. The Orange County Toy Collaborative and the Fullerton Firefighters are joining their counterparts across the county in appealing to citizens to donate new, unwrapped toy to ensure every underprivileged child receives a gift.
The Collaborative, through their warehouse, supports the holiday toy drives of numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Orange County Firefighters’ “Spark of Love Toy Drive,” the Marine Corps’ “Toys for Tots,” Orange County Social Services’ “Operation Santa Claus” and the St. Vincent de Paul holiday charities programs.
Warehouse officials said they will be unable to fill the requests for less fortunate children here in Orange County this holiday season unless additional donations are received.
According to Fullerton Fire Marshal, Julie Kunze, “Because of the great need resulting from the poor economy, the firefighters are hoping for early donations to ensure that the toy warehouse will be able to fill all toy requests before the holidays.”
Donations may be dropped off to any fire station or at the Fullerton City Hall as soon as possible. Deadline for donations is Dec. 21.
Fullerton’s fire stations are: Station 1, 312 E. Commonwealth Ave.; Station 2, 1732 W. Valencia Drive; Station 3, 700 S. Acacia Ave.; Station 4, 3251 N. Harbor Blvd.; Station 5, 2555 Yorba Linda Blvd.; and Station 6, 2691 Rosecrans Ave. The Fullerton City hall is located at 303 West Commonwealth Ave.
The “Spark of Love” Toy Drive is sponsored by ABC7 television and fire departments in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Further information about the “Spark of Love” Toy Drive may be obtained by calling the Fire Prevention Division of the Fullerton Fire Department at (714) 738-6500.
Persons requiring special accommodations to bring toy donations to one of the fire stations are asked to contact the Fire Prevention Division.