Press
Release
City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317

12/12/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #21613
Subject :

Fullerton Fire Fighters Appeal for Toys for Needy Children through "Spark of Love"
Contact :Fullerton Fire Department    (714) 738-6500
Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317
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.

“Due to the later dates of Thanksgiving this year, we are pressed to fill the toy requests for 'Spark of Love’” commented Fullerton Fire Marshal, Julie Kunze. She added, “the sooner the toys arrive, the sooner we can get them into the hands of the children.”

Donations may be dropped off to any fire station or at the Fullerton City Hall as soon as possible. Deadline for donations is at 5:00 pm on Dec. 23.

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.



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