Through the generosity of Long Beach businesses, residents, and charitable organizations, the LBFD Spark of Love program is able to provide toys for roughly 400 individual families and over 20 different large community groups each year. This positive interaction with the Fire Department builds goodwill within our community, and provides kids with positive role models. Toys are collected throughout December at various city events, from businesses and schools, and from residents who drop off toys at our fire stations.
This program runs as a result of numerous volunteer hours put forth by our LBFD firefighters, lifeguards, Ambassadors, and citizens. Deliveries are made throughout the month of December, culminating in our CODE 3 Delivery Day when fire trucks and volunteer elves parade through the city with Santa in his fire engine sleigh delivering the abundance of toys.
Toy Warehouse Volunteer Schedule
The Toy Warehouse is located at 2760 Studebaker in the Parks & Recreation Service Yard. Turn in the first driveway on your right, just north of Willow and before Barrios Street. Make an immediate left into the Service Yard. There is now a security gate, so call for entry. Look for the “Spark of Love” Toy Drive sign and double warehouse doors.
Hours subject to change based on workload. PLEASE CALL 562-977 TOYS (8697) before coming to insure we are open and there is work to be done. Often time, we are out on errands or have completed efforts for the day.