Spark of Love Toy Drive

The Fire Departments of Ventura County team up each year for the Spark of Love Holiday Toy Drive. Your Ventura, Oxnard, and Ventura County firefighters collect toy donations for distribution to local children in need to help provide a happier holiday experience.

The 2022 Holiday Season

This year, the Spark of Love Toy Drive is a collaboration with Ventura City Fire, Ventura County Fire, Oxnard Fire, ABC 7, Food Share of Ventura County, and various other agencies.

This special community campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Ventura County. In 2022, we are also supporting Food Share in the fight against hunger in our county. Food Share will be providing boxes of food to families served thru this year's toy drive. Non-perishable food can also be donated at any participating location.

Ways to Donate:

  1. Drop off your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment and non-perishable food items at the Ventura Fire Department Headquarters located at 1425 Dowell Drive in Ventura.
    • Fire stations in Ventura are not drop-off locations this year, and will not be collecting toys or food donations.
  2. Bring your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to any participating business. Find all participating businesses throughout Ventura County here.
  3. Donate online through the Ventura Fire Foundation. All proceeds are tax deductible and will go towards buying toys from local, small businesses.

“The holiday season is a time of giving, and in Ventura, a city full of compassion, generosity, and empathy, our true goal is not to collect the most toys but to spread the most joy. The need for holiday cheer is greater than ever and Spark of Love is only possible due to the ongoing generosity of thousands of people in our community." - Fire Chief David Endaya