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Stuff-A-Bus at Anaheim Honda Center supports toy drive

Friday, December 16, 2011
Anaheim firefighters help fill up the ninth bus, a record for the Stuff-A-Bus event at the Honda Center. One KISS fan dressed up as Santa and donated a trunk full of toys to Fridays Stuff-A-Bus event in Anaheim. The Rubys girls from Rubys Diner in Orange brought toys to Fridays Stuff-A-Bus in Anaheim. A 9-year-old boy brought puzzles and toys to help Stuff-A-Bus at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. The children of Canyon Rim Elementary in Anaheim spent a week collecting toys for Fridays Stuff-A-Bus event at the Honda Center. Local businesses across Orange County showed up in force Friday to help Garth Stuff-A-Bus in Anaheim. The Anaheim Ducks dropped off cars full of toys to help Garth the Elf Stuff-A-Bus in Anaheim on Friday. Our friends from JAKKS Pacific brought a U-Haul full of toys to help Garth the Elf Stuff-A-Bus in Anaheim. The Stuff-A-Bus event at the Honda Center in Anaheim attracted donors ranging from kids to even dogs on Friday. The O.C. Regional Mounted Enforcement Unit donated bags of toys to help Garth Stuff-A-Bus in Anaheim Friday.

Here's your chance to make the holidays special for less-fortunate children. Join us on the last leg of our Spark of Love Toy Drive.

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Residents helped ABC7's resident elf Garth Kemp Stuff-A-Bus full of toys at the Honda Center in Anaheim, bringing new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment for children.

The Friday event, which ends at 6:30 p.m., is our last Stuff-A-Bus drive of 2011.

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Area residents woke up bright and early and brought loads of toys for the cause. The event drew residents of all ages from across the Southland.

Our friends at the Flightdeck Air Combat Center brought toy planes and other goodies. Health insurance company Aetna also dropped by with toys as well as a check for $5,000 to support the cause.

Also among the generous donors was Ben's Asphalt. Their crew hauled in a truck full of toys they've been collecting all season.

Teachers from Guinn Elementary School also joined in the effort by donating soccer balls, stuffed animials and dolls.

Need a little push to donate? Our friends at Disney on Ice are offering a free voucher to one of their shows for those who bring an unwrapped toy to Friday's event.

Plus, when you 'Like' ABC7 on Facebook, $1 will be donated to the Spark of Love Toy Drive, thanks to our partners. They have committed to matching every like on the ABC7 Facebook page with a dollar donation. Our friends on Facebook have already led to nearly $61,000 in donations. If you already like us on Facebook, encourage your friends to join you!

Like ABC7 on Facebook and $1 donation is made to Spark of Love Toy Drive

You can also text "ABC7" to 80100 to donate $5 to the Spark of Love Toy Drive. The donation will appear on your mobile phone bill.

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For 19 years, ABC7 and firefighters from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, along with the Los Angeles City Fire Department, have joined forces to run the Spark of Love Toy Drive. This campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for the under served children in our communities.

Toys collected in the respective counties are distributed locally. Last year alone, Spark of Love collected over 500,000 toys within all five counties and we want to top that total this year, so please help the firefighter's ignite a spark of love in a child's heart.

Photo slideshow from this year's Stuff-A-Bus events

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