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Garth the Elf helps Stuff-A-Bus in Anaheim

Friday, December 17, 2010
Generous residents braved the rainy weather to help stuff almost seven buses full of toys at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Thanks to generous residents, we passed our record of six full buses at the Stuff-A-Bus event in Anaheim. Garth the Elf gets some help from Lana in Stuffing-A-Bus full of toys at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Some students at Garden Park Elementary School helped collect toys for the Stuff-A-Bus campaign. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait stopped by the Stuff-A-Bus event at the Honda Center, bringing a bunch of toys for kids. The Anaheim Ducks donated more than 2,000 toys at the Stuff-A-Bus event at their home, the Honda Center. Students from Canyon Rim Elementary School in Anaheim Hills collected tons of toys for the Stuff-A-Bus campaign. Workers from Groove Radio bring toys to help Garth the Elf Stuff-A-Bus at the Honda Center on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. Kids showed up with bright-colored umbrellas to help Garth the Elf Stuff-A-Bus at the Honda Center on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. A teacher brought a group of students to help Garth the Elf Stuff-A-Bus at the Honda Center on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. The Orange County Regional Mounted Enforcement Unit joined Garth the Elf at the Honda Center on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. ABC7s Dave Kunz joined Garth the Elf to help Stuff-A-Bus at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.

Here's your chance to make the holidays special for less-fortunate children. Our annual Spark of Love Toy Drive is under way.

Residents came out early to help ABC7's Garth Kemp (dressed as a giant elf) Stuff-A-Bus full of toys at The Honda Center in Anaheim. All day people stopped by the Honda Center, located at 2695 East Katella Ave., dropping off new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment for less fortunate children.

Disney on Ice members were on hand early Friday with 50 Mickey plush toys for the event, and Disney on Ice tickets were being handed out to those who brought an unwrapped gift.

JAKKS Pacific shows up to every event each year with loads of toys, and this year was no different. The company donated 10,000 pieces of toys to the Anaheim Stuff-A-Bus event, bringing the total donated gifts this year up to 28,000.

If you would still like to help, you can also drop off new toys at any CVS/pharmacy or fire station, or donate online.

For 18 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.

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