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Spark of Love: Holiday Toy Express Train rolls into Anaheim

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The spirit of giving was strong Saturday afternoon in Anaheim, where a crowd gathered to stuff a train full of toys for underprivileged children as part of the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive.

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The event to collect unwrapped toys was held at the Metrolink Station from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Holiday Toy Express Train rolled into the station about 4:30 p.m. decorated with 50,000 lights and Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus on board.

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ABC7's Ric Romero, Leticia Juarez, Rob McMillan, Alysha Del Valle were also on hand to take photos and sign autographs.

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You can also drop off new toys at any CVS/pharmacy or fire station, or donate online

"Like" ABC7 on Facebook this holiday season and $1 goes to the spark of love toy drive! You'll even get a personalized message from Garth Kemp, the Eyewitness News elf!

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 underserved children in our communities.

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

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