Ontario firefighters prepare for toy drive

The Ontario Fire Department will kick-off the Spark of Love Toy with ABC-7 on Nov. 30 at Mathis Brothers. The event is a collaboration of ABC-Channel 7, Omnitrans and the department.

Spark of Love is a five-county effort during which toys and games are collected for underserved children and teens in the Southland.

For years, Inland Empire residents have visited Ontario Mills for Spark of Love ‘s Stuff-a-Bus toy drive. Last year’s event was held in the parking lot of Mathis Brothers Furniture store, which donated $25,000 worth of toys. The furniture store will be participating again.

Capt. Marty Perez said this has been the 20th year the department has participated in the drive. Look for the Fire Department along with the TV crew from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in front of Mathis Brothers, 4105 Inland Empire Blvd., Ontario.

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