|Wild Wing with Garth Kemp of ABC7 in one of the busses.
The annual Stuff-A-Bus (benefitting Spark of Love Toy Drive) was conducted Friday at Honda Center, with more than 15,000 toys collected, filling five buses completely full.
Ducks players Jonas Hiller
and Dan Sexton
helped in the collection Friday evening for an event that ran from 4:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. The Anaheim Stuff-A-Bus is presented by ABC7 and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in conjunction with Honda Center and the Ducks. The Anaheim Stuff-A-Bus was ABC7's largest collection point for the entire Southern California region this holiday season.
The public was encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys and sporting equipment to the parking lot at Honda Center.
|Five busses were filled with more than 15,000 collected toys. |
“Each and every year we are astounded by the generosity of our Orange County community,” said Wendy Yamagishi, Director of Community Relations. “And as an organization, we feel privileged to play a small part in helping area children experience joy this holiday season.”
Garth Kemp of the ABC7 Morning News was on-site to greet the public and broadcast live throughout the day. Toys collected will be distributed to children in the local community.
“For those of us blessed to celebrate a plentiful holiday, this is a great opportunity to lend a helping hand to those in need,” said OCTA Chairman Peter Buffa. “By donating a single toy, you can bring some much needed cheer to an Orange County child.”
For 18 years, ABC7 and firefighters from Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties have come together to support the Spark of Love toy drive for the children in our communities.