December’s Season of Celebrations & Sharing with Toys For Tots...Give Freely

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©  December’s Season of Celebrations & Sharing by Stuffing the Bus & Meeting Garth Kemp©

Today, I took 2 unwrapped toys to the “Spark of Love” Toy Drive sponsored by Channel 7. Garth Kemp, The Christmas Elf for Channel 7, ABC, was there to greet all the kids and adults. The Ontario Police Dept, Ontario Fire Dept, and of course Santa Clause was there!

 I arrived at 11:30 AM and they already had 3 full buses and I put my presents on the 4th bus. There was a steady stream of cars pulling in to drop of gifts.

 This was the bus I boarded to drop off my toys. This nice Fireman was here to help me. Very Cute!

Here is the bus driver; a cute green


Here I am dropping off my two bags; 1 girl gift and 1 boy gift.


Here is one of the 3 buses already full.


Here is Garth Kemp, the Christmas Elf and he does a great job. The kids love him and all want a photo with him. He seems to be as popular as Santa today anyway.

This bus is one of the full ones. Amazing how many toys they will collect by the end of the day. By the end of the day they should have 8 full buses! WOW that will be a lot of toys for many girls and boys in the Inland Empire.

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. You can also drop off at any Fire Dept. or any CVS Pharmacy. PLEASE GIVE..…for the kids!

Friday December 2, 2011

Mathis Brothers Furniture

4105 E. Inland Empire Blvd.

Ontario, CA 91764


Stop by until 6:30 p.m.

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 deserving children in our communities.

You can see this event from the Interstate 10 at the Milliken or Haven exit.



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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Now that's one full sleigh!  Good job.......

Dec 02, 2011 11:05 AM #1
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi John,

Lot of toys for boys and girls. This is so exciting. I am watching ABC Channel 7 news right now and watching Garth still at the site. Plus Mathis Brothers just donated $25,000 to buy more toys. How exciting. I felt so good just going to this event and giving my 2 gifts.

Dec 02, 2011 11:22 AM #2
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

One word: Awesome.


Hope all is well Kristin.

Dec 02, 2011 12:30 PM #3
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

HI Patty,

 I appreciate your comments. I am busy working on the Christmas card contest. Happy Holidays and have a great weekend.

Dec 02, 2011 12:34 PM #4
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Before this new challenge started, I was going to blog about 25 days of giving.  And, I still will.  But, I got sidetracked by donating my own time the past two days to the Crow River Senior Center.  But, Toys for Tots is still one of my favorites, and I will blog more about that tomorrow.  

Great job!!!!  And, THANK YOU!

Dec 02, 2011 01:21 PM #5
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Congratulations on what appears to be a VERY successful toy drive! Way to Pay it Forward!

Dec 02, 2011 02:08 PM #6
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Suzanne,

I am sure your posts will be read by many people who will remember to give to the less fortunate. There is so many that is is so hard to pick. But I  always figure that Christmas is for the kids so that's where I take my gifts. I will get a nice warm throw and something and take to the senior citizen center in our community too.

Thanks for stopping and Happy Holidays. I will check out your blog too.


Dec 02, 2011 02:52 PM #7
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Joni

, Nice to hear from you this evening. It seems like everyone is busy making cards and posting about charities. We are such a great group and it will certainly help all over the country. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 02, 2011 02:58 PM #8
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

What fantastic photos!!! I think I have seen that elf around here as well..............

Dec 19, 2011 07:31 AM #9
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Barbara-Jo,

That elf is busy taking care of kids all over the US. The elves have to help Santa out. Thanks for stopping and Happy Holidays.

Dec 19, 2011 08:11 AM #10
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