Make an underprivileged child’s holiday season a little brighter by donating a new, unwrapped toy to any fire station in Orange County.
The Spark of Love toy program kicks off November 29th and is unique by being a part of the Orange County Toy Collaborative. The Orange County Toy Collaborative is comprised of every fire agency in Orange County, the United States Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" Program, the Orange County Social Services "Operation Santa Claus" Program, and St. Vincent de Paul. All of these entities work together to bring toys to disadvantaged children within Orange County. You can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any fire station in Orange County from November 29th through December 24th.
Santa's Coming! New Paintings for the Holiday's ... Santa Watchin' the Clock 30x40 Original Oil by Barb Ross
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Each year ... The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on the generous donations of the American public and our corporate partners to deliver gifts to children. You can make a difference by supporting the Toys for Tots Drive in your community.
The following tips will help you choose appropriate toys this holiday season -- and all year round:
Select toys to suit the age, abilities, skills, and interest level of the intended child. Toys too advanced may pose safety hazards to younger children.
For infants, toddlers, and all children who still mouth objects, avoid toys with small parts which could pose a fatal choking hazard.
For all children under age eight, avoid toys that have sharp edges and points.
Do not purchase electric toys with heating elements for children under age eight.
Be a label reader. Look for labels that give age recommendations and use that information as a guide.
Look for sturdy construction, such as tightly secured eyes, noses, and other potential small parts.
Check instructions for clarity. They should be clear to you, and when appropriate, to the child.
Discard plastic wrappings on toys immediately, which can cause suffocation, before they become deadly playthings.
TOYS FOR TOTS DROP OFF LOCATIONS
Inter-Faith Family Assistance Ministries Go to: Family-Assistance.Org
November is Toy Safety Awareness Month 30x40 Oil Painting by Barb Ross
ORIGINAL Fine Art by Beach Cities local Artists, Artisans and Musicians from the South Orange County Coast, CA - San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, the Laguna's, the Viejo's and the Rancho's