Here are a few groups accepting toy donations

This "Spark of Love" toy collection bin is located just inside the entrance to City Hall. Credit: Donna Kupke

Spark of Love Toy Drive

ABC7 and Southern California Firefighters are celebrating the 21st year of the "Spark of Love Toy Drive." Over the past two decades, the “Spark of Love Toy Drive” has successfully collected more than 7.5 million toys for underserved children and teens. Donations of any size help ABC7 and the Southland's firefighters make a difference in a child's life during the holidays.

Canyon Lake residents are invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment at Fire Station 60 on vacation Drive or any fire station. Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. until December 24. Donations also may be dropped off at City Hall during business hours.

Toys for Tots

California Styles Salon is the official drop-off location for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

California Styles is located at 31610-5 Railroad Canyon Rd. (toward the back right side of the Towne Center). For more information, call 951-244-5566.

Toys for Mexicali

A.M. Furniture is collecting toys for the children in villages around Mexicali, Mexico. Please drop off new and unwrapped toys at A.M. Furniture, next to the POA offices in the Towne Center, any day of the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through December 14. For more information, call 951-244-2808.