Sixth grade students at Cedarcreek Elementary School traveled to The Getty Center Monday to participate in the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive.
“Our district was selected by Spark of Love in that they wanted greater participation from the North County area including Palmdale and Lancaster. I selected Cedarcreek as a Title 1 representative school with an opportunity to visit the Getty and enjoy the event,” Saugus Union School District Superintendent Joan Lucid said. [Cedarcreek Principal] Robin Payre was amazing in coordinating all the logistics to make the event happen.”
This was the first year the Saugus District was invited to participate in the event.
“All sixth graders from Cedarcreek were invited and 36 participated,” Lucid said.
Throughout its 25-year tenure, the Spark of Love Toy Drive—sponsored by the Los Angeles County Firefighters and ABC7—has collected more than 10 million toys for underserved children and teens.
During the event, the 36 students were allowed to take one of these toys home to enjoy during the holiday season.
“They were toys that were donated by Spark of Love, it is a fire-department driven toy drive,” said Lee Morell, public information officer for the Saugus Union School District. “As part of the visit, they were allowed to each take a toy from the Spark of Love donation area.”
The students were also provided with a free lunch and snack to enjoy on the way home from the event.
Cedarcreek Principal Robin Payre also received a new bike to use as a special gift at the elementary school.
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