Two of the City’s many toy drives delivered joy for Christmas.

For the Children

Many City departments sponsored toy drives this year. (Let us know about yours, so we can list it this year: 2020 was a hard holiday season for everyone due to the coronavirus, but City departments kept coming through.

Here are two toy drives that we were tracking at Public Works/Sanitation and Environment at press time: the Hyperion bike drive, the West Valley Yard’s annual giveaway.

Thanks to all who donated, and to the crews who made it happen.

Hyperion Maintenance Section/LAFD Spark of Love

For the 18th year, Hyperion’s Maintenance Section collected, assembled and donated bikes. This year on Dec. 16, 166 bikes went to the LAFD’s Spark of Love toy drive. Outstanding!

West Valley Sanitation

West Valley Sanitation’s Brian Sibert and his crew have been collecting toys before Christmas for more than a decade. They work with the neighboring Guadalupe Center for distribution. The yard delivered the toys to the Guadalupe Center on Dec. 16.