Kicking off the holiday season, the Santa Monica Airport Association is excited to renew its charitable giving partnership with the Santa Monica Fire Department. The SMAA’s continued participation enables the local drive to more than double the number of collection points and add hundreds of gifts for Santa Monica’s neediest children.

Especially wanted are toys, games, books, school supplies and other items appropriate for ages ranging from young kids to teens aged 14-18. The SMFD has asked that all donations be unwrapped and valued at $10 or more.

Four Santa Monica Airport locations have volunteered to sponsor donation boxes. Donations can be made now thru December 23rd at the Santa Monica Museum of Flying (3021 Airport Ave.), Pilot Outfitters at the Barker Hanger (3100 Airport Ave.), Typhoon Restaurant (3221 Donald Douglas Loop South) and Atlantic Aviation Inc., (2828 Donald Douglas Loop North).

“The Santa Monica Airport Association looks forward to working with the Santa Monica Fire Department on the Spark of Love Toy Drive again this year and in the years to come. Building on last year’s success, we expect our generous airport community to again increase the number of gifts donated to this worthy cause,” SMAA presdient Bill Worden said.

“Please give generously to the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Help Santa Monica’s needy children and teens have a happy holiday season,” he concluded.

The Santa Monica Airport Association is an all-volunteer organization that conducts activities and projects that promote and improve General Aviation and the Santa Monica Municipal Airport. For over 45 years, the SMAA has supported youth programs and other charitable activities that benefit the communities surrounding the airport.

— Submitted by Santa Monica Airport Association