As the shopping clock runs down, and you hurry about from store to store, consider one more deadline: Christmas Eve is the last day to donate a gift to the Spark of Love toy drive.
South Pasadena Firefighter Daniel Dunn said they've collected some unwrapped toys, but wanted to remind folks that the boxes at the fire house, police station and city hall could use a few more. Toys will be donated to local families and charities, he said.
And for those who've dropped off a gift, Dunn has this message for you: "On behalf of the South Pasadena Fire Department thank you for your continued support.''
The local fire department is coordinating with ABC7, CVS Drugstores and other Southland Fire Departments for the annual drive. The collected toys will be distributed locally.