From left are McDonald’s franchisee Nicole Harper Rawlins, Stevie Wonder and Adai Lamar. (Courtesy photo)

McDonald’s hosted “Stuff a Bus” toy drives at several locations in Los Angeles in partnership with radio station KJLH for Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys on Friday, Dec. 15.

Friends, families and local community groups like the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the LA Sparks and more came out to donate carloads full of toys for SoCal children and their families during this holiday season.

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The legendary Stevie Wonder himself made a special guest appearance and performance in the parking lots at each participating McDonald’s location playing a few holiday tunes live for event attendees and thoroughly surprising the day’s drive-thru customers!

KJLH’s Adai Lamar asked, “Did you ever think you’d have Mr. Stevie Wonder singing in your drive-thru?”

“Never!” replied McDonald’s owner/operator Nicole Harper Rawlins at the McDonald’s Imperial in Inglewood.

Many toys fill the bus at the event. (Courtesy photo)

KJLH deejays battled it out to see which McDonald’s location could gather the most donations and fill the most buses with toys as they broadcasted live from the four participating McDonald’s locations in Los Angeles.

“Come on out, help the families in need by donating a new, unwrapped toy. We’re gonna be the best here today—we’re gonna fill up that bus,” exclaimed McDonald’s owner/operator Andrew Chang at the McDonald’s on La Brea and Obama Blvd. with KJLH host Tammi Mac.

The daylong events featured an array of entertainment and special guests including local elected officials like City Councilwoman Dione Faulk, City Councilwoman Heather Hutt, Mayor of Gardena Tasha Cerda and Senator Steven Bradford; music and entertainment from local radio station KJLH; giveaways and games for the families.

The participating McDonald’s locations were at 2900 Imperial in Inglewood, 3602 S. La Brea Blvd. in Los Angeles, 4292 Crenshaw Blvd. in the Leimert Park neighborhood of L.A., and 21836 S. Avalon Blvd. in Carson.

Volunteers participated in House Full of Toys: Stuff a Bus. (Courtesy photo)
Free bikes were given out at the toy drive. (Courtesy photo)