Riverside County Professional Firefighters Benevolent Fund

Shop with a Firefighter “

2024 Information will be announced when more program information is available.  

Shop Dates:

  • December  2024 – Target Stores 
  • Shopping continues to occur as additional needs arise with in Riverside County.

Sponsor: RCPFBF Shop with Firefighter Fundraising Letter

Member: RCPFBF Donation Letter – Shop w FF- Members 2023

Dear CAL FIRE Riverside, RCFD & Local 2881 Members, Family and Friends,

Believe it or not the Christmas season is upon us once again. The Riverside County Professional Firefighters Benevolent Fund, with the support of CAL FIRE Riverside County Fire Chief, Bill Weiser has always taken an interest in helping others. We have established a tradition that has become extremely fulfilling and rewarding over the years. “Shop with a Firefighter”. This is your opportunity to help children in need.

Through a carefully selected screening process set forth by the Riverside County Child Protective Services Department, our goal is to partner firefighters with a minimum of 100 children. Each youth will receive a $250.00 gift card of which $200.00 must be used to purchase clothing, school supplies or personal necessities. The remaining $50.00 may go towards toys, personal interest, or gifts for their family. Any remaining funds will be returned to the benevolent fund.

This year’s events will be held at the Eastvale, Menifee and La Quinta Target Stores. On December 3rd, 10th, and 11th we will need CAL FIRE Riverside, RCFD & Local 2881 members to help partner with youth to act as chaperones for these events. All CAL FIRE Riverside, RCFD & Local 2881 members willing to act as chaperones will need to contact that day’s event coordinator. Firefighters need to arrive at their designated location on the day of the event with most events lasting 2-3 hours.

Target Store – La Quinta – December TBA, 2024 – 0930-1300, Kickoff @ 1000
Event Day Coordinator: Matt Brandt 951-992-9438

Target Store – Eastvale – December TBA. 2024 – 0930-1300, Kickoff @ 1000
Event Day Coordinator: Alex Paul: 951-627-0418

Target Store – Menifee – December TBA. 2024 –0930-1300, Kickoff @ 1000
Event Day Coordinator: Scott & Kelly Philippbar: 951-238-7778

We realize that many of your budgets may be tight, especially during the holiday season and asking you to give a little more, might be asking a lot so we only ask to give if you can, even just a little.  Here is a list of ways you can give this holiday season:

  1. A financial donation towards “Shop with a Fire Fighter”.
  2. Your time shopping with a child in need. (Fire Department personnel only)
  3. A donation to the Riv. Co Professional Firefighters Benevolent Fund.

All donations can be made by going to the CALFIRE L2881 Riversides web page at www.RCPFBF.com, by mail to the Union Hall, or by contacting Matt Brandt at [email protected] or 951-992-9438.  All donations are tax deductible under our 501C3.   A donation receipt will be sent to all donors for your taxes.

For verification and sponsorship information, please call (951) 992-9438 or at our web page at www.RCPFBF.com .

Happy Holidays,

Gad Amith, Director

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