“Shop with a Firefighter “
2016 Shop with a Firefighter – Event Photos
Dear CALFIRE 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 CALFIRE Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins, 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 $200.00 gift card of which $150.00 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 La Quinta and Menifee Target Stores. On December 8th and December 16th we will need CALFIRE Members to help partner with youth to act as chaperones for these events. All CALFIRE Members willing to act as chaperones will need to contact Brad Moore at b.moore@rvcfireL2881.org. 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 8th, 2018 – 0900-1200
Target Store – Menifee – December 16th. 2018 –1000-1300
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:
A financial donation towards “Shop with a Fire Fighter”.
Your time shopping with a child in need. (Fire Department personnel only)
A donation to the Riv. Co Professional Firefighters Benevolent Fund.
Donations can be made by clicking on the link below, by mail to the RCPFBF, or by contacting Matt Brandt at m.brandt@rvcfireL2881.org or 951-992-9438. All donations are tax deductible under our 501C3. A donation receipt will be sent to all donors with our EIN number for your taxes.
Wishing You & Yours a Happy Holiday,