Project Fire Buddies
Project Fire Buddies Loves To Bring Joy
When fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances pull up to a house with their lights on and sirens blaring, you might expect the worst, but Project Fire Buddies is turning those lights and sirens into signals of joy. With the help of generous volunteers, partners, and donors, Project Fire Buddies brings cheer to children with cancer and other serious illnesses.
We do everything it takes to make them smile
Our first responder volunteers go all out when it comes to the cause. They show up for the kids during the holidays, running an annual Christmas toy drive and bringing Halloween candy to kids who are too sick to trick-or-treat. When Project Fire Buddies mobilizes, it’s not unusual to see a dozen police officers, firefighters, and a favorite cartoon character jump out of emergency vehicles carrying piles of donated goodies for a fire buddy and their family to enjoy.
Volunteers also make time to visit their fire buddies throughout the year. On a typical visit, they might play a game of catch, help their fire buddy learn to ride a bike, read them a favorite story, or even take some whipped cream in the eye during a round of Pie Face—anything to make their fire buddy laugh and brighten their day! Project Fire Buddies also invites kids in, giving personal tours of the fire house and even cooking dinner and eating at the fire station table with a child’s family. For teenagers, Project Fire Buddies makes sure to play it cool—avoiding the showier visits and focusing on making these older kids’ dreams come true, whether that’s finding tickets to their favorite team’s big game or pitching in for high quality headphones so they can relax with their favorite music.