Palatine Firefighters Local 4588
Fill the Boot drive
12 North Northwest Highway
We will be hosting a fill-the-boot drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on August 22 and Aug. 23.
This is our second year for fill-the-boot. We raised an amazing $8,999.40 last year. We are looking to improve on this first year total.
The money raised stays right here in the Chicagoland area, helping children who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy. Part of the money raised helps to send a child to MDA's summer camp. This is a full week of hands on experiences for children with neuromuscular disease. It helps to create a week of "just being a kid" while still getting the medical care needed. Some children say this week is better than Christmas.
For parents and guardians, MDA camp provides a brief break from their roles of caregiver for a child with an illness. It's a place where parents know they can send their children for a week of summer fun and, at the same time, be assured that their child's medical and physical needs will be met by medical personal and trained volunteers. MDA staff and volunteers assume all camper care, including physical and emotional support, allowing parents much-needed time to attend to their own needs and, in some cases, spend some special time with the camper's siblings.
We look forward to another successful year and hope you will be part if it.