Ive chosen to run the BMO marathon in support of a charity. I chose the Vancouver Firefighter Charities because its near and dear to my heart being a volunteer firefighter in Gold River. Volunteer firefighters always go above and beyond what duties calls. From rasing money for the food bank or helping out with community events to volunteering their time to make the community a better place. Below you can read about what the Vancouver Firefighter Charities dose. Im proud to be a volunteer firefighter and proud to raise funds for such a great charity!
About Vancouver Firefighter Charities
VanFire Charities is how firefighters help people when they’re not at the firehall. Firefighters raise funds, then build programs to help in-need people directly. All programs and fundraisers are managed by off-duty Vancouver Firefighters, who give their personal time, and also donate funds directly to VFC through voluntary payroll donations.
In 2018, the Vancouver Firefighters' Payroll Donation program raised over $140,000 for charitable programs. For example, in 2018, the Snacks for Kids Nutritional Program ensured that 300,000 food donations were made to almost 1600 at-risk youth in 40 Vancouver schools. These children come to school hungry, but they don't stay that way! VFC has other programs as well.
The VFC supports a multitude of organizations throughout the Lower Mainland, including CKNW Orphan's Fund, Burn Fund, BC Children's Hospital, VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Vancouver Hospice Society, Juvenile Diabetes BC, BC Kidney Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC, BC Cancer Research, Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, C.H.I.L.D. Foundation, and many more.