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Give The Gift Of Giving

Donating on behalf of someone is a great way to spread the ‘spirit of the season’ Simplify gift giving this year without the stress and hassle of shopping, and avoid the buyer’s remorse of getting “just something” that will inevitably just end up in the back of the closet.

When you support FFBI through our secure online donation system through the end of 2017, you can choose to contribute in the name of a loved one or co-worker.

We’ve made it super easy on you too:

  1. Visit networkforgood.org in your favorite web browser.
  2. Choose an amount.
  3. In the “special purpose” section, tell us who you’d like to donate in honor of.
  4. Complete the transaction.

FFBI will mail a personalized card to you, or directly to the honoree, with a message that details ways in which the donation might be put to good use in the coming year.

What A Difference Your Donations Make!

We say thanks a lot for everything our supporters do. Let us show you just how much your generous gifts impact the burn community.

Your donations can be used to do so much… let’s count some ways you make a difference:

$25 can buy 50 Stamps for the children at Firefighters Kids Camp to Send Postcards Home to Their Families

$50 supplies Classroom Materials for the Youth Firesetter Intervention Program for 15 Children

$200 sponsors Transportation for a young Burn Survivor to attend Firefighters Kids Camp or  Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp, regardless of where they live.

$500 makes it possible for a child to attend the Firefighters Kids Camp for Burn Survivors free of charge to their family

$500 sponsors an adult Burn Survivor to attend the Recovery Retreat

$1,000 helps a Burn Survivor attend the annual World Burn Congress

$2,500 sends a local Burn Unit Nurse to attend the American Burn Association Conference to further their education and improve the level of burn care in Northern California

Shopping Amazon Smile Helps FFBI

Amazon Smile makes it easy to shop great holiday deals from the comfort of your own home. Did you know it can also be a quick’n’easy way to give back as well?

It’s not hard to do, but it does take an extra step to unlock the bonus features. The entire shopping experience is the same and most products available on amazon.com are available at Amazon Smile.

Amazon Smile logo

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com This is the hardest part! Using this address instead of the “normal” one makes your purchases eligible.
  2. Sign in as normal. (Don’t worry, you’re still on Amazon.)
  3. Choose Firefighters Burn Institute as your charity of choice. Use the search field to the right of the page to look up “Firefighters Burn Institute” from the list of possible matches. (The screens may look different depending on whether you’re already signed in or not.)
  4. Begin shopping! It’s really that simple!

It really adds up!

Once you’ve selected your charity, everything works the same as always. No extra cost is passed onto you, but Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to Firefighters Burn Institute! Want to see how your contribution is put to good use?

World Burn Congress Scholarship Program

Provided by the Firefighters Burn Institute

The Firefighters Burn Institute provides a limited number of scholarships for burn survivors and the medical professionals that care for them to attend the Phoenix Society’s “World Burn Congress”.  The scholarship typically includes roundtrip airfare, hotel costs for approved conference nights and conference registration.

World Burn Congress (WBC) can be a life changing experience, not only for burn survivors, but for their family, friends and caregivers as well. WBC offers a supportive environment for transformational healing and gives those affected by burn injuries the tools to thrive again. Each year hundreds of burn survivors from all over the world come together to share their stories, find resources for their recovery and build a network for support. World Burn Congress is the world’s largest gathering of the burn community, connecting attendees with resources, support, and each other.

The Firefighters Burn Institute is honored to provide scholarships to those in need who would not otherwise be able to experience this life changing conference.  The conference helps burn survivors and their families understand and cope with the physical and emotional challenges associated with burn recovery. WBC not only offers burn survivors the chance to meet others overcoming similar challenges, but also gives the hope and encouragement to go beyond merely surviving.

Conference Dates

2019 World Burn Congress
October 2-5, 2019
Anaheim, CA
Scholarship Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

How to apply for a scholarship to attend WBC:

In order to be considered for a scholarship through the FFBI, please review the Scholarship Program Outline for instructions and requirements.

Become a FFBI Volunteer Together we can accomplish great things

Become a FFBI Volunteer
Together we can Accomplish Great Things

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is a waste of time. These gestures are full of affection, appreciation, and true wisdom. They benefit the brain and connect us with others in the most complete and noble way possible.

It’s interesting that Charles Darwin has already told us about the importance of kindness in human beings. According to him, this is our strongest and most valuable instinct, the one that makes survival possible not only for humanity as a species, but also for all living beings.

Join us in touching the lives of those affected by the devastation of a burn injury. Become a part of our wonderful team of passionate, gifted volunteers who inspire others.

 

“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” 

 ~Denzel Washington

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer at our major fundraisers ~ Boot Drive, Crab Feed, A Tropical Affair or Chili Cook-Off
  • Shake the Boot at our annual Boot Drive in February (Sworn Firefighters Only)
  • Volunteer at community events ~ Our Promise Campaign, Camp Smokey, Soaring Saturdays
    & more
  • Join a fundraising event committee

  • Become a camp counselor

  • Office support (sorting, folding & bundling items for events/camps)

To schedule a volunteer interview, please contact:

Sandy Acevedo 916-739-8525 or sandy@ffburn.org

“I wish to do Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful.” 

 ~Albert Einstein

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”

~Erma Bombeck

Helping Burn Survivors Since 1973

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