Project Fire Buddies: Spreading Joy, One Child at a Time
In response to a call to aid a child battling cancer, Oak Forest Firefighters were inspired to create Project Fire Buddies. What started as a Christmas toy drive quickly evolved into a year-round mission to bring joy to children facing critical illnesses.
First responders, adorned in shiny fire trucks and police cruisers, delivered presents to children’s homes, creating unforgettable moments and smiles that were truly contagious. Since then, Project Fire Buddies has expanded its reach, sponsoring over 100 children throughout the year.
This year, with the support of Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski, Project Fire Buddies aims to sponsor even more children, bringing volunteers to their homes for games, books, and special occasion gifts.
As of February 2024 we have grown to over 90 chapters in 7 states!
Together, Dr. Rutkowski and Project Fire Buddies exemplify the power of compassion and community. Join us in spreading cheer and making a lasting impact on the lives of children. Experience the joy of giving, and let’s create brighter tomorrows together.