Peoria Firefighters Charities 2012 Holiday Recap:
This year in conjunction with our community partners the Peoria Firefighter Charities were able to provide toys to 128 families encompassing 372 children that were delivered on December 22, 2012 by members of our department and many volunteers. Four boxes of toys along with new clothes were sent to a Toms River, New Jersey Fire Station to assist families that were struck by Hurricane Sandy. Our annual Breakfast with Santa for the Senior Adults was held on December 21, 2012 at the Peoria Community Center with over one-hundred senior adults in attendance. The seniors enjoyed breakfast, door prizes and a special visit from Santa Claus.
2012 Holiday Community Partners
Atkinson's Martial Arts
Peoria Unified School District Administration Office
Edward Jones Investment
Desert Winds Retirement Community
Casa Del Sol East Activity Club
Sierra Winds Retirement Community
Sunwest Federal Credit Union
Peoria Surgical Center
Donation to American Cancer Society
On November 19th, 2012 the Peoria Firefighters Charities along with The City of Peoria presented a check in the amount of $4000.00 to the American Cancer Society. These funds were raised in the October Campaign against Breast Cancer, in which we helped with "giving cancer the boot". Thanks to everyone who participated.
Fill the Boot With Books Reading Program Kickoff
On December 5, 2012 three hundred and sixty third grades students were treated to a pancake breakfast by the Peoria Firefighters to kick off the 2012/2013 "Fill the Boot with Books Reading Program".
The kick off breakfast is designed to get the third grade student excited about reading and encourage them to read. Each student is now challenged to read at least 25 books by January 30, 2013. Peoria Firefighters will be visiting the students and reading with them during the program.
Students who complete the program will be invited to attend a BBQ Luncheon courtesy of the Peoria Firefighters in February 2013. Each participating school will have a classroom and individual classroom champion. The winning classroom of each school will receive the "Boot Trophy" to be proudly displayed in their classroom for the remainder of the school year. A Peoria Unified School District Champion will also be crowned. Last years district champion was Vistancia Elementary School. This years participating schools are; Cotton Boll Elementary, Ira Murphy Elementary, Santa Fe Elementary and Vistancia Elementary.
PFFC 17th Annual Golf Tournament
On October 20, 2012 the PFFC held its annual golf tournament at the Wigwam Resort. It was a big success and everyone in attendance enjoyed themselves. A raffle was held and lots of donated prizes were awarded to the participants. Special thanks go out to Mario Bravo for organizing this great event.
PFFC would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2012 golf Tournament:
Mayor Bob Barrett
Council Member Cathy Carlat
Council Member Joan Evans
Phoenix Commercial Electric
Maricopa Medical Center Trauma Services
The Valley Hispanic Bomberos
Council Member Tony Rivero
United Buckeye Firefighters Charities
View pictures from the 2012 tournament here.
Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
In October 2012, the PFFC along with the City of Peoria helped raise over $3800.00 in the Campaign against Breast Cancer. These funds will be donated to the National Cancer Society “making strides against breast cancer.” Thanks to everyone for their effort.
Please click here to see how the PFFC Gave Cancer the Boot.
John Valentine Scholarship Winner 2012
Granvel Leeray Downing
General Education Scholarship Winner 2012