Preserving History & Tradition
Chicago Fire Department Charities, Inc. is an umbrella 501 (c)
(3) non-profit organization that will collect donations from sources
such as payroll deduction and other miscellaneous donations and split
evenly with the listed sub-charity member organizations that support the
Chicago Fire Department; it's past and present members; and its history.
Museum of Greater Chicago, Inc. preserves the
history, heritage and artifacts of the fire service by
providing education, research and displays. The Museum
creates a place of honor and pride for all those who have
served in this great profession.
The Fire Chaplain's Ministry Fund,
Inc. provides non-denominational spiritual, emotional
and financial help to active and retired members of the CFD
and their families in their time of need.
The 5-11 Club, Inc. provides
the Emergency Services Canteen to distribute refreshments at
all major incidents of the CFD, CPD and other emergencies;
supports injured members; provides an awards program and
participates in other fire related events.
in the near future we will be initiating a fundraising campaign.
Money is always the prime requirement for being a top
notch unit and we are very much in need of funds if has been an
expensive couple of years for us and it won't get any less now
that we get under way. please get together at the kitchen table
and fill out the City Employee Charitable
Contribution form and on line #29 you will find the CFD
Charities. This will give the Museum, Chaplains and
Canteen unites a payroll deduction contribution. If you are not
an active paid member you can also send a contribution to
CFD Charities Inc. 1140 W. Jackson Blvd.,
Chicago, Illinois 60607-2906. And this includes any
business, neighbor or friend that you can touch for a
contribution. It would be great if every firehouse of the CFD e
involved. we will have plaques for participants.