Enjoy Panera Bread on #GivingTuesday

In support of our firefighter heroes



Celebrate #GivingTuesday November 30th

Be a Hero to a Hero by:

  • Making a one-time or recurring donation 
  • Asking a business or employer to donate by:
    • Giving 10, 15 or 20% percent of sales to our charity on a specific date or for a whole month!
    • Giving 100% of sales of a specialty ‘Firefighter Appreciation’ item
    • Matching employee donations dollar for dollar
  • Purchasing items from our fundraising partners, Muertos Coffee, Livia’s Seasoning Salt and Firehouse Cookie Co.
  • Setting up a fundraiser on our official GoFundMe page
  • Sharing why you appreciate firefighters on social media using #GiveToAHero and asking people to donate to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund
  • Volunteering 


The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey

As a special thank you to our first responders the show is offering $5 off select tickets with the promo code FIRSTRES.

Golf Ball Drop Raffle



3rd Place – AMAZON ECHO

2nd Place – APPLE WATCH


You shop and Ralph’s donates.

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If you’ve already signed up for the community contributions program you MUST re-enroll every September.

Thank you for making us your charity of choice!

Win a Bicycle & Helmet!

Thanks to our generous sponsor Kaiser Permanente, you have a chance to win a 21-speed, Kent 26″ bicycle, loaded with great mountain bike features, including twist grip Shimano index shifting, linear pull MTB brakes, dual suspension frame, and a comfortable Mountain bike saddle. The kickstand and a helmet are included.

Everyone who donates $100 or more to our 2021 LA Marathon and LA Big 5K fundraiser here or who joins this official GoFundMe page as a virtual fundraiser and earns $100 in donations will be entered in the drawing. The lucky winner will be selected November 15!

Shop at AmazonSmile this Holiday Season and Amazon donates to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund.



About the Charity

Founded more than a century ago, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping the families of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty or facing other crisis.

Firefighters dedicate their lives to helping others. They rush into burning buildings, dangle from helicopters, jump into raging waters, climb into trenches, and race to the frontlines of disaster, all to protect the rest of us.

But when the unthinkable happens, where do firefighters turn for help? The Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund. Helping our valiant firefighters in times of trouble is simply not possible without your kind and generous donations.

Your contributions help provide:

  • Basic living expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Memorial scholarships for the children of deceased firefighters
  • Other needed financial assistance

Tax ID# 95-6205446

Be a Hero to a Hero


Your kindness makes an impact.


Create a quick & easy online campaign.


Sign up for our Boot Brigade.


Join us at our charity events.


Tell everyone about our mission, events & campaigns.


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Livia’s Seasoning Salt Supports Our First Responders

Special Thanks

LA Fire Hero Squad Sponsor

Anita by Design

Dedicated to serving firefighters and first responders and a proud supporter of our Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund.

Read more about the many ways they help our men and women in uniform.





Turn your clunker into a cash donation for our heroes!

Donating your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat is a great way to support the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund.  You even may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart.

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