Fund Raising by the Charitable Society
Delta firefighters donate both time and money to numerous charities, causes and events throughout Delta and the province of BC every year.
The bulk of our financial contributions come from monies we have raised during the course of the year via barbecues and our annual Boot Drive.
The Boot Drive
Every September our members will be seen throughout Delta collecting donations for the society and the numerous causes we support with these funds.
These clothing bins collect donations of clothing which are then sold, with proceeds from the sale going directly to the charitable society for dispersal to local charities.
Large red clothing donation bins can be found outside the following fire halls:
- Delta Firehall 2, Tsawwassen
- Delta Firehall 3, North Delta (back parking lot outside North Delta Rec Center)
- Delta Firehall 5, Sunshine Hills
In addition to the bins outside the firehalls above, you will also see these same collection bins outside a number of the elementary schools around Delta. Donations made at school clothing bins are transferred to the participating school to support their emergency preparedness programs.
** Be aware that while all proceeds we receive go towards local charities and initiatives, we are paid by the pound, by a textile company. This company then uses or sells these clothes as part of their business model. Information about the clothing recycling program and the company that manages it can be found here.
Throughout the spring, summer and fall you will see our members providing cook ups at a number of local events. Food and drink are provided in exchange for voluntary donations. All proceeds go towards the charitable society or, in some cases, towards the specific charity event we are volunteering at on that day.
Payroll Deductions From Our Members
Over 90% of our members are enrolled in a payroll deduction program where money is deducted from every paycheque they receive and then directed to our charitable society.
Monies from the payroll deduction program are currently earmarked to help with the construction of the Burn Building in Vancouver, BC.
A home away from home for patients and families while undergoing treatment, on discharge transition or returning for follow up treatment – the new Burn Fund Centre will address a critical shortfall.
The building will be located at 3891 Main Street (Main Street & E. 23rd Ave) between the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn, Trauma and Plastics Unit at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and BC Children’s Hospital.