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Firefighter with young boy and boot
For 60+ years, Fill the Boot has been a firefighter tradition - giving families affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases hope for the future and support for the present.

Every year your local firefighters dedicate their time off from work to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Fill the Boot charity drive. Throughout the year, and across the nation, firefighters dressed in their firefighting gear ask for donations from drivers on street corners and intersections while holding up their firefighter boots. Your local firefighters from many local fire agencies including the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Rodeo-Hercules Fire District, El Cerrito Fire Department and the Kensington Fire Protection District participate in this tradition by raising money through donations from people like you.
Firefighters posing in front of van
In Contra Costa County alone, there are over 262 families who directly benefit from the efforts of your local firefighters and the generous donations by members of the community. In the last 6 years our organization alone has raised over $300,000 for the MDA! This is an incredible accomplishment and we are thankful for everyone who generously donates money. Thank you!

For more information here is a quick 15 second PSA.

MDA is a nonprofit dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. MDA also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.