About The HPFFA Charity

About The Charity

Since 1967, the members of the Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association – Local 288, have operated the Hamilton Fire Fighter’s Charity (registered with CRA (#894326065RR0002)), working to provide support to those who need it most in the Hamilton community.

Some of the highlights of the HPFFA Charity donations have included:

$1,000,000+ donated to the Burn Unit at the Hamilton General Hospital
$250,000 donated to Juravinski Hospital
$50,000+ donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Hamilton
$90,000+ donated to Food4Kids

How are funds raised by the HPFFA Charity?

  • Fundraising via special events, corporate supporters & programs
  • Boot Drives
  • Employee payroll deduction
    *Did you know? The men and women of the HPFFA donate over $50,000.00 to the Charity through payroll deduction and those funds support the Hamilton community)!

Community Support

The HPFFA is more than just fundraising though. Every year, members provide support to local charities, groups and organizations with their events, programs and fundraising efforts.

Whether it be setting up our KIDZ’ fire fighter obstacle course & helping to fundraise with a boot drive, participating in the YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes or recruiting blood donors for the annual Canadian Blood Services #SirensForLife campaign…the HPFFA is always working to support the Hamilton community!

The HPFFA participates in 25-30 local events annually.

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Hamilton Fire Fighters Charity Hockey Tournament

2021 TOURNAMENT DATE: January 13, 2021
LOCATION: Mohawk 4Ice Centre, Hamilton, ON

2021 will mark the 6th annual Charity Hockey Tournament including teams of FireFighters, Police,Paramedics, Corrections, Border Security & College Pre-Service representatives.  Stay tuned for registration and event details.

Since 2015, the tournament has helped to raise $80,000 for Food4Kids with the tremendous support of Tandia Financial Credit Union. Click here for full tournament details.

Sirens for Life

Every year during July and August, Canadian Blood Services hosts a national campaign in which fire fighters, police and paramedics in municipalities across the Country participate in a friendly competition to see who can recruit the most donors.

You can help by donating for your favourite first responder. Call 1-888-2-DONATE to make an appointment or visit www.blood.ca.

Click here for full Sirens for Life details.

Boot Drives

The HPFFA Charity regular conducts fundraising “boot drives” throughout the year requesting monetary donations.

The “Fill the Boot” fundraiser is a campaign used at many events including Locke Street Festival, SoupFest and the Hamilton Bulldogs “First Responders Appreciation Game”.

These fundraisers support the HPFFA Charity and are also used at other events for local charities.

If you see the boot, please help us fill it so that we can help those who need it most in the Hamilton community.

Community Fun

The HPFFA attends many community events throughout the year to help with fundraising or logistics.

Many times though, the HPFFA Community Support team brings out the kidz fire fighter obstacle course, puzzles, games and giveaways!

If you see us at an event, please drop by to participate in fun activities for Hamilton youth!

Click here for a full calendar of events and details.

Contact Local 288


2-558 Upper Gage Avenue
Suite 394
Hamilton, ON
L8V 4J6

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