There are superheroes among us.
They run into burning buildings
to save people they have never met.
Every day battling terrifying threats
that put their own lives at risk.
They are undeterred by storms of
fire or ice or wind.
Protecting us while their
own families are home, waiting for them.
And too often they make the ultimate sacrifice.
We support the children & families of our First Responder heroes who risk their lives every day in service to our communities.
How can we help you?
Be a hero for a hero
FRCF Hosts 21st Annual Thanksgiving
Day Parade Breakfast in NYC
Our Resiliency Program provides children
of first responders with mental health support
We offer financial grants to individuals and public safety agencies
Our Scholarship Program supports children of first responders
attending college, graduate programs or technical school
We offer Bereavement Assistance to ease the
family's burden when a first responder tragically
makes the ultimate sacrifice
Today, approximately 593 first responders are killed in the line of duty each year, leaving behind their children and families.
It’s our mission to support those first responder family members left behind, to help them feel the strength of our community, and to honor their loved ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
We believe it’s our duty as citizens to support first responder families.
Our programs target areas where first responders and their families are most challenged, and where the resources of the Foundation can have the most impact.
We also support and facilitate programs that deepen the connection between first responders and the children in the communities they protect and serve.
Programs like the NYPD Music Camp, the Gloucester PD Fishing Camp and the Junior First Responders Firefighting Camp stimulate curiosity, confidence and teach kids the importance of helping others.
Families of First Responders Lost or Injured in Line of Duty Gather at 21st Annual First Responders Children’s Foundation Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast
More than 1,500 people, including children and families of first responders lost or injured in the line of duty from New York and New Jersey, attended the breakfast, along with Mayor Eric Adams; FDNY Assistant Chief Kevin Brennan; NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell; PAPD Superintendent Edward Cetnar; DEA Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, and other dignitaries. Former NYPD Commissioner Daniel Nigro received a special award for his years of service to the City of New York at the event.
Spin Master, a leading global children’s entertainment company, is teaming up with First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) and its Toy Express program to bring holiday joy to first responder families and the communities hardest hit by Hurricane Ian, it was announced today
This national holiday program delivers toys to children in 150 cities across the United States, with a focus on families who have lost a first responder parent in the line of duty.
‘National First Responders Day’ Gathers Momentum With Proclamations in Support of October 28 Designation Issued by President Biden, 13 U.S. Governors
The nationwide campaign to officially designate October 28 “National First Responders Day” got a major boost on Friday when First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF), the organization behind the national effort, requested and received proclamations in favor of the designation from President Joe Biden and 13 governors from around the nation.
First Responder Heroes, FDNY and NYPD Leaders Join FRCF and SERVPRO in Calling for Official ‘National First Responders Day’
In an effort to formally designate October 28th “National First Responders Day,” dozens of police officers, firefighters, nurses, EMTs and other first responder professionals from across America joined the First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) at a Times Square ceremony and news conference Friday to help make official the national day of recognition.
Daughter of 9/11 Firefighter Hero Surprised by Dream Invitation To Join Rockettes on Stage for Check Presentation at Radio City Music Hall Premier
The daughter of 9/11 firefighter hero Frank Timpone was whisked onto the stage of Radio City Music Hall Thursday night alongside the famed Rockettes and presented with a giant $5,0000 college scholarship check from Hallmark and First Responders Children’s Foundation.
FRCF in partnership with SERVPRO today announced a Hurricane Ian Disaster Response Fund that will provide timely Disaster Response Grants to first responder families enduring financial hardship due to devastation from Hurricane Ian.
HOW WE HELP
The success of our programs and events is only possible with the generous support of donors like you.
The most persuasive way to demonstrate corporate citizenship is to support your community’s first responders.
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