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?
Our Toy Express is delivering free toys to children
of first responders this holiday season
View our 2022 Annual Report
2023 Thanksgiving Day Breakfast & Parade Viewing
Help us lift The Weight Of The Badge
Our Resiliency Program provides children
of first responders with mental health support
Our Scholarships help children achieve their goals
through financial support and a powerful network
We offer financial grants to individuals and public safety agencies
We offer Bereavement Assistance to ease the
family's burden when a first responder tragically
makes the ultimate sacrifice
Sponsor our Thanksgiving Day Breakfast
Continuing a 22-year tradition, the First Responders Children’s Foundation Thanksgiving Day Breakfast welcomes families who have endured the loss of a loved one in the line of duty to enjoy an up-close view of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The event is offered completely free of charge to first responder families and their children, thanks to generous donors and sponsorships.
Our commitment to the children of first responders.
The children of first responders face a unique set of stressors that can impact their mental health. They hear stories of danger, illness, and loss. They fear what may happen to their hero. Our Resiliency Program helps these children through free confidential counseling.
Each year, approximately 330 first responders die in the line of duty, 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.
Spreading Joy and Delivering Toys to 100,000 Children with the Support of our Nation’s First Responders
FRCF Commemorates National First Responders Day with a Ceremony in Times Square, Presented by SERVPRO
Today, FRCF hosted its annual “Roll Call of Heroes” ceremony in the heart of New York City’s Times Square to commemorate National First Responders Day, which will be celebrated nationwide on October 28th. In 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives officially designated this date as National First Responders Day with the aim of raising awareness about the invaluable contributions of first responders to our nation. FRCF has been working towards highlighting this important day nationwide since 2020.
FRCF is pleased to announce that Allison Isaacson Beahm, Director of Communications at SERVPRO, has joined its board of directors.
FRCF is pleased to announce that it will be providing 413 college scholarship awards this year, totaling $1.14 million, to children of first responders across the nation.
Build-A-Bear Foundation announced today a new partnership with First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF), a national 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the children of U.S. first responders.
Jillian Crane, President and CEO of First Responders Children’s Foundation (center in red), is joined by Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh….
FRCF announced today that it has created a special scholarship award in the name of Nashville first responders who rushed into action to save children during a tragic shooting at The Covenant School on Monday, March 27th.
FRCF today announced that its philanthropic partnership with Home Clean Heroes will be expanding in 2023 as the Virginia-based home cleaning company continues its rapid franchise growth.
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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