Every year the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, donates money and time to benefit numerous charities, groups, and organizations in the Contra Costa County area. All our charities are a 501(c)3 Charity so all contributions and donations made are tax deductible.
To help us better serve you and our community we share, please feel free to join our mission by participating in any of our events or donating toward our cause.
Charity Committee Members
Chris Toler, Committee Chair
Paulo Braganza, Bikes for Tykes
Lisa Martinez, Supporting our Veterans
Margee Freudenthal, Breast Cancer Awareness
Steve Aubert, Supporting our Veterans
Mike Gorton, MDA
"The BALF provides a path to college and career success for local underserved teens who may otherwise fall through the cracks."
"Adventure filled, fun pace that offers the best in summer fun! 2015 camps include High Adventure / Exploration, Sports and Skateboard summer camps."
Breast Cancer Awareness
Every year during the month of October each district wears pink shirts to show their support toward breast
cancer awareness. Local 1230 sells pink shirts to the public to raise money for this cause.
"Over 500 families from Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen and Bethel Island are presented with a full holiday dinner, canned food and age-appropriate presents for their children. The program is largely dependent on the generosity and support of individuals, families and businesses in our community."
For over 20 years, Contra Costa County Firefighters have been running a program called Bikes for Tykes. The Bikes for Tykes program began with an engine company crew in Martinez that would rebuild bikes for some of the less fortunate neighborhood kids and giving them away at Christmas. Over the years, the program has grown to giving out nearly 500 new bikes a year to various organizations, schools, local children, and Children’s Hospital of Oakland.
The entire program is run entirely by off duty firefighters. They volunteer their time, money and vehicles to purchase, pick-up, assemble, safety check, and deliver the bikes and helmets throughout our communities.
Thank you for your consideration in helping keeping this program alive.
"CCCHS is a comprehensive county health system that meets the needs of county residents in a variety of ways."
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano County
"The Food Bank works to end hunger and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income individuals and families through a comprehensive group of programs that combat hunger and its causes."
Funds raised go towards the words largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding blood cancer research, education, and patient services.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Funds are raised every year from the Fill the Boot Campaign. 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.
"Our mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives."
"The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of MS."
"The only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure."
"Volunteers put together bags of non-perishable foods and distribute them to community hospitals with pediatric wards. Nurses and social workers hand them out to families whose child has been suddenly
Supporting our Veterans
Local 1230 started a new shirt campaign in 2016, during Fourth of July, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day, our on-duty members wear camouflage shirts to show their support for our veterans. Local 1230 sells camouflage shirts to the public for each district to raise money for veterans.
Widows and Orphans Program
Funds raised for the Widows and Orphans Program go toward the families of our fallen brothers and sisters. The funds are used toward services, flowers, and burial expenses.
To support any of our Charities, our PayPal Link is below for donations
If you have any questions or would like to get a little more information about any of the charities listed above, please e-mail