The Plainfield Fire Protection District is asking for your help to “Fill the Boot for Burn Camp.”

Firefighter/Paramedics will be in front of the Walmart at 127 th Street and Route 59 on Saturday, May 4th from 10 am to 4 pm seeking donations for Burn Camp. All funds collected will be donated to the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s camp “I Am Me,” a special one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns.

Through the generosity of donors, supporters, and volunteers, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance offers this camping opportunity at no-cost to campers; including lodging, meals, activities, and transportation to and from camp (YMCA Camp Duncan – Ingleside, IL). Camp “I Am Me” provides the setting for child burn survivors to share their common experiences while being able to play and not feel self-conscious about their scars providing physical, psychological, and emotional benefits to campers.

Since 1991, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance has been providing this safe, non-judgmental environment for children to have the opportunity to build their self-esteem as they enjoy the varied activities that make up their camp experience. For more information about the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance and camp “I Am Me” visit their web site at The Plainfield Fire Protection District thanks you for your support.