Virtual Give Burns The Boot Campaign

Fires and burns haven’t stopped, therefore COVID-19 won’t stop us!

The unprecedented challenges brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed day-to-day life and created a profoundly different reality, but one reality remains: the tragedies that fires and burn injuries still leave behind! So as we adapt to a “new normal” that for now feels anything but normal, and continue meeting the growing needs of those seeking help, hope and healing beyond the burn, we introduce the Virtual Give Burns The Boot Campaign.

While firefighters may not be collecting donations at intersections and storefronts this year, you can still join in supporting those fire departments across the State who are instead Giving Burns The Virtual Boot!

Fire departments will receive 10% 20% of the funds they raise to use towards fire safety and burn prevention programs in their communities.

Please complete this form to confirm your department's participation
Click here for the virtual campaign toolkit
Sample Social Media Posts

Sample Message 1:

Due to COVID-19, (Fire Department name) will be Giving Burns The Boot virtually in support of Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation (GFBF).  The GFBF works to help educate Georgia residents about fire safety and burn prevention in an effort to reduce the number of injuries and deaths.  While you don’t see us out in the community collecting this year, we ask that you please give generously to help “Give Burns The Boot®” on our department’s team page at www.giveburnstheboot.org.

Sample Message 2:

The (insert department name) Fire Department is joining other fire departments throughout the state of Georgia in a virtual Give Burns The Boot® campaign, benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Among programs made possible by Boot Drive proceeds is Camp Oo-U-La®, Georgia’s only camp held exclusively for burn-injured children and their siblings. An estimated 100 children attended summer camp in 2019. Without the support of our citizens each year, Boot Drive would not be a success. We need your support! Please give generously to our team’s page at www.giveburnstheboot.org.

Sample Message 3:

The (insert department name) Fire Department is proud to take part in a Virtual Boot Drive supporting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation (GFBF).  COVID-19 may have stopped a lot of things, but it didn’t stop fires and burn injuries from happening, which can strike anyone at anytime.  The GFBF is working to help prevent fire-related injuries and deaths through safety education.  In addition, the GFBF supports the hospital burn centers in Georgia offer the best possible treatment for patients.  To help decrease burn injuries and fire fatalities, the GFBF and the (insert department name) need your help.  Please make your online donation through our department’s team page at www.giveburnstheboot.org.

Sample Message 4:

We may not be at intersections and storefronts this year, but we’re still Giving Burns The Boot…a Virtual Boot that is!  Donations collected through the Virtual Boot Drive will be used to support the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation’s mission of partnering with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety and prevention education, support medical facilities and assist burn survivors in their recovery.  The GFBF also supports each fire department that participates in the Boot Drive.  Ten percent of all funds raised in our department’s boot drive is returned to help with fire prevention and education efforts in our community.  Help Give Burns The Boot® by making an online donation through our department’s team page at www.giveburnstheboot.org.

Social Media Graphics (click on photo to download)

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