Welcome to the web site of the Progressive Firefighters Association Charities (PFA), of Miami-Dade and Broward County, Florida. This is a community-based, nonprofit organization. We, the members of the PFA, consist of Miami-Dade and Broward County Firefighter and First Responder employees, both active and retired, who have dedicated our lives to community service beyond our regular call of duty. We are aware of the hardships that some families face just trying to make ends meet. Through our membership dues, we can graciously donate funds to assist these families annually. For forty years the PFA has been able to give back to the underserved communities we assist through several functions.
As firefighters and first responders, we’re viewed as career-driven positive role models. That recognition has resulted in us implementing a mentorship program for at-risk kids. Our community center, which is based in Opa-Locka, Florida, provides neighborhood children with computers and printers, which helps them meet some of the technological demands of their academic classes.
For many years we have given away school supplies during our back-to-school community event. Over the years we provided thousands of kids with book bags filled with school supplies. We also provide free haircuts and manicures to these students, sending them back to school eager to learn for the new school year.
For the Thanksgiving holidays we provide the disadvantaged families of the community with a turkey. During the Christmas holidays we provide toys for the less fortunate children and a Christmas Dinner for the Senior citizens. We also provide ten (10) $500 scholarships, annually, to students who have been accepted into a college or university to help offset the costs of textbooks and other supplies. We also purchase tickets to seasonal sports events and other educational and recreational activities so kids in these communities can have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these events in person. The tickets that we do provide for sports and recreational events are just not enough to extend this opportunity to every kid who wants to attend. Our annual support has been a tremendous help to the kids and families in our community.
It is unfortunate that our efforts still do not service many who could use our assistance. Our community center could desperately use more computers, an industrial-sized printer, as well as office supplies so the students can complete classroom assignments for school.
We would be so grateful if you would consider contributing to our charity. By donating to our annual events and to our center you’ll be supporting the Progressive Firefighters Association Charities and helping us aid those in our underserved communities. We ask that you consider a sponsorship donation. As a sponsor, your name will be placed on all materials that publicize all annual events. We hope that we can count on you to help support our cause.