Helping Our Community

The Firefighter's Charity of Lake County is committed to helping our community on a local level. We support many different programs such as local cancer support programs, educational programs, and our largest project - a Helping Hand - our toy drive to help local families.

Helping Local Firefighter Families

Battalion Chief Dan Miller

Battalion Chief Dan Miller called Lake County Firefighters and Lake EMS crews to his home on September 18, 2019.  While crews were assessing him, he went into cardiac arrest. Crews were able to resuscitate him on the way to the hospital, however, he his heart stopped several more times at the hospital. 

Dan has stabilized and his heart beating on it's own, but is still on life supporting equipment. We are praying for Dan's recovery and he has a long road ahead of him.

His family has been by his side every minute.

With Dan and his wife being away from work, the family will be facing financial needs and serious medical bills.

The Lake County Firefighter Charity, the Professional Firefighters of Lake County Local 3990, and others have been providing meals to the family in the hospital and taking care of small issues as they arise.

Donations are being accepted to help the family. 100% of donations go to help the family.


A Helping Hand - Christmas Toy Drive

If you live in Lake County and your family needs a little assistance with toys for Christmas, we may be able to help! Sign up to see if you qualify to shop in our toy store. Toys for children infant to 12 years old are available. 


Please review our rules and guidelines to see if you qualify for assistance.


You must live in Lake County. Proof of residency required.

If approved, you must provide a copy of a birth certificate for each child you shop for.

No children above the age of 12

After you apply, copy of your household W-2 must be submitted via email to:

Please review this programs guidelines

You will be notified if you have been approved with an appointment time and date and the location.

Shopping Dates:

To Be Announced

Other Collection Locations

Firefighter Charity Alliance, Inc. 2021