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Traditional Fill the Boot

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affected fire fighters’ efforts to Fill the Boot for MDA over the last few years. Despite restrictions, many Locals/Depts are planning to conduct intersection or storefront collections. To help you prepare, we have put together a toolkit of information to help. We ask that you adhere to local public health guidelines and focus on safety for everyone involved.

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MDA Fill the Boot Coordinator Role & Best Practices

Thank you for taking on the role of MDA Coordinator. You are going to lead the charge in organizing fundraising and education efforts for MDA in your Local or Department. This toolkit will help walk you through the key logistics to consider when organizing this program. Your main objectives are to:

MDA Coordinator Resources

Getting Started

COVID-19 Resources & Social Distancing Options

If your Local/Dept needs to modify how you do Fill the Boot based on COVID-19 restrictions or administration policies, we have identified a few options that have been successful in many areas of the country. Parking Lot Collections and Drive Thru Collections allow for social distancing measures and still allow your Local/Dept to raise funds for MDA.

Access COVID-19 Resources