This national annual tradition to honor and support charitable organizations is an effortless way to recognize Shield 23 Foundation in your charitable giving. It falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which this year is 11/30, so please visit our Facebook page to make your donation. Thank you!
Did you know that one of the easiest ways to support Shield 23 Foundation is to use the AmazonSmile link when doing all that online Amazon shopping?? Just go to AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com) and choose Shield 23 Foundation as your charity of choice! It is a small percentage that can really add up! Our Treasurer loves reporting to us when we receive a donation from AmazonSmile! Be sure to shop from AmazonSmile during this gift-giving season! Thank you!
We are happy to announce that we are Guidestar Gold Seal Transparency Level compliant! This helps show that our non profit is dedicated to being transparent with the public and GuideStar.
Shield 23 Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) was formed in March 2018 by family and friends in memory of 20-year Gurnee (Illinois) Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic and AFFI Honor Guard Member Russell S. Constantino who passed away on November 9, 2009 at age 46 from job related brain cancer.
Russ’ surviving spouse Shenan shares the story of the man who inspired the Foundation in the touching video below courtesy of sponsor Mission BBQ.
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Your support grants us the ability to continue our Mission of supporting firefighters battling cancer and the families standing by their side. Help alleviate the financial stressors incurred, lessen worries about bills, ease limits and changes to daily life, and strengthen the focus of the family on caring for their firefighter.