100 Club of Chicago

First Responder Profile:
Schiller Park Fire Department
Firefighter/Paramedic Mike Miletta


The Schiller Park Fire Association has been doing significant charity work since 2011, and this year they have chosen to support the 100 Club of Chicago. These campaigns for various charities take a lot of dedication to ensure success. What is your drive to continue to raise money for charities every other year?

 

“Just to see the overwhelming support that we get from our community, friends, and families. Seeing people’s faces when we present them with a check for how much money we raise just by selling T-Shirts and hats. I mean there is an incredible amount of time dedicated to this. This is a year in the works and it doesn’t happen overnight. There’s a lot of planning that goes into making this happen and making it as successful as it is. We don’t promote big. Just Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. Otherwise it’s just word of mouth or being out in the community and other events…. So far we’ve donated over $40,000 to charities and this year, we are on track to beat our previous numbers. It’s just nice to know that our money does go on to make a difference.”

Support the 100 Club through the SPFA initiative by purchasing a hat or t-shirt (pictured below) HERE. You can also register for the SPFA Top Golf Event on July 21st, HERE.

Mission

The 100 Club of Chicago provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This membership based organization offers several forms of financial assistance, access to resources and moral support. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties are included.

Your contribution to the 100 Club of Chicago helps provide for the dependents of fallen first responders. We are grateful for your support.

Our Membership Program provides various membership options to choose from in order to support our 100 Club Families.

Read what the 100 Club has been up to in our latest edition of The Siren.

Programs

Since its inception, the 100 Club of Chicago has served 274 families with more than $11 million through our programs. Through First Response Assistance, Educational Assistance and our Gold Shield Partners, we are able to provide for our families.

When tragedy strikes in Cook, Lake or McHenry County, the 100 Club of Chicago immediately responds with financial support to help lessen the devastating effects.

Education Assistance is available to the spouses and children of fallen first responders for higher education, including trade and vocational schools, colleges and universities. Grants and scholarships are both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Gold Shield Partners work with the families of the fallen to provide them with pro bono professional support in the areas of Counseling, Law, Finance and Education.

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Fallen Heroes

The 100 Club of Chicago honors the brave men and women who serve in public safety, police and fire departments throughout Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties, who risk their lives on a daily basis so that we can be safe in our homes, workplaces and communities. We honor the fallen by hosting a roll call of our public safety professionals who lost their lives in the line-of-duty. Fallen Heroes