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About the Lights & Ladders Brigade

The Lights & Ladders Brigade is an event hosted by the Finley Forever Foundation along with other local foundations each year. We have come together with multiple local foundations, such as The Tom Hopkins Foundation, Christmas Without Cancer, and Project Fire Buddies to raise money and bring cheer to families battling cancer during the holidays.

Our Goal

The Annual Lights & Ladders Brigade helps spread holiday cheer and support for families fighting against cancer or experiencing a difficult time. Firefighters from across three states volunteer their time to decorate the homes of multiple recipients. It is a heartwarming and memorable event for everyone involved. All proceeds go towards holiday decorations, general costs of the event, and family gifts and donations.

Thank You 2023 Sponsors!

$2,500 Donation
$1,000 Donation
$500 Donation
$250 Donation
  • Project Fire Buddies

  • The Home Depot 

  • In honor of the Babbit Family, From The Aileen S Andrew Foundation

  • First In Realty

  • Genesis Rescue Systems

  • Michael & Isabel Hartman 

  • Marquette Bank

  • Local 134

  • Christmas without Cancer

  • Abendroth

  • AccuRisk Solutions

  • In memory of Brendan Burns with love, 
    from the Engel Family

  • Local 399

  • Cole Fire Protection

  • Heartland Facilities - DBX Painting, Inc. 

  • College football officiating crew: Kole Knueppel, Ed Feaster, Ron Kay, Rod Ammari, Sergio DeHoyos, Steve Thielen, Nicole Randolph, Doug Warns, Ron Tipton, and Dennis Lipski. Thank you for the warm and generous support of my brother (Danny) and his family.

  • In memory of Maggie DeVries, from The DeVries Family 

  • International Order of Mrs.Roper - Southside Chicago Chapter ($840)

  • Jenico, Inc.

  • Romeoville Professional Firefighters Assoc.

  • Walsh Family

  • Oak Lawn Professional Firefighters L3405

  • The Wilson Family

  • Odelson Murphey Frazier & McGrath

  • Sprinkler Fitters Local Union No.281

  • Jeremy Wilson Family

  • Suburban Swat Operators Association

  • In memory of Maggie DeVries,
    from Carrie Sapp

  • In honor of Rocco Babbitt,
    from Madonna Walsh)

  • Gini Bain 

2022 Lights & Ladders Brigade

The 2022 Lights & Ladders Brigade was a resounding success, spreading joy and support to families fighting against cancer during the holiday season. Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, we raised vital funds, adorned homes with festive decorations, and provided meaningful gifts to bring cheer to courageous families. Together, we made a lasting impact and brought a glimmer of hope to those in need this winter season.

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