Fill the Boot!

Fill the Boot Table With Staff

Wellesley Fire & the Muscular Dystrophy Association


The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been working with Fire Departments across the United States for nearly 60 years.

The Wellesley Fire Department hosts a variety of fundraising events every year to raise money for the MDA. Some of those fundraising activities include a popcorn stand at July Jubilation, profits made by several candy/soda machines at each of the fire stations, and three “Fill the Boot” drives held at Roche Brothers on Linden Street. Additionally, The Wellesley Fire Local Union 1795 makes a yearly donation.

Where Does the Money Go


77% of every dollar MDA spends goes directly to research, services and education. 14% goes to fundraising and 9% for administration costs.

Contribution Services


  • $30: Flu Shot
  • $74: 1 minute of research
  • $100: 1 support group session
  • $150: 1 occupational, physical, or speech therapy consultation
  • $300: Professional fee related to initial diagnostic work-up at a MDA clinic
  • $500: Annual repairs to medical equipment
  • $800: 1 week at an MDA summer camp for one child