‘Fill the Boot’ campaign adds new way to donate to MDA

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Lafayette Fire Department’s Fill-the-Boot campaign benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Each year Lafayette’s Fill-the-Boot campaign raises $35,000 to $40,000 and helps 200 local families. In the past 10 years more than 500 kids have gone to summer camp thanks to funds raised from the campaign.

For the first time this year business cards with bar codes will be passed out to drivers that may not have cash to donate. Organizers say the cards will also allow people to donate online year-round.

“We’re hoping to help pump up some of the funds raised — people not carrying cash with them — that they are able to use the QR code or punch in the website online and be able to make a donation,” said executive director of the MDA for Central Indiana, Sarah Stackert.

Stackert said a small donation will be a big help to local families.

“Be sure to stop and you’ll get a little MDA sticker saying that you donated, and be proud of that donation, and what you are doing to help local families,” Stackert said.

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