Since 1993, the Australian Firefighters Calendar has raised over 2.3 million dollars for charities, including Children’s Hospital Foundation, Sydney Children’s Hospital, the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and many, many more. So, how does this group, based out of Queensland, Australia, manage to raise so much cash to support children and animal welfare charities? By selling a calendar featuring smoking hot, shirtless firefighters posing with cute puppies and adorable koalas. No, really. Take a look:
The makers of the calendar, and their models, are very passionate about helping children and animals, so they get together every year for a special photo shoot to raise awareness for the causes they support. In 1993, the group began with the intention of raising money for research into childhood burns through the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Now, in their 25th year of fundraising, they support multiple organizations and causes.
This year there are 6 calendars to choose from. There are the ‘Animal Calendar,’ the ‘Puppy Calendar,’ and the widely popular ‘Hot Firefighters’ calendar. There are also three more featuring hot firefighters from various regions of Australia, including Queensland, New South Wales, or Victoria. Whichever you choose you can’t go wrong, with each calendar providing fans of firefighters with year-long indulgence in washboard abs, bulging biceps, and sexy smirks.
Are you melting yet?
Says the Australian Firefighter Calendar’s website: “Vital funds donated by the Firefighters Calendar have helped burns units across Australia to purchase much-needed medical equipment, expand their teams and conduct important research and clinical trials that help to develop more effective and less painful treatments for children with burns.”
Is it hot in here, or is it just me?