Below is how it got started and what it means to our community. This overview was taken from their facebook.
Kirk was sent to Disney by the donations from police officers and firefighters. When Kirk passed from the cancer his father wanted to honor the memory of his son by granting Kirk's wish for all hospitalized children in Peoria to be remembered at Christmas.
The Kirk Edwards Foundation supports area police and firefighters families whose children are suffering from catastrophic illnesses or injuries. The foundation also supports various charitable causes with a special emphasis on helping children. The foundation has given support to St. Jude, Children's Hospital, Crittenton Centers, all 3 of Peoria's children's activity rooms, Friendship House, Neighborhood House, Camp Good News, and various other charitable organizations
The Kirk Edwards Foundation is a 501 c 3 charitable organization and donations are deductible as allowed by law. The Kirk Edwards Foundation is supported by it's members, Peoria Police Officers and Firefighters, and endorsed by the Peoria Police Benevolent Association and Firefighters Local 50.