The Ridgefield Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1739 is hosting a “boot drive” at Stop and Shop of Ridgefield on Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

The fundraiser, which is being held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, hopes to raise enough funds to donate to Ann's Place in Danbury and to Brooke Blake, a young Ridgefield student battling a rare form of brain cancer.  

IAFF Local 1739 members will be onsite and tee shirts will be available for purchase.  

All donors will receive a breast cancer awareness or Believe in Brooke wristband as a thank you gift.  

Editor's note: The boot drive is not to collect boots but to collect money. It's a traditional fire department fundraiser with the goal being to fill the boots with money.