If you’re running out of Christmas gift ideas, never fear: the Australian Firefighters Calendar is here. And they don’t just sell calendars to raise money for charities – with over $3.2 million raised since the first calendar was printed in 1993 – they also sell pillowcases and planners!

Firefighters from the Urban, Rural, Aviation, Armed Forces and Corporate firefighting services have come together for yet another glorious series of calendars. After three weeks of photoshoots, the final products include a calendar with the firefighters on their own, as well as a ‘mixed animal’ calendar, specific animal calendars (cats, dogs, and horses), a summer calendar with numerous beach shots, and an animals only calendar. The summer edition, new for 2022, features the firies in swimming gear instead of their usual fire protection ‘fits.

In addition to the calendars, a daily planner is available for $10, and six different pillowcases featuring firefighters with and without animal companions are also for sale.

As always, all proceeds will go to charity. Last year, charities supported included the Kids with Cancer Foundation, Rural Aid Australia, Pets of the Homeless, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, Precious Paws Animal Rescue, RACQ, and Healing Hooves.

In addition, the calendar is teaming up with US-based Greater Good Charities to support their Rescue Rebuild program. The Rescue Rebuild program is dedicated to renovating animal shelters, domestic violence shelters, and homeless shelters.

Director of Partnerships at Greater Good Charities Lesley McCave said, “The Greater Good Charities are so excited to be partnering with the Australian Firefighters Calendar, we have been a huge supporter of their work through our social media channels for years now. This will be the start of a long-lasting partnership on charity projects across the US.”

According to the Australian Firefighters Calendar team, the decision to begin supporting US charities was made, in part, as a thank you for the generosity shown by American animal lovers during Australia’s devastating bushfire season in 2019-20. Proceeds from calendar sales in the US helped support the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, which cared for numerous animals, particularly koalas, who were affected by the fires.

Australians and Kiwis can pick up a calendar here for $22, or buy all of them as a bundle for $175.

Image: Australian Firefighters Calendar

This article first appeared on Over60.