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Family is Powerful Medicine

Offering Comfort & Hope to Burn Patients and Their Families

I’m with The Band

December 8th, 2023

I’m With the Band is Augusta’s favorite singing competition, which supports the Burn Foundation of America. Six contestants will take the stage with local favorite, Whiskey Run, to see who will take home the $5,000 cash prize! This year’s show is jam-packed with talent and promises to be loads of fun. Make sure to mark your calendars and get your tickets today! You can purchase yours at the Columbia County Performing Arts Center Box Office or online.  

Storybook Brunch

February 24th, 2024

Calling all princes, princesses, adventurers, and superheroes – we are excited to announce that Storybook Brunch will return on Saturday, February 24, 2024!

Tickets are now on sale for just $20 each

Burn Foundation of America

The Burn Foundation of America provides assistance to burn patients and their families. This includes lodging, meals, transportation, medication, and anti-scarring garments – all free of charge. We believe in the healing power of having your loved ones nearby during the recovery process. 

Family is powerful medicine.

Our Services


The Chavis House is a 40-bed guest house where families of burn patients at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center can stay at no cost.


Local churches and organizations generously prepare and donate meals to our Chavis House guests each day.


Medication, transportation, anti-scarring garments, and other burn related essentials can be provided to patients upon hospital discharge.


We are looking for a dynamic Development and Outreach Coordinator.
For the full job description, just click on the button below.

One gift can help so many

Families: Each year, thousands of families stay at the Jeffrey Vaden Chavis House and at our partnered hotels while their loved ones are receiving treatment at Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, and other locations across the US. Your donations help provide a home-away-from-home for these families.

Burn Patients: The Burn Foundation serves 1,000 patients annually and you can help provide transportation, medication, and anti-scarring garments for a burn patient who is ready to go home.

Children: Approximately 30% of the burn patients that we serve are children under the age of 18. These amazing little survivors have unique needs during and after their stay in the hospital.

We put your dollars to work.

$25 Friend

Provides gas voucher for a burn patient upon discharge from the hospital

$50 Family

Provides one car seat for a pediatric burn patient’s return home.

$100 Guardian

Provides a night of lodging at the Chavis with complimentary meals

$250 Champion

Provides basic anti-scarring garments for a burn patient

$500 Partner

Provides 2 burn patients with a wheelchair and walker upon discharge through their recovery process

$1000 Inner Circle

Provides Distraction Therapy for 10 pediatric burn patients.

Our Partners

Our Locations

To date, the Burn Foundation provides services to patients and families at 3 different burn center locations in 2 states, Georgia and Mississippi.



1,192 burn/wound patients and their families served

8,759 nights of free lodging at the Chavis House, valued at $779,551

2,933 guests received free lodging


$239,718 in Direct Patient Services