December 14th, 2017 marked the Annual ZooLights Holiday Celebration for Arizona Gold Star and AW2 families supported by Helping Hands for Freedom and AZTV 7. 164 family members joined us for a holiday dinner at the Phoenix Zoo, family gifts, toys for children and with the special appearance of Santa Claus and his helpers.
Colorado, December 2017 - Imagine Classical Academy in Colorado Springs
Helping Hands for Freedom’s Colorado Board Liaison, Jeffrey T. Smith, worked with his team in Colorado throughout the month of December to provide toys, gift cards, meals and good cheer for our military families this holiday season. We are indebted to our military and veterans for their service and the sacrifice their families make every day.
On December 16, 2017, Helping Hands for Freedom welcomed 45 military children to Shop with a Cop in Greenwood, Indiana. This annual event is supported by the Trooper Bartram Foundation and is always an opportunity to bring joy to these children during the holiday season.
AZ LEOS supported Helping Hands for Freedom and the military children and teens of Arizona with their 15th Annual Shop with A Cop Program on December 2nd, 9th and 16th. Over 35 military children shopped with military escorts or other first responders to shop at Walmart and Target during the month of December.
11/24/2017 Helping Hands for Freedom would like to thank Arizona Broadway Theatre, Tracy Williams, Director of Patron Services and Brad York, Marketing Director for designating Helping Hands for Freedom as the recipient of their Toy Drive for our Veterans and their families this year.
On Veterans Day Helping Hands for Freedom held a benefit concert at Lusso Fine Motorcars in Scottsdale. Ultimate Bon Jovi and Don't Stop Believing Journey cover bands entertained more than 300 guests. The November 11th evening raised more than $85,000 to assist veterans and Gold Star families with fundamental life needs.