Helping Hands for Freedom is a 501c3 dedicated to supporting the families of the fallen, wounded and deployed.

Press Releases

Gold Star Family Holiday Reception at the Governor's Mansion
Posted December 15, 2019

On December 15th In Colorado there was a Gold Star Family Holiday Reception at the Governor's Mansion. In addition to yummy food, Santa was a welcomed guest and the kids loved all of the craft options.

A Gold Star Tree was arrayed with ornaments to display and honor the Deceased Service Members. It was a very lighthearted event and the Gold Star Families had a great time.

GoDaddy joined AZTV7 at Costco
Posted December 11, 2019

On December 11th Go Daddy joined AZTV7 at Costco in Gilbert, AZ. Each Go Daddy employee was given an allowance to purchase gifts which were then given to Helping Hands for Freedom to be used during Zoo Lights. Thank you to Costco, Go Daddy and AZTV7.

Shop With a Cop
Posted December 7, 2019

Cindy and Jim Hill from Shop with a Cop included over 200 children of the fallen, wounded and deployed in the four events on December 7th and 14th. Each child was given an allowance of $100 to shop for whatever they wanted. Many shopped for their single parent, purchased clothes or the latest hot toy.

Kyle Busch Shows Support for Gold Star and Survivor Families
Posted August 20, 2019

April 30, 2019 - HHFF met their new NASCAR hero in Kyle Busch. Co-founder Rod Smith and Billy Crafton, a financial adviser to professional athletes, organized a meeting with Kyle Busch to show his support of our Gold Star and Survivor families at the Arizona National Guard base.

AZTV7 Backpack Collection
Posted July 30, 2019

This July Helping Hands for Freedom partnered with AZTV7 to collect backpacks for the children of the fallen, wounded and deployed to insure the kids had a backpack full of school supplies to kick off the 2019 school year.

Tee it up for Heroes Fund Raising Golf Tournament
Posted July 14, 2019

July 14, 2019 - 90 golfers gathered for our annual Tee it up for Heroes fund raising golf tournament. Thank you to Valle Vista Country Club in Greenwood, Indiana for a great golf course and great food following golf. This event has become a staple of our fund raising efforts in Hoosier land home of our co-founder Patrick Shannon.

2018 Heroes Golf Classic at Moon Valley CC
Posted June 14, 2018

April 23, 2018 - Moon Valley Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona was the host to the annual Helping Hands for Freedom Heroes Golf Classic. This event's purpose is to raise funds in support of our Gold Star and Military families. Weather was perfect and the course and comradery was outstanding.

Thank you to our sponsors and players whose support makes this tournament a tremendous success.

Annual ZooLights Holiday Celebration
Posted January 5, 2018

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.