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

Press Releases

Lake Pleasant Halloween BBQ and Boat Ride
Posted October 26, 2017

Lake Pleasant Halloween BBQ and boat ride. Our generous partner, Dillon's BBQ hosted 125 military families on October 26th. The families enjoyed a beautiful evening on the water and then the children were sent to the Haunted House which was opened especially for them

Malik’s Gifts Hosts Youth Football & Soccer Program and serves over 300 children in Jacksonville
Posted July 7, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017 – It was an incredible experience for over 300 children that got to participate in the Malik Jackson Youth Football and Soccer Program on Saturday, June 10 at University Christian School in Jacksonville, Florida. Malik's Gifts donated the money to cover all the expenses so that all the children could attend at no cost!

Heroes Gala - Shelbyville, Indiana
Posted June 30, 2017

March 4, 2017 - Shelbyville, Indiana

The Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, James Baker and his staff provided the exceptional venue, food and hospitality for the Annual Heroes Gala 2017 benefitting Helping Hands for Freedom.

2017 Helping Hands For Freedom Heroes Golf Classic
Posted June 9, 2017

On Monday, April 24, 2017, a field of over 120 golfers supported the Annual HHFF Heroes Golf Classic at the beautiful Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona.

American Made Hero by Evan Williams Bourbon
Posted June 8, 2017

May 31, 2017 Did you know our co-founder Patrick Shannon, a two time Purple Heart recipient and a Bronze Star recipient, was chosen as an American Made Hero by Evan Williams Bourbon? Pick up your bottle today and learn about Staff Sgt. Shannon's story.

Gold Star Day at Castles 'N Coasters
Posted June 8, 2017

May 6, 2017 Helping Hands For Freedom celebrated our annual event at Castles N Coasters in partnership with Survivor Outreach Services.

This year we hosted 59 military family members for a day of laughter, fun, delicious food and a sense of community. Thank you to Danika at Castles N Coasters and our SOS team, Stella Cook and Kevin Herzinger for making this day so very special.

Balistreri Vineyards for HHFF
Posted April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017; Denver, Colorado - It was an amazing night at Balistreri Vineyards for HHFF.... Julie and her family are fantastic people and if you haven't had a chance to visit their place in Denver, Colorado... put it on your to do list! We enjoyed sharing with our guests our charity's story and what some of our fundraising goals are for 2017.

A Holiday Gathering for Survivors hosted by Malik Jackson and HHFF
Posted December 14, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - What an incredible time in Jacksonville hosting a Holiday Party with Malik Jackson and over 100 military children and families in attendance. The holiday season is often tough on military families so Helping Hands for Freedom, Survivor Outreach Services, and Malik’s Gifts partnered together to provide gifts, food and smiles for everyone.