Supporters

Anthem Rotary Club: Participates in annual Golf Classic golf tournaments held at Anthem Country Club sponsored by the Anthem Rotary Club.  https://www.facebook.com/pg/Anthem-Rotary-Club-101293778092/about/?tab=overview

Veterans First Ltd (VFL): Provides logistics, fundraising, and volunteer assistance to Veterans First – a non-profit organization supporting Women Veterans. VFL established and manages Mary Ellen’s Place, a facility with fourteen studio apartments, specifically dedicated to provide housing for single Women Veterans.  Veterans First and Mary Ellen’s Place has saved numerous lives.

If a Women Veteran needs assistance, please click on  http://veteransfirstltd.org .  VFL assists Women Veterans who are struggling with re-entering civilian life after military service or are at-risk of becoming homeless.

Anthem Community Council (ACC): Works closely with Council to sponsor Memorial Day and Veterans Day programs at the Anthem Veterans Memorial (AVM).  The Daisy Mountain Veterans maintain the flags at the Memorial and participates in various other activities at the Memorial; brick laying, memorial services, and welcome home for veterans. They also participate in Anthem Day’s and Autumn Fest.  http://www.onlineatanthem.com/anthem-community-council

Network of Anthem Area Assistance Providers (NAAAP): Provides help and hope to those individuals and families to get back on their feet. Member of this growing collaborative effort among non-profit and charitable organizations.  http://www.anthemnetwork.org.

Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities: Donate remaining toys from the Daisy Mountain Veterans Toy Store to the Daisy Mountain Firefighters to be given to the Maricopa County Medical Center.  The small, new stuffed toys are put on the firetrucks to be given to children during tragic events. http://www.firefighterscharities.org.

Youth for Troops: Assists with making the plastic sleeping mats for the homeless, volunteers at the Anthem Veterans Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies, distributes Poppy’s, and sews the American Hero quilts. https://www.facebook.com/YouthforTroops/

Outlets of Anthem Shopping Extravaganza: Selling a minimum of 100 shopping extravaganza tickets at $25.00 each helps support the student scholarship fund. For every $25.00 ticket, $15.00 will be go back to the Daisy Mountain Veterans.  The ticket holders for the shopping extravaganza will receive exclusive discounts, wine tasting, lunch, and are eligible to win over $30,000 in gift card prizes.  http://www.outletsanthem.com

Major Projects

Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade: Founders, financiers, and managers of this parade to honor Veterans.  Always held on the Saturday before Veterans Day, this volunteer-run parade has become one of the premier events in the southwest United States for over a dozen years. Previous parades have honored WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Navajo Code Talkers, Tuskegee Airmen, Gulf War and Desert Storm Veterans, Women Veterans, and more. Learn More.

Bingo Nights: On the first and third Friday evening of every month, Veteran Bingo is held the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 West Anthem Way, Suite 202.  Early Bird bingo begins at 6:30 PM with regular bingo at 7:00 PM.  $20.00 includes all games, Veteran Bonus, and 50/50 play. Games offered include regular bingo, blackout, and a variety of other games.

Cash payouts range from $25.00 up to several hundred dollars for the progressive bingo’s.  However, you must be 18 years old to play.  Snacks are available. Bingo is one of the Daisy Mountain Veteran’s main fundraisers, which allows us to assist Veterans in need.  Learn More.

Veteran Vehicle Campaign: Presents vehicles to many deserving Veterans and their families.

High School Scholarships: Awards high school scholarships to students within the local community who have had a military member in their family.

Daisy Mountain Veterans Toy Store: Gives struggling parents Christmas toys to give to their children, with the support of our local schools. All of the toys were donated by the local community. Over 400 Christmas toys (4 per child) were given out during the 2016 Christmas season.

Plastic Sleeping Mats for the Homeless: Distributed over 80 plastic sleeping mats for the homeless since May 2016.

Incarcerated Women and Men Veterans: Visits quarterly the Women’s Camp and Federal Prison located in north Phoenix to meet with incarcerated Veterans.  DMV answers questions about VA Benefits, claim processes, and general updates about the Veterans Administration.  Many times these incarcerated Veterans just need another Veteran to talk to.  Visits typically last an hour to an hour and a half.

The women are assisting Daisy Mountain Veterans with making plastic sleeping mats for the homeless.

American Hero Quilts: Starting in fall 2017, the Daisy Mountain Veterans will be sewing quilts for injured troops returning home from war so they can receive a “hug” of appreciation. These “hugs” are exceptional patriotic, heirloom quality quilts. Each is unique, created by many loving hands.

Aid to Veterans and Their Families: Assists veterans and their families who are undergoing hardships to find housing, furnishings, transportation, and other services as necessary.

Other Projects

Christmas Ornament Sales: Operates a booth during weekends at the Anthem Outlet Mall during the Christmas season.  The primary function for the booth is to sell “retired” decorations from the Nations’ Tallest Christmas Tree, located at the Anthem Outlet Mall.   The ornaments make great decorations indoors and outdoors, souvenirs, and unique gifts.   This event also serves as an opportunity for people to join the Daisy Mountain Veterans and to purchase Veteran t-shirts.

National Memorial Cemetery: Participates in wreath laying on Memorial Day and Pearl Harbor Day to honor fallen Veterans. We participate in funerals of our members and others who are interned at the National Memorial Cemetery off Cave Creek Road in North Phoenix.

Toys for Tots: Collects new, unwrapped toys for distribution among local children in conjunction with the United States Marine Corp (U.S.M.C.) Toys for Tots program. Look for Toys for Tots collection boxes during November/December at the Anthem Outlet Mall and other businesses around Anthem.

Salvation Army Christmas Bell Ringing: Ringing the Christmas Bell during the Christmas holiday season.

Strong Commitment to Schools: Visits local schools annually to participate in Flag Day, Constitution Day, disseminate flag etiquette, and discuss the need for community and military service with students. Daisy Mountain Veterans furnishes meal cards and other financial support to students and their families in the surrounding communities.

Memorial Day: Sponsors a pot luck BBQ for all Daisy Mountain Veterans.

Christmas Party: Sponsors a pot luck for all Daisy Mountain Veterans.

AZ Crew Charity Golf Tournament: Volunteered at the 15th Annual AZ Crew Charity Golf Tournament held at Gainey Ranch on May 6, 2016 benefiting Veterans First Ltd. The funds help to provide programs, services, and affordable housing for Women Veterans. www.veteransfirstltd.org

Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC):  Work with their leaders to help them accomplish their goals. JROTC participates in the Veterans Parade and Veterans Memorial activities.  Volunteer opportunities are provided to assist with JROTC volunteer hour requirements.

United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps (USNSCC): Work with their leaders to help them accomplish their goals.  USNSCC participates in the Veterans Parade and Veterans Memorial activities.  Volunteer opportunities are provided to assist with USNSCC volunteer hour requirements.