Mike Ives is a former U.S. Marine on a mission…
The mission is to improve the lives of U.S. Military Veterans in need through ‘Charity Vending’. He accomplishes this through his recently launched tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity ‘Vendors For Veterans’ and it’s ‘Help A Hero’ outreach program for vending route operators.
As a veteran and a vending route operator himself, Mike brings a unique perspective to the Charity Vending aspect of our business. He knows what charity route operators want and need. He has invested much of the past year putting together this new alternative program to give route operators another option when it comes to choosing a sponsoring charity. The program is now available.
Many of our cherished Veterans need our help. After performing their duty with honor some return home and occasionally find themselves in difficult financial situations – even homelessness.
Vendors For Veterans is here to help. We can provide funds for rent, food, utilities, medical and other emergency or urgent needs – thanks to our vendor partners.
This V4V vending charity program includes "FREE STUFF" that charity route operators find very useful – such as brochures, certificates of appreciation, ID card/name tags, locating scripts and tips and more. All free with the high quality vinyl labels.
Professional locators and do-it-yourselfers are both pleased by how well this charity is accepted by prospective locations. It seems that everyone loves our Veterans. Having Vendors For Veterans as your sponsoring charity will certainly help a lot with achieving new locations.