Vendors For Veterans is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization established for the benefit of U.S. Military Veterans in need.

Our founder, Mike Ives, is a former U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Staff Sergeant. He served during the Viet Nam War era. He has been active in the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program for many years.

Mike has been a life-long entrepreneur, founding several businesses.  For the past few years he has been the owner/operator of Candy Man Vending Company in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He has had a lifelong dream of finding a way to help those vets who have served and sacrificed only to return home and fall on hard times. Vendors For Veterans is his means of fulfilling that dream.

Vendors For Veterans is fast becoming  the #1 “go to” charity program for the U.S. vending industry – including route owners & operators, locators, distributors promoters  and manufacturers.

Please feel free to call Mike at any time at 702-475-1544.


Vendors For Veterans mission is to help improve the lives of U.S. Military Veterans who are in need. We believe that there are no more deserving members of our society.

We provide financial assistance to needy vets and their families to help with everyday living expenses like rent, food, utilities, medical & dental and other emergency or urgent needs.

We accomplish this with the support of our charity vendor partners through our ‘Help A Hero’  outreach program. When vendors join the program they are granted a license to display our charity labels on their vending equipment. In exchange, they agree to make a small monthly donation to the charity. More information can be found on other pages throughout this site.

Vendors For Veterans is the only U.S. charity established exclusively for the U.S. Vending Industry including vending route operators, locators, distributors, promoters and manufacturers.