MILITARY ASSISTANCE MISSION INC

Serving those who serve us!

aka MAM   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  www.azmam.org

Mission

Providing Financial and Morale aid to our current Arizona Military, their families, and post 9/11 recipients of Purple Heart or Combat Action Badge or equivalent.

Ruling year info

2012

Founder / CEO

Mrs. Margy Bons

Main address

515 E. Carefree Hwy #971

Phoenix, AZ 85085 USA

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EIN

45-4084403

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Basic Needs Support

Military Assistance Mission (MAM) provide grants for rent, mortgage, vehicle payments, vehicle insurance, vehicle repairs, food, and utilities. The program is eligible for Arizona Active-Duty, National Guard & Reserve military E-5 and below, as well as post 9/11 recipients of a Purple Heart Certificate or a Combat Action Badge or equivalent.
Applicant must be stationed in and reside in Arizona to qualify for assistance.

Once the application is reviewed and approved, MAM pays the bill directly.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Low-income people

This program is designed to assist with the extraneous fees for school activities. We will help with costs for the following programs: Uniforms for sports, music, and choir, costumes for dance, drama, and cheer, and instruments for choir, music, and band, & tutoring fees.

Assistance is currently eligible for AZ Active-Duty, Guard & Reserve, E-5, and below.
Current service members must provide a current LES and Military ID.
You must be stationed in Arizona and reside in Arizona to qualify for assistance.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Adolescents
Children

This assists with expenses while waiting for your GI Benefits such as; rent, mortgage, utilities, car payments, and car insurance. You must be an Arizona Reservist living in Arizona.
Applicants must provide the following:
School invoice
Reservists and Veterans must be able to show status in the form of Military ID/DD214, LES, or Orders.
Proof of household income, disability benefits, and VA benefits
Honorably discharged from their respected branch of service

In order to process an application, all information must be present including copies of bills and documents.
This is for transitioning service members that are starting school after service and are using their Post 9/11 GI Bill or GI Bill for the first time

Population(s) Served
Students
Military personnel
Veterans

Four times a year, MAM selects five expecting Arizona Service Members and/or their spouse to attend a baby shower hosted by MAM. Due to current circumstances, MAM’s Baby Bundle Bash will be virtual. Instead of a group baby shower, we will schedule a photo opp and bring your Baby Bundle Bash to your home. The purpose of this program is to ensure parents receive the essentials they need in preparation for their upcoming arrival!

Selected families submit a registry and MAM purchases the items they need.
Must be a current Arizona Service Member
Must be rank E-5 or below
Post 9/11 Purple Heart Recipients are also eligible regardless of rank Must be expecting FIRST or SECOND CHILD
You or your spouse must be at least 16 weeks pregnant at the time of the baby shower or baby must be born within 14 days of the shower to participate.
If the Service Member’s spouse is the one expecting, they must be verified on DEERS.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Infants and toddlers

This summer MAM will organize a drive to collect backpacks and school supplies. Those school supplies are given to military children in Arizona to ensure that they are able to go to school in the fall with the same supplies as their civilian classmates. Eligible to Arizona Military (Active Duty, National Guard or Reserve) Rank E-5 or below.

Population(s) Served
Students

As the holidays approach, there are military families who are struggling to pay their bills. The pressure of providing gifts for their children can be difficult. Every year Military Assistance Mission helps ease the burden and adds some holiday cheer with the support of individuals and companies. Without them, the tree may be missing some holiday cheer!

At “Operation Christmas Giving” Military parents receive gifts for their children, while children “shop” for their parents and siblings at a festive holiday event in December. Christmas Carolers, photos with Santa, superheroes, princesses, hot cocoa, sweet treats, and more make Operation Christmas Giving fun for all!

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Adolescents
Children
Military personnel
Veterans
Adolescents
Children

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Arizona Military Members including Active-Duty, National Guard, and Reserve, E-5 or below. We also assist post 9/11 veterans who have received a Purple Heart or Combat Action Badge. Our assistance extends to their families.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We had heard in communications from contacts that two team members were contacting the same people for the same reasons. We restructured the positions at Military Assistance Mission to prevent that kind of job duplication.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Some of the feedback in applications referred to a rising cost of living, specifically rent costs increasing dramatically in Arizona. We adjusted our amount applicants receive in financial assistance from $500 to $1,000 to better assist our Arizona military in need.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

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MILITARY ASSISTANCE MISSION INC

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

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