Applications Now Open; Non-Profit Will Select 15 Families to Receive Gifts and Supplies at Private Event

LAS VEGAS (November 30, 2022) – Charlie-Mike Foundation (CMF), a locally based foundation established to connect veterans with careers after military service, will spread holiday cheer to 15 families this season through its Adopt-a-Family event.

Applications are now open on the CMF website, and veteran and non-veteran families are eligible to apply for themselves or nominate someone else. Applicants or nominators must provide the total size of the household as well as number of children, how being selected would ease their holiday stress this year and a list of non-monetary items requested (e.g., toys, clothing, groceries or other necessities). CMF will select 15 deserving families, each of whom will receive gifts and household goods which will be distributed to them during a private event.

“We are grateful to share our good fortune with the community and invite everyone who truly needs support or knows someone who does to submit an application,” said Mike Del Prado, founder, Charlie-Mike Foundation. “This time of the year should be a joyful time, and we aim to ensure more families can enjoy holiday cheer through this initiative.”


Charlie-Mike Foundation connects veterans with skilled local resources committed to creating a personalized path for the successful transition as they embark on their next mission. The organization was founded by Mike Del Prado, a U.S. Navy veteran and chief executive officer of Las Vegas-based Executive Option, a business consulting firm specializing in enterprise project management and recovery. “Charlie-Mike” is the military code phrase for “continue mission,” or pushing through adversity no matter the difficulties. CMF offers veterans access to trained career mentors, personal and family-oriented career plans driven by the veteran’s health, financial and individualized needs, as well as ongoing and long-term career support and resources. Interested veterans can sign up for CMF’s services.


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