Beckley Community Event

We serve guests of honor–in dozens of communities throughout the world–by providing them with free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals and much more at our signature events. Hope Starts Here.

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304-252-0717 or adminassist@outoftheboxchurch.org

YMCA Soccer Complex

East Beckley Bypass & YMCA Drive, Beckley, West Virginia 25801

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Hope Starts Here in your city, your community, your neighborhood. The Convoy of Hope event is just the beginning of a long-lasting movement that has the power to transform people’s lives, inspire compassion and service, and bring people and organizations together like never before. This is a collaborative effort to bring hope to a city through free groceries, health screenings, job services, family portraits, haircuts, prayer, activities for children and more.

Free Guest Services

  • Groceries More than 35,000 pounds of free groceries
  • Community Service Dozens of local community service organizations will assist with a variety of needs
  • Lunch Free light bag lunch for everyone in attendance
  • Health Services Free medical and dental screenings with local doctors, medical professionals and dentists
  • Haircut Free haircuts for the whole family by local barbers and hairstylists
  • Entertainment Free live music and entertainment
  • Portrait Free family portraits courtesy of local photographers
  • Job & Career Services Information, tools, training and advisory services for the unemployed and underemployed
  • Prayer Guests will have the opportunity to receive prayer and support from members of the local churches
  • Kids Zone Dozens of free carnival games, inflatables and live entertainment. Free concessions and lots of prizes

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Guest Poster

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Volunteer Flyer

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Get Involved

Strong participation by local businesses, churches, community agencies and groups is crucial to the success of this event. Through this collaborative effort we do together what no one could do alone.

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An inspiration to empower women

In 1969 my parents’ automobile was hit by a drunken driver. My father was killed and my mother was seriously injured. Suddenly, my mother became a single parent and began looking for a job to support the family.

She did not have a college education or formal training. She wanted to care for her children but she found it difficult to find employment that provided adequate compensation. Although I was just a boy, I remember her leaving the house day after day to search for a job. She was determined that her family would not stay on welfare forever.

Finally, she was offered a temporary position which eventually led to full-time employment.  That was one of the greatest moments of her life.

In countries like Ethiopia, Convoy of Hope’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative, which teaches women skills to earn and save money through job training, is giving women an opportunity to earn an income that enables them to feed their children. In essence, they are accomplishing what my mother did many years ago.

Many of these women have been abandoned and abused their entire lives. But finally, through Women’s Empowerment, they are being given a chance at a better life.

I’ve had the opportunity to visit some of the businesses these women have started. I wish you could see their smiles and hear their words of gratitude.

Because the women are being taught how to save a portion of their earnings, no longer will they be living in the streets or struggling to make ends meet.  They have new skills and a greater understanding of business principles. As a result, their future is bright.

Thank you for caring and giving so Convoy of Hope can continue to meet the needs of women in places like Ethiopia, Tanzania, El Salvador and more.

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From The Founders / Women's Empowerment
Qdobas are running out of space to put the hundreds of papers representing each donation. Qdobas are running out of space to put the hundreds of papers representing each donation.

Queso and Compassion

Do you like helping feed hungry children? Do you like chips & queso? If you do, we’ve got just the thing for you if you live near certain Qdoba restaurants in Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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We’ve teamed up with Qdoba and at select locations, you can donate $2.00 to our feedONE Initiative and get a coupon for free chips and queso for your next visit.

“We’re running out of places to put them,” says a Qdoba worker at a restaurant in Springfield, Mo., as he glances at the hundreds of papers on the wall that represent each donation.

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Each $2.00 donation helps us sustain our Children’s Feeding Initiative in 10 countries.

“I usually like to help others out when I can,” says Joanne of Springfield, after showing her support to Convoy of Hope through a donation.

The campaign with Qdoba continues through the end of the month, so if you live in Missouri, Arkansas or Oklahoma, check with your local Qdoba regarding participation and join us in our effort to feed hungry children. There’s only a few days left! And who doesn’t love free chips and queso?

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While the nation pauses to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and the revolution he founded on the principles of hope and love, we’re reminded how one person’s compassion for humanity can change the course of history.

As the civil rights movement spread across America in the 1960’s, Dr. King encouraged people to “cling to hope” as they fought for equal rights. His words still ring true today, reminding all of us to have hope and faith in our lives.

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Inspiration
A card from a child in the Philippines. A card from a child in the Philippines.

Kids say it best — Letters from the field

Every once in awhile we get cards from children here in the U.S. and around the world. Hearing from children is one of our favorite things, so we wanted to share some of them with you. Enjoy!

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“I think you put people’s needs before yours, you put rainbows in peoples lifes!! — McKenzie, student at Springfield, Mo., Public Schools.

Do you need a rainbow in your life? McKenzie says that’s what we do and sure, we’ll take that.

 

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This one showcases the beauty that is the Philippines. And inside the card? Even more beautiful. Mahalica, who attends Divisoria Elementary School in the Philippines where we feed 200 kids every school day wrote, “Thanks for the feeding you are giving us. May you never get tired of helping us.”

 

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You’re welcome Flordeliza! We love you and we love the Philippines!

 

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This cover of this card says it all …well almost all. Check out the inside:

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“To the sponsors of Convoy of Hope, thank you for giving me foods in our feeding. My weight improved. Thank you very much. God Bless you. — Janella Faye, Divisoria Elementary School, the Philippines.

 

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Relief to the hurting.

 

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Feeling the love from the Philippines and here in the U.S.

 

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Kids are amazing.

 

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“Dear Convoy of Hope, Thank you very much for feeding me. You and your group have a gold heart.”  — Joshua, Divisoria Elementary School, the Philippines.

Thanks to Joshua for the card and the awesome message. You have a gold heart too!

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