Privacy Policy

Convoy of Hope has the following privacy policy to help maintain your trust and to protect the personal information you provide to us.

Collecting of information

The online information that we collect includes your name, address, city, state, zip, telephone number, e-mail address. In addition, we may collect your credit card information as part of a donation that you make. We may use your information to process your donation, issue a tax receipt for your donation, or process your purchase. We may also use your information to add you to our mailing list for monthly newsletters and other organizational communications. If we add you to our mailing list , you will always have the option to be removed from that list at any time. If we collect your credit card information, it will only be used to process your donation or purchase.

To remove your name

If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, please use the “contact us” page on our website. Simply give us your name and address and indicate your desire to be removed from our list in the comments section of this form. You may also call our office at (417) 823-8998 to be removed from the mailing list. To be removed from our email list, simply click on the unsubscribe link provided on each email and follow the instructions.

No sharing of personal information

Convoy of Hope will never share your personal information with other organizations. We guarantee that your identity will be kept confidential. Your personal information will only be used for internal Convoy of Hope purposes.

Security

Convoy of Hope uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. With the SSL technology, the credit card information you enter while making a donation or purchase will be encrypted before traveling over the internet. After we receive your credit card information, it is only used to process your donation or purchase.

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HOPE for the road ahead

Hindsight is 20/20 right? When we look back at life’s experiences from a distance, it seems like we have giant, clear eyeballs from Ben Stein’s Clear Eyes commercials to easily see life’s secret treasure map. Think of the last time you had a tough conversation—good or bad—with someone or a group of people. What did you do for the next, hour, day, week or maybe even longer? If you’re like most of us, you’ve replayed that conversation in various imaginary versions (some of them quite entertaining) in your mind to the point that you figured out all the right things you should have said. You looked back with clear eyes and then you could see: X marks the spot.

Seeing ahead simply isn’t the same as seeing behind. In our cars, we have a giant windshield to see everything in front of us and tiny mirrors to see behind us. Why? Well, maybe because seeing stuff flying at you at 70 mph is harder (and more important) than seeing it moving away from you. When we look back at Convoy of Hope’s first 20 years as an organization, we see an obvious road that we’ve been on to get where we’re at, but along the way it probably wasn’t always that way. On the first day that Hal Donaldson started bringing groceries to migrant workers out of the back of a pick-up, he probably wasn’t thinking, “I bet 20 years from now we’ll have a social media hipster who writes blog posts about hope.”

What can you see when you look ahead at your life? Maybe—if you’re normal—you see roadblocks, drop offs, fog, unidentified flying objects, pedestrians and hit-a-road-worker-go-to-jail signs? Maybe it’s too hard for you to see beyond something that’s glaring in your rear-view mirror?

This is the third post in a series of blog posts intended at discovering the realities of HOPE. If you’ve been reading along, you’ve noticed that we’re mostly asking you questions. Why? Because we want you to experience the hope that we have for yourself. If you like what you’re reading, catch up on the first and second posts.

So, back to hope. What does all this seeing, driving, searching stuff have to do with it? Everything, and nothing. Everything, because when you have hope, it completely changes the way you see the road ahead and the road behind. Nothing, because hope exists despite what your eyes can see, and it completely alters what your ears can hear. Hope is an invisible mystery that dwells somewhere between our heads and our hearts, yet it lacks ears (and eyes) for life’s limits and beats to its own drum.

When, where, how have you discovered hope? How has it cleared up your ears and eyes for the road ahead? Join the conversation in the comments below!

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Inspiration
Shannon volunteered in the National Breast Cancer Foundation tent at our recent community event in Sioux City, IA. Shannon volunteered in the National Breast Cancer Foundation tent at our recent community event in Sioux City, IA.

Hello, my name is Shannon

Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Shannon—a volunteer at our recent Sioux City, Iowa community event—has gotten us off to a head start. After volunteering in the National Breast Cancer Foundation tent all day, she left us this note.

“Hello, my name is Shannon, I’m 19 years old and I attend nursing school in Iowa. Today while volunteering I told people the importance of early screening for breast cancer. The reason I came today was [because] I was want to make a difference in peoples lives, and telling them about preventative measures for breast cancer could potentially save their life.

I know from experience the importance of catching breast cancer at an early stage. My Aunt and Grandma both are breast cancer survivors. Just telling someone to get their yearly mammograms is important.

I would like to volunteer to inform people about breast cancer and how life-threatening it can be. Also, I want to fundraise at my college to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation through Convoy of Hope. Reaching out to others about breast cancer awareness is my ultimate goal … and to spread the word about Convoy of Hope.”

Wow! Shannon gets it, doesn’t she? We’re grateful for incredible volunteers like Shannon, who come ready to serve, then leave changed and ready to serve more!

Have you been to one of our community events? What was your experience?

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Community Outreach / Program Updates