You Made Hope Happen on Giving Tuesday

People all over the world rallied around Convoy of Hope yesterday for Giving Tuesday. Because of their generosity, we can keep serving people with experiences like these:

“COVID-19 knocked us down. I’m an essential worker, a CNA. This is awesome! Anything right now will help.” —Anonymous, served at a Community Event

“Thank you to the people who make it possible that this food comes to our table and

help me grow and develop eating delicious food!” —Alejandro, a child in our Children’s Feeding program

“I use a lot of the services, but Convoy [of Hope], it’s one of the most understanding and respectful organizations. They treat you like a person — like you’re just another person that deserves something. They don’t look down on you. They don’t treat you different.” —Carly, served at a Community Event

“I am happy because I know now that I am able. Now, instead of me begging to people for help, people come to me.” —Julie, enrolled in Women’s Empowerment 

“I just wanted to share with you guys how important what you’re doing out here is. You’re saving lives out here. You’re giving opportunities for people out in the community who don’t have the financial means to be able to do things like that.” —Mandy, served at a Community Event

“This is the new standard to which we want to uphold other NGOs involved in school-based feeding programs.” —Tanzanian Government official, about Children’s Feeding

“Before, I would beg even for clothes to put on my children. Now, I buy them good clothes.” —Selam, enrolled in Women’s Empowerment

As a parent, it is nice because your kids are happier that they have the things they need to start the year off with.” —Denice, served at a Community Event

The generosity of others enables us to help those in need. Yesterday was proof that we can accomplish so much more together than we ever could alone.

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NASCAR and Joey Logano Foundations Partner at Phoenix Raceway

“Helping them is like helping family, and that’s what NASCAR is all about.”

Watch how Convoy of Hope teamed up with The NASCAR Foundation and The Joey Logano Foundation to offer help and hope to fans at Phoenix Raceway.

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Convoy of Hope Delivers Hope for the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, many families are looking forward to it eagerly. For others, however, the holidays are particularly difficult. The holiday seasons of more conventional years presented their own set of challenges, but the health and financial issues impacting many communities this year threaten to make the next few months extraordinarily challenging. Convoy of Hope’s Hope for the Holidays events were created to help combat these challenges.

Convoy of Hope’s Hope for the Holidays events were planned to bring hope and help to families in need,” explained Dianna Mulheron of Convoy of Hope’s Community Events team. “2020 has been a year of unexpected challenges: illness, loss of wages, and uncertainty of the future. For families who are struggling, the holidays can be very stressful. The goal is to relieve some of that stress by providing groceries and other goods so families can relax and enjoy one another.” 

These strategic events follow a drive-thru distribution model to help keep volunteers and Guests of Honor safe. These distribution sites are equipped with groceries, socks, and in some cases, even turkeys. The events will take place in 10 major cities across the United States and will primarily be hosted by local church campuses.

“Seeing guests being welcomed and supported without judgement or expectation is the heart behind what we do,” Dianna concluded. “Knowing that Convoy of Hope can provide resources that enables this brings us great joy during this holiday season.”

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Empowered Girls Keep Good Company

Part of life for many people living in Nairobi’s urban neighborhoods is fetching water. Often, there is a single standpipe for dozens of families where people line up with their jerrycans.

Julie is 12 years old. For her, that daily chore makes life harder. “When you go to fetch water, there are people who sit around and abuse others,” she says.

Fortunately, Julie is part of Convoy of Hope’s Girls’ Empowerment program, which helps girls learn about life skills and nutrition so that they can thrive. On a recent Thursday afternoon, the classroom erupted in cheer when the Convoy of Hope teacher, Favour, entered. It was a large room split in two by a paperboard partition — the sixth graders faced west and the fourth graders faced east. Favour led the older students in a game that had them howling with laughter. Then, they reviewed what they’d learned from the previous session on time management: Have a timetable. Avoid the bed and sofa because they make you lazy. Make deadlines. Don’t let work pile up. Set goals.

The lessons from the program help students like Julie cope with difficult environments. While she lives with both parents in a safe apartment building and goes to a good school, her environment still can be tough. She says something she has learned from Girls’ Empowerment is the importance of keeping good company and avoiding bad company. This is a helpful lesson at the standpipe, at school, and everywhere else she might go in life.

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Join Convoy of Hope on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a day that celebrates the power of doing good. This worldwide movement leverages the power of generosity to help bring hope, healing, and help to those in need.

Kindness is simple, and we’ve made supporting Convoy of Hope this Giving Tuesday just that. You can download free digital assets and share with your friends and family how you are helping our organization spread hope. Share with us on social media by tagging us @ConvoyofHope on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Wanting to start your own fundraiser? Good news! You can do so by adding a donate button to your posts, starting a Facebook fundraiser, or sharing with your friends so that they can give online. Every little bit helps, and Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity for you to make a tangible difference through Convoy of Hope.

To donate click here.

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