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Hezzy and Monet are proud to receive brand new free school supplies at a recent Tacoma, Wash., community outreach. Hezzy and Monet are proud to receive brand new free school supplies at a recent Tacoma, Wash., community outreach.

Giving Tuesday with Convoy of Hope

At Convoy of Hope we believe in giving and today on #GivingTuesday we’re celebrating by asking you to believe in it with us. While this day has only been around a couple years, the concept of giving isn’t so new. Some pretty incredible people have made a big deal about giving.

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
– Sir Winston Churchill

Here on our blog we don’t do a lot of asking people to make donations. We believe that if we tell our story, people will be compelled by their own generosity to join with us by giving.

So, here’s our story. At a young age, brother’s Hal, Dave and Steve Donaldson lost their father in a car accident that also left their mother badly injured. The sustaining generosity of neighbors and local churches that they experienced during that time inspired them to found Convoy of Hope in 1994. Since then, Convoy of Hope has served 62 million people in more than 100 countries through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.

“Give and it will be given to you.”
– Jesus

Our story is all about giving. It’s friendly neighbors giving to a hurting Donaldson family. Then, it’s the Donaldson brothers giving groceries out of the backs of pick-ups in the early nineties. Very quickly our story grew to include volunteers and generous donors giving early on. In 2013 it’s been giving hope and helpful resources to guests of honor at 35 community outreaches across the U.S., giving education and start-up funding to empower women, giving agricultural education to thousands of farmers in Haiti, giving food and nutrition to 126,000 children in our feeding initiative and giving immediate relief and hope to survivors of 15 disasters all around the world.

“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”
– Mother Teresa

We’d be honored to have you visit our donation page to take part in nearly 20 years of giving hope this Giving Tuesday.

 

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Nearly 700 participants showed up early for the Springfield, Mo., Running With Convoy. Nearly 700 participants showed up early for the Springfield, Mo., Running With Convoy.

This year’s Running With Convoy 5k in Springfield, Mo., raised upwards of $40,000 that will help us to continue to add more children and countries like Tanzania to our Children’s Feeding Initiative. The weather was crisp, clear and sunny. Competitive runners and families alike stretched, found friends and enjoyed fresh brewed Heroes coffee as they eagerly awaited race time. Nearly 700 runners participated to help feed more than 126,000 children around the world. Hard-working volunteers, 107 of them, came out to make the race, food, fun and games all perfect for our runners. By the time everyone had crossed the finish-line, the bouncy houses were full of kids, great food was nourishing runners’ wobbly legs and results began to roll in.

Running With Convoy Results

Top Overall Male Finisher: | Mark Johnson | 17:42

Top Overall Female Finisher | Rosie Laughlin |20:54

Top Fundraiser | Joshua Gurney | $740

Top Fundraising Team | University Plaza Hotel | $1,503

Largest Team | Assemblies of God HQ | 20 Participants

 If you were in any way involved, thank you!

Get full Running With Convoy results here.

Do you want to keep Running With Convoy? Join our team for the Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival.

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