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Stephanie is a feedONE ambassador

Like many people her age, Stephanie felt compelled to take a stand against hunger and poverty, but simply didn’t know where to start. Through her involvement with Convoy of Hope, she learned about feedONE. After reading about the lives being affected through Convoy of Hope’s feeding initiatives, Stephanie realized that becoming an ambassador was the best way to make a difference.

A college student, Stephanie knew it wasn’t possible for her to give a lot. She did, however, understand that with feedONE she could make an impact with just $10 a month. She also knew that although it wasn’t possible for her to physically feed every child herself, she could raise awareness in other ways.

As we know, it takes more than one person to eradicate global poverty. Partnering with feedONE is a step toward lasting change. All over the world, individuals, colleges, churches, and organizations are mobilizing to ensure that everyone, everywhere, has access to their most basic needs; food, clean drinking water, and education.

Want to know more about feedONE? You’re invited to our World Distribution Center for One Night to feedONE on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014.

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The Hunger Hurts Donut

Our feedONE initiative has teamed up with Hurts Donut Company and Askinosie Chocolate to fight hunger one donut and one meal at a time. Starting today through the end of May, Hurts Donut Company will be selling the “Hunger Hurts” donut, a tasty combo of donut, rice pudding and Askinosie cocoa nibs. For each donut purchased, the equivalent of the cost of a meal for a child in our Children’s Feeding Initiative is donated back to our feedONE initiative.

Donut you think that’s awesome?

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The Pack Shack Party

Just got an email from Bret Raymond, executive director of The Pack Shack, a new Northwest Arkansas anti-hunger organization dedicated to bringing people together in a “crazy fun party setting to pack healthy meals” to benefit local hunger relief organizations. Bret was writing with an update on NWA vs. Hunger, their kickoff event that recently benefitted Convoy of Hope and several other great relief organizations. Here are few sentences from Bret’s email …

“Now … the final meal count. Over two days, more than 900 people packed a total of 215,136 meals! That’s some serious funnel awesomeness! Way to go! The meals were distributed to the NWA Food Bank, 7 Hills Homeless Center, the Manna Center, and Convoy of Hope. And the meals that were given to 7 Hills on Friday afternoon were distributed on Saturday morning through their GO 7 Outreach program. Talk about immediate impact right here in NWA! As for the food [plus] drive, we estimate that 3,000-4,000 pounds of non-perishable food items were donated, along with 19 slow cookers, 1 blender, a rake and shovel, and a bunch of kitchen utensils! Beyond that, the AARP Foundation donated $10,000 to the NWA Food Bank’s senior mobile pantry program! Overwhelming generosity from every direction!”

Think Bret and The Pack Shack are passionate about fighting hunger? We do, and we’re proud to have them has partners.

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O'Reilly Auto Parts' headquarters neighbors Convoy of Hope's World Distribution Center O'Reilly Auto Parts' headquarters neighbors Convoy of Hope's World Distribution Center

Dress Casual, Do Good

People are always coming up with new ways to raise money. They have bake sales, car washes, benefit concerts and other events simply to support what they believe in. As an organization who relies on the compassion of others, we are impressed with the unique ways people decide to give. O’Reilly Auto Parts (headquartered in Springfield) has been a partner of Convoy of Hope for many years. They recently held a campaign focused on helping us make a significant impact in the lives of those in need.

“Casual for a Cause” is a day that takes place each month at the O’Reilly corporate offices giving employees the opportunity to dress more comfortably—for good reason. Each January, Convoy of Hope has been chosen as O’Reilly’s benefiting charity for Casual for a Cause. This January, they raised more than $1,200 from employees that decided to dress-down and support Convoy of Hope.

“O’Reilly has always been proud to partner with such a great organization and we feel that our contributions to Convoy of Hope have always been very much appreciated,” says Julie Gray, director of corporate services. “This is just our way of giving back in the communities in which we live and work.” Each of O’Reilly’s 4,000-plus stores in the country has an advertising/donation budget to use within their community.

We would like to thank our friends at O’Reilly Auto Parts for their continued partnership and willingness to bring help and hope to those who are hurting all over the world.

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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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