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Forbes Ranks Convoy of Hope in Top 100 Charities

Convoy of Hope is thrilled to announce that we have been included on Forbes’ 2020 list of “America’s Top Charities”!

With more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the United States, it’s a huge honor for us to be ranked among the top 100. In 2019, Convoy of Hope ranked 82nd on this list. Since then, we have increased our standing to 75th.

Forbes assesses nonprofit organizations based on charitable commitment and fundraising efficiency. Convoy of Hope received high marks in both categories.

This news came shortly after Good Housekeeping included Convoy of Hope in their “The 50 Best Charities to Give to Right Now” list.

The recognition we receive from publications like Forbes and Good Housekeeping is a direct result of those who actively choose to join us in our mission. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of those who need hope the most.

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How to change the world in 2021

It’s a new year and many of us need a fresh start. Whether it’s setting up ways to be more generous, finding new opportunities to volunteer, or being proactive in your kindness, here are several ways you can make 2021 the year you start changing the world for the better.

 

Smart Giving

Use these apps and platforms to make being generous even easier!

  • RoundUp – Use this app to “round up” your purchases to donate a few cents each time you make a transaction. It might not seem like a lot, but your donation will go a long way and we’re thankful for every penny.
  • Amazon Smile – By selecting Convoy of Hope in your Amazon Smile profile, a portion of every purchase you make helps us serve those in need.
  • Alexa – If you use any Alexa-enabled device, simply say, “Alexa, make a donation to Convoy of Hope,” and they will help you donate any amount using your Amazon Pay account.
  • PayPal, Amazon Pay, & Apple Pay – Convoy of Hope is an option for giving on each of these platforms.
  • Recurring Donation – You can set up a recurring on Convoy of Hope’s website to donate whatever amount you choose each month to help us in our mission to feed the world.

 

Volunteering

Search around your local community for ways to volunteer your time or look for opportunities to help your favorite organization from the comfort of your own home. Here’s how you can volunteer with Convoy of Hope:

  • Build Hygiene & Baby Care Kits – Visit convoyofhope.org/kits for instructions on how to build these kits from simple items you can buy from your local store. Then, pack them up and ship them to Convoy’s headquarters, where our staff will help to distribute the kits across the world.
  • Learn about Convoy of Hope’s volunteer opportunities at events or our headquarters at convoyofhope.org/volunteer.

 

For more ways to make a positive impact on the world this year, follow us (@convoyofhope) on social media.

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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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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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How to help and stay calm during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, fear and anxiety are on the rise. With so much unknown, it can feel like everything is out of control and there’s nothing we can do. However, here are some things you can do that can help both alleviate your fears and bring some hope to the rest of the world. 

LOOK FOR THE HELPERS

Mr. Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. Convoy of Hope has committed to provide at least 50 truckloads of emergency food and water — approximately 2 million pounds of relief supplies — to people most affected by the coronavirus. This work is being done through local partners helping offset school lunch needs caused by prolonged cancellations within their school districts. Do some research into organizations who are out there working to alleviate the effects of the pandemic.

VOLUNTEER

If you are sick, just not feeling well, or in the high-risk category for COVID-19, please stay home! However, if you are healthy and considered low-risk, there are likely many food banks and groups in your area that could greatly use your help providing supplies and assistance to those in your community. Contact your local chamber of commerce to learn if it is safe to help and how you can do so. 

SUPPORT LOCAL, SMALL BUSINESSES

This is a difficult time economically for everyone, but it’s especially difficult for small businesses. Do some research into local small shops that sell things like soap and cleaning supplies. Find local restaurants that may be offering delivery, drive-through, or curbside services. Stay social, even from a distance. Buy gift cards to stores you like — this gives them a boost now and you have a reason to treat yourself later when it’s once again safe to go out and shop. 

STAY INFORMED, NOT OVERWHELMED

There is A LOT of information and conversation out there about COVID-19. Unfortunately, not all of it is true or helpful. Make sure your information is coming from a trusted source. Convoy of Hope is providing a safe place for information at convoyofhope.org/coronavirus

Also make sure that you’re not overwhelming yourself with information. You could read updates on the pandemic for days if you wanted to, but that is not mentally or emotionally healthy. So stay informed, but make sure you are not spending all your time focusing on it. 

Remember to take a deep breath and hold tightly to hope in this time of heightened fears. You may have to stay home right now, but your kindness does not!

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