Hope Starts Here

A Convoy of Hope Community Event is a united act of compassion that helps families in need. Local churches, businesses, community service and health organizations partner with us to provide guests with groceries, medical and dental screenings, prayer, haircuts, lunch, veteran services, music, a kids’ carnival, children’s shoes, job and career services, community services, family portraits and more — at no charge to guests. Approximately $1 million worth of goods and services are provided to the 5,000 to 10,000 Guests of Honor who attend each event.

Why Communities?

Communities are the lifeblood of counties, states and nations. Convoy of Hope is committed to working with local volunteers, businesses, agencies, churches and organizations who believe in building stronger communities through generosity and kindness.

In the U.S., there are many communities where working-poor families struggle to put food on their tables. It’s in such situations that a free bag of groceries, the chance to visit with an employer about a job opportunity, a free life-saving health screening, or even a family portrait can serve as life-changing experiences that transform families and strengthen communities.

Our Impact

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    45

    Community Events in 2017.
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    22,653

    volunteers at Community Events in 2017.
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    83,594

    Guests of Honor served in 2017.
  • 1,769

    churches and local organizations partnered with us in 2017.
  • 33,584

    pairs of children's shoes distributed in 2017.

Our Approach

  • Community Partnerships

    Convoy of Hope’s community enrichment team works in advance with community leaders and stakeholders forming partnerships that build the foundation for our outreach events. Partnership with local governments, organizations, churches and business are crucial to the success of an outreach event.

  • Volunteers

    Volunteers are an important part of all community outreach events. Convoy of Hope engages with community members in building a volunteer base, establishing a customized plan for the community, and carrying out the event. At many community outreaches, thousands of volunteers participate to bring their struggling neighbors a poverty-free day.

  • Event Guests

    Event guests are treated as Guests of Honor at community outreaches events. Thousands attend to experience a poverty-free day filled with free food, services and hope. The heart and soul of every one of our Community Events is compassion. Many Guests of Honor are working families living in, or on the fringes, of poverty. The Community Event gives them a hand up during difficult times.

Convoy of Hope Community Events

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