CONVOY OF HOPE RATED AMONG TOP US CHARITIES
Convoy of Hope has been included on Forbes’ 2020 list of “America’s Top Charities” and Good Housekeeping’s “The 50 Best Charities to Give to Right Now” list.
In 2019, Convoy of Hope ranked 82nd on this list. Since then, we have increased our standing to 75th out of more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the United States. Forbes assesses nonprofit organizations based on charitable commitment and fundraising efficiency, among other qualitative factors. Convoy of Hope received high marks in both categories.
Good Housekeeping recognized Convoy of Hope for our fight against the pandemic.
RESPONDING & READY
More than 200 million meals provided at points of distribution
Nedra was unemployed and homeless when she arrived at Convoy of Hope’s point of distribution (POD) in Roswell, Georgia, at the height of 2020’s pandemic. That day, she received food and other necessities to help her get back on her feet. She later volunteered at another POD event, joyfully telling the team she had been hired at two jobs and had found a place to live.
For Nedra, Convoy of Hope’s timely help put her back on the right track. “It was a real turning point in my life,” she said.
Andrea and Tom came to a POD in Evansville, Indiana.
“We’re on Social Security,” Andrea told a volunteer.
“So we pay our bills and try to make ends meet, but we struggle two and a half to three weeks each month.” They gratefully accepted several bags of groceries and other necessities.
For many like Nedra and Andrea, PODs represent hope.
LEARN ABOUT CONVOY
Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is consistently among the first to respond to disasters at home and around the world. Highly regarded for our scalable response and distribution model, we utilize our eight international warehouses, four domestic warehouses, a specialized disaster response fleet, and a highly trained team of staff and volunteers to respond to disasters quickly and effectively.
We believe children are essential members of their communities. As future leaders, they’ll have the opportunity to one day bring positive change to their countries by breaking the cycles of poverty and hunger. We use regular meals in schools and access to clean drinking water as starting points to build and support thriving communities.
Food security transforms communities by lifting people out of dependence on others for their daily sustenance. Through this program, we equip vulnerable farmers and their families with the skills, tools, and seeds to produce life-sustaining crops. Local farmers harvest many meals each year for our Children's Feeding program, which simultaneously generates income for them.
Rural Compassion Initiative
Poverty and hunger have gained a devastating edge in America’s rural communities. Through this initiative, we resource, empower, and partner with rural churches through training, mentoring, and coaching. We believe their increased presence and partnership with local leaders help strengthen and enrich their communities.
When women are given the opportunity to generate income, it impacts the economic standing of their families and communities. We partner with women to help develop sustainable resources which they can leverage to make more strategic, independent life choices.
Communities are the heart 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. At our Community Events, we partner with such entities to provide free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, veterans services, hot meals, career service training, and much more to those who may not have the means to access these resources themselves.
PARTNERSHIP MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
Without the support of our incredible partners, Convoy of Hope would cease to exist. We’re humbled every year by the generosity of those who stand with us, and last year was no exception. We’d like to thank all of our partners for their commitment to alleviating poverty and supplying hope to the world.
Since its inception in 1994, Convoy of Hope has been asking the same question: “How do we help more people?” In other words, “How do we multiply hope?” That question led us to one conclusion — it was time to expand our capacity.
Our present World Distribution Center, based in Springfield, Missouri, was purchased by a local corporation in 2020. That opened the door for Convoy of Hope to build a new facility that will more than triple our capacity.
The new facility’s 250,000 square feet will create needed space for Convoy of Hope to feed more children around the world, provide more emergency supplies in times of disaster, and use state-of-the-art technology to train volunteers.
Located at the convergence of two highways, the new facility will open in 2021.