Convoy of Hope was founded in 1994 by the Donaldson family. Their inspiration for starting the organization can be traced back to the many people who helped their family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Today, more than 79 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope. We are proud that we work through churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits to provide help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.
As a faith-based, nonprofit organization Convoy of Hope has helped more than 70 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how, and opportunities that empower people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease and hunger.
▪ Love – We love others unconditionally as God loved us. ▪ Dignity – We recognize and respect the worth of every person, serving all as “Guests of Honor.” ▪ Service – We honor God by serving others and expecting nothing in return. ▪ Excellence – We strive for quality in all we do to bring glory to God. ▪ Integrity – We live and serve in a manner that is above reproach. ▪ Advocacy – We are a passionate voice for those in need, encouraging others to respond to the biblical mandate to remember the poor. ▪ Unity – We build bridges across denominational, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines, believing unity is essential to having God’s blessing. ▪ Support – We assist local congregations and groups, believing they are often best positioned to serve the needs of their communities. ▪ Partnership – We build collaborative relationships, believing we can do more together than we can do apart. ▪ Hope – We give people confidence that God sees their need and wants to provide direction and purpose for their lives.
Convoy of Hope - What We Do
As a faith-based, international, humanitarian-relief organization strategically based in Springfield, Missouri — the crossroads of America — our goal is to bring help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting. We do this by: ENGAGING Each year — in dozens of communities throughout the nation — guests of honor receive free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, hot meals, job-placement assistance and much more at our signature events. CARING We partner, resource and empower rural churches through training, mentoring and coaching so they can enhance their presence in their communities. The strategy works best when church leaders partner with community leaders and stakeholders. NOURISHING Nearly 150,000 children in 10 nations are being fed nutritious meals by us. The food opens doors for education, clean water, a sense of hope and much more. Currently, we are feeding children in the Philippines, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Guatemala, South Africa and Tanzania. GROWING Impoverished farmers and families are equipped with the skills, tools and seeds to produce life-sustaining crops through the agricultural work we conduct throughout the world. Each year, tens of thousands of meals are harvested for our children’s feeding work and income is generated for farmers. RESPONDING Consistently among the first to respond to disasters throughout the world. We are highly regarded for our scalable distribution model, Disaster Response teams, six international warehouses and Mobile Command Center. PARTNERING We empower like-minded organizations, who are doing good work among the poor and suffering in their communities. This is accomplished by providing such friends with food, water, supplies and much more.