November was a month to be thankful for. Convoy Nation — a movement of kindness through Convoy of Hope — hosted two events that brought relief to hundreds of Guests of Honor.
In Green Bay, Wisconsin, football players served the community that has supported them throughout the years.
Local players served nearly 1,000 Guests of Honor at Lambeau Field, providing hundreds of hot meals and bags of groceries. More than 500 kids received new pairs of shoes, giving them more protection for the upcoming winter months. Guests of Honor also had the opportunity to receive a haircut, family portraits, or health and community services — all free of charge.
Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby first heard about Convoy Nation in 2019, when he and his wife, Molly, started planning a Community Event. Then, the pandemic hit. Molly said the partnership with Convoy of Hope equipped them to serve the most people possible during one of the most difficult times in recent history.
“To be able to have an event like this, thinking about what the last two years were, it’s just awesome,” Mason said. “It’s important to show young (players) that our platform can do so much good.”
In Nashville, Tennessee, the Titans partnered with Convoy to serve their community in fun, practical ways.
While Christmas music played in the background, players and volunteers from across the city served hundreds of Guests of Honor, providing hot meals, haircuts, family pictures, and more. Players had push up contests with guests as they waited in line for food, prompting some smiles from kids.
One young guest enjoyed meeting players because of her connection to athletics.
“The best thing about this is the food and meeting players,” said Chamar, a Nashville resident. “Because I like sports — I play basketball, football, soccer.”
Local organizations like Nashville Street Barbers partnered with Convoy to provide haircuts and conversations that left guests feeling empowered.
Outside the stadium, players assembled 750 bags of groceries alongside volunteers. Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, along with his family, joined in packing groceries. He was grateful for the opportunity.
“To be out here at such a well-done event, impacting so many lives for the better and having a lot of fun at the same time — it means a lot,” Ryan said.
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As we gather around the table this holiday season, let's consider the role we can play in advocating for kids around the world. By giving a gift through Convoy's Gift Catalog at http://convoy.org/catalog, you can feed kids nutritious meals all around the world! 🍽️