By Hal Donaldson
In 2016, we saw firsthand that kindness does change everything!
Thanks to you — our loyal friends and generous corporate and ministry partners — we served a record number of people in 2016. We also saw more donated product come in and be distributed through our supply chain than ever before. There were other significant milestones too — including more than 80 million people served since we were founded in 1994.
All of these accomplishments can be traced back to your trust, kindness, and partnership.
As a child, my family relied on the kindness of friends and strangers. I can recall days when our shoes had gaping holes in the soles and our cupboards were bare. But what I remember even more were the days when someone would come by with a bag of groceries or a new pair of shoes — just in the nick of time.
I also remember taking part in a program that enabled children, from families like mine, to attend a San Francisco 49ers game. Fast forward 40 some years. Last December, we partnered with the 49ers and their players at Levi’s Stadium to bring much-needed provisions and hope to impoverished families.
As you can see, Convoy of Hope has been — and will continue to be — on the front lines charging into disparity, hunger, poverty, and suffering with the light of kindness, help, and hope.
We believe that with your partnership, when the world is the darkest, we can all shine the brightest. Thank you for the trust, financial support, prayers, partnership, and for being determined to transform our world with kindness.
God bless you.