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Twelve Days of Christmas With Convoy of Hope

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You won’t find a partridge in a pear tree, or five golden rings in the Convoy of Hope World Distribution Center, but you could find plenty of hope to fill more than just 12 days.

In celebration of everyone’s favorite Christmas song, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” we at Convoy of Hope are making our own version of the classic tune. For the next 12 days, we’ll be highlighting photos of special moments in a few of Convoy of Hope’s different programs. Feel free to sing along!

On the first day of Christmas… this boy picked one melon from the field he and his family planted using the knowledge they received from Convoy of Hope’s Agriculture initiative. Learn more about how we train families here.

On the second day of Christmas … this volunteer handed out two hygiene kits and bags of groceries to a family in a drive-thru distribution line. Our Disaster Services, Community Events, and Rural Initiatives teams all changed gears in 2020 to focus on our COVID-19 response. Learn more about our response here.

On the third day of Christmas … three response vehicles deployed to a disaster zone. In addition to distributing meals as part of our “150 Million Meals & Counting” campaign, our Disaster Services team responded to a record number of natural disasters in 2020. Learn more here.

On the fourth day of Christmas … four students enjoyed the fruits (or in this case, vegetables) of their labor. These teens received Convoy of Hope agriculture training at their school and are learning how to grow healthy, sustainable crops. Learn more about our Agriculture initiative Learn more here.

On the fifth day of Christmas … a family received (everyone together now) five bags of groceries! A Convoy of Hope Community Event is all about making sure our Guests of Honor feel loved, seen, and cared for. Learn more about our Community Events here.

(This photo was taken before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.)

On the sixth day of Christmas … six lives were changed because of Women’s Empowerment. Strong, healthy women are at the core of strong, healthy communities. That’s why Convoy of Hope encourages them to realize their value and reach their potential through job training and education. Learn more here.

On the seventh day of Christmas … seven volunteers greet Guests of Honor as they arrive at a Community Event. None of our Community Events would be successful without the passion, love, and dedication of our amazing volunteers. Learn more here.

(This photo was taken before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.)

On the eighth day of Christmas … eight bowls of food were eaten by eight happy kids. Many times, the meals a child receives in school from Convoy of Hope are the only they eat all day. Learn how you can make a difference through feedONE at

On the ninth day of Christmas … nine dedicated team members in Nicaragua help in our response to COVID-19. Our international staff has worked tirelessly to make sure the communities we serve are cared for during the pandemic. Learn more about our program countries here.

On the tenth day of Christmas … 10 caring mothers stay strong in the midst of disaster. This year, the Philippines have been bombarded with typhoons. Convoy of Hope is standing by the mothers in our Women’s Empowerment program to make sure they have what they need to recover. You can find the most up-to-date news about our response at the News & Stories page.

On the eleventh day of Christmas … 11 well-fed students begin their days at school. We believe that children are essential members of their communities who can, one day, bring positive change by breaking the cycles of poverty and hunger. Learn more here.

On the twelfth day of Christmas … 12 empowered girls have the hygiene items they need to live healthy, independent lives. Our Girls’ Empowerment groups help young women just like these address their self-esteem, gender-based violence, and harmful cultural beliefs and practices. Learn more here.


Today, we’re celebrating #Juneteenth! The holiday celebrates African American history and culture, and the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth not only calls us to reflect on history, but also the continued work ahead.
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