Founded in 1994, Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreach and disaster response. Through its Children’s Feeding Initiative, Convoy of Hope promotes healthy children and communities that are free from poverty and hunger. The organization currently feeds nearly 150,000 children in the Philippines, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Guatemala, South Africa and Tanzania.
NRCA member Commercial Roofers, Las Vegas, has been actively supporting Children’s Feeding Initiative since 2012 and has donated more than $20,000 to the organization during this time.
Sixty-five Commercial Roofers employees are supporting the Children’s Feeding Initiative by electing to have weekly or monthly payroll deductions that go toward the cause.
In 2016 alone, Commercial Roofing collected $12,000 from its employees for the initiative.
Many of the children enrolled in the Children’s Feeding Initiative have their only meal of the day at school – a meal provided by Convoy of Hope and its partners like Commercial Roofing.
“For every $10 donated by Commercial Roofers employees, we are able to feed a child for a month,” says Eric Neubauer, corporate relations director for Convoy of Hope. “To date, these employees have provided nearly 100 children food for an entire year.”
Commercial Roofers donations have given the children access to clean water and education, as well.
“On a basic level, the mission of Convoy of Hope is to give hope to hurting people around the world, be it in disaster response, child feeding programs, women’s empowerment, agriculture training or other initiatives the organizations sponsors,” says Scott Howard, president of Commercial Roofers and chairman of the Convoy of Hope Foundation.
Howard states Commercial Roofers involvement with Convoy for Hope and its Children’s Feeding Initiative allows its employees to contribute to an organization that contributes 90 percent of its donations to the intended cause rather than corporate expenses.
“Our team members know they are providing food to more than 100 children each and every day,” Howard says.