SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -

As most of us prepare to be with family this week, there's a group of Convoy of Hope workers that will spend the holiday helping others. Jeff Nene the national spokesman for convoy just recently returned from his trip.

This Christmas will be a rough one for those in the Phillippines. While millions of people are still homeless, the government is donating toys to the children who would otherwise not have one to open.

For Convoy of Hope the work continues. The charity already had a food assistance program for children set up in the country, they were able to use those resources immediately.

"To be able to experience the joy of feeding those kids and providing something for them that day to just kind of help them, to give them a fresh start to let them know someone cares and really to give them hope and that's what we all could do, we all could take a little something and give to someone in need to give them hope" says Nene.

Nene says they are always in need of donations.They ask for monetary donations, as their purchasing power allows them to stretch those dollars more than you or I could.

For information on how to donate;

http://www.convoyofhope.org/?gclid=CLWNh8nryLsCFcTm7Aodw28Apw