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About Mission For Hope, Inc.
Meet Leighton O'Connor, the driving force behind Mission For Hope, Inc. In 2018, Leighton founded the organization with a passionate commitment to providing care for those experiencing homelessness and shedding light on the severe homelessness crisis in the United States.
Leighton's dedication knows no bounds. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, Mission for Hope, Inc. continued to extend care to hundreds of individuals experiencing homelessness in Boston and on the North Shore of Boston. In 2022, recognizing the escalating need due to the pandemic, the organization pressed on with its vital mission.
What sets Leighton apart is his hands-on approach to making a difference. In December 2019, he embarked on a remarkable six-month journey in his 2-door 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Covering 27,000 miles, Leighton visited 46 of the most homeless cities in North America. Teaming up with local Jeep and off-road clubs in each city, he distributed thousands of blankets, hygiene kits, clothing, food, and water to those in need.
Undeterred by the challenges, Leighton's journey continued in April 2023, where he traveled to 50 cities in North America over 300 days, covering an additional 25,000 miles. Collaborating once again with the Jeep, overland, and off-road community, Leighton worked tirelessly to deliver essential items to people experiencing homelessness. Notably, his outreach stops were meticulously pre-planned and scheduled with dedicated volunteers in each city from June 2022 through April 2023.
Leighton O'Connor's vision and determination fuel Mission For Hope, Inc.'s impactful initiatives, turning compassion into action and creating positive change for those who need it most. His leadership, combined with the support of volunteers and communities across the nation, embodies the spirit of hope that defines Mission For Hope, Inc.
I have found volunteering for Mission for Hope, life changing. You have no concept of how lucky you are until you serve the poor and unhoused. These people deserve help, and I’m happy to give it. I had no idea what the daily struggle to survive looked like. Now that I’ve seen it, I know I must help change it!
Amy Daigneau Marold, West Boylston, MA
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