Welcome to Mission For Hope, Inc., where compassion meets action. Founded in 2018 by Leighton O'Connor, we are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation based in Lynnfield, MA, committed to providing care and raising awareness about the severe homelessness crisis in the United States.

Off-Road Compassion: Mission for Hope, Inc Impact

From 2019-2023

Mission Fort Hope founder, Leightion O'Connor

Meet Leighton O'Connor, a compassionate force hailing from Beverly, Massachusetts, where his journey of helping the poor and homeless began in 1988. Leighton's commitment to making a positive impact has deep roots—he started volunteering at the Pine Street Inn in Boston, MA, nearly three decades ago.

In 2018, fueled by a lifelong dedication to serving those in need, Leighton founded Mission for Hope, Inc. The organization's mission is twofold: to provide essential care for people experiencing homelessness and to raise awareness about the severe homeless crisis across North America.



 Throughout the past four years Glad Tidings Tabernacle in Key West, Florida has had the honor of serving along side Mission For Hope led by Leighton O'Connor. Their outreaches in our city have demonstrated the love they have for the homeless and poor. From providing blankets, hygiene kits to food to the underserved, they continue to display empathy towards people in need. 

Reverend Johnathan Carey, Glad Tidings Tabernacle,  Key West, FL


Transforming Lives, One Act of Kindness at a Time.


At Mission For Hope, Inc., we believe in creating tangible change. Our initiatives go beyond charity—they represent a journey of compassion. In 2019, Leighton O'Connor embarked on a 27,000-mile road trip to 46 of the most homeless cities in North America, distributing essential items with the help of local communities. In April 2023, his mission continued with a 25,000-mile journey to 50 cities, emphasizing our ongoing commitment to those in need. Join us on this journey to transform lives and communities.


 Mission for Hope is a wonderful organization that looks for ways to serve the least of these. Leighton O’Connor reached out to me with a desire to serve the homeless of Anchorage. They provided blankets, hygiene kits, and volunteered. Providing someone with a hygiene kit is one simple way of helping someone restore their dignity. I’m thankful for the heart of Mission For Hope.

 Cherish Hageman, Downtown Soup Kitchen, Anchorage AK


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