Wil Crooks

As Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Wil builds relationships with HopeChest partners and potential partners. When he’s not in his office in Portage, Michigan, Wil can be found playing board games, eating nachos, and visiting the zoo with his family.

Announcement! 2019 Vision Trip Schedule

We are happy to announce the dates that you have all been waiting for — the dates for our 2019 Vision Trips! Our holistic model of transformation hinges on relationships between communities. But have you ever wondered how HopeChest connects these communities and cultivates these relationships? One of the first steps in developing a Community-to-Community …

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A Purpose-FULL Workplace

When we post a job opportunity at Children’s HopeChest I’m amazed at the percentage of business leaders who apply. HopeChest is a non-profit organization that engages in highly relational, sustainable, asset-based development work with the poor and vulnerable around the world. Most of these applicants are individuals who have been in corporate settings for decades and are …

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Throwing Candy from a Bus

Maybe you’ve seen it. The big mission trip bus filled with Americans on foreign soil throwing candy at children as they run alongside, catching the candy and begging for more. Everyone is laughing and smiling…but maybe somewhere deep down you feel a familiar twinge in your gut. Something about this feels a little off. What’s …

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