Helping vulnerable children overseas

Team Hope is an Irish, Christian and child-focused international development organisation. Founded in 2010, we work in Africa and Eastern Europe to help children affected by poverty or marginalisation.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

With your help, we sent an outstanding 173,563 Christmas Shoebox gifts to children across 12 countries in Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Read the stories

Read the stories from your Christmas Shoeboxes!

Where they went

See where the Christmas Shoeboxes in your area have gone to!

Read all about it!

Read our full Christmas Shoebox Appeal report here

Changing Communities

Our Team dreams big. We work in communities in 14 countries across Africa and Eastern Europe. By working to empower communities and help children, we give roots to societies to grow, develop and flourish.

How can my school help?

School involvement is very important to us as we truly believe that by engaging children and students, developing their awareness and giving them opportunities to act, they will grow to be compassionate and giving. From pre-school to secondary school, there are lots of ways for your class to get involved.

Confirming Hope

For children doing their confirmation, this program helps students explore how they can make a difference both locally and globally.

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Every child deserves to feel the magic of Christmas with our Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

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A message from our team leader, CEO Peter Heaney

“Our HOPE is that we can increase awareness, empower communities and improve the lives of children around the world. We need you to help us make a difference, from students to teachers, from companies to individuals, together we can impact the lives of thousands of children. Every child counts. I look forward to working with you all.”

  • Ukraine Appeal

    Through our partners in the neighbouring countries of Moldova and Romania Team Hope is assisting those fleeing conflict. We need your help.

Recent news

Building Up Communities In Kenya

Our most recent project in Kenya is working in an area inhabited by the Kamba community. 50% of the community is made up of children and most families eat what they grown in their own gardens. But the land there is dry and the rain is unreliable so food is not plentiful and children’s health suffers because of the lack of nutrition, clean drinking water and sanitation.
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Athlone Volunteers Needed!

We are hoping to start a Christmas Shoebox Appeal checking centre team in Athlone! We are looking for local volunteer coordinators to help lead a team of volunteers to make the Christmas Shoebox Appeal happen!
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Thank You

Thank you – behind every box is a child who you have helped make smile. Read our full THANK YOU here.
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