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 173,366 Christmas Shoebox gifts to children across 12 countries in Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Where they went

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

Still have a shoebox?

Still have a Shoebox? Our shoebox collections have now finished and the boxes are on the move! If you still have a box click here to get in touch.

 

Stories!

Read stories of children who received your Christmas Shoeboxes last year!

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

Where your Christmas Shoeboxes have gone

Your Christmas Shoeboxes left in huge shipping containers from every corner of the country in November and December! Every year they journey across land and sea to meet the children who will love them! We are beyond delighted that so many children have been sent given these amazing gifts of love and we can’t wait to share their stories with you. Have a look through the grid below to find out where your Christmas Shoebox has gone
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Christmas Shoebox Appeal Stories!

Read the stories of children who received Christmas Shoeboxes in 2021!
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Ways to make a difference

The children who receive your shoeboxes come from communities affected by poverty where they often face deep challenges. Communities often struggle with issues like a lack of clean water, the inability to provide balanced, nutritious meals each day,  poor healthcare, low incomes and exclusion. That’s why the shoeboxes that they receive make such a difference! 
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Dr Mallie Coyne

The Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal holds a special place in my heart. I hope that every parent in Ireland encourages their child to create a shoebox for another child, which will have a lasting positive impact on your child’s wellbeing and encourage a spirit of volunteerism and giving to others for many years to come.
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