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

Our Shoebox collections have now finished but you can still take part in the Appeal by building a shoebox online today!

How to fill a Christmas Shoebox

Our shoebox collections have now finished but you can still take part in the appeal by building a shoebox online today!

Where to drop off your Christmas Shoeboxes

Our drop-off points have now closed. We are so grateful to all of the shops, businesses, community centres and other locations who took in Christmas Shoeboxes for us!

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Read the stories

Read the stories of children who have received Christmas Shoeboxes 

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

Christmas Shoebox Appeal Stories!

Read the stories of children who have received Christmas Shoeboxes!
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Bunny’s Shoebox Journey Book

Bunny’s Shoebox Journey brings the story of the Christmas Shoebox Appeal to life for our smallest learners. Through this beautifully illustrated, heart-warming story…
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Healing the trauma of war

Psychotherapy is an often overlooked vital element of emergency response. In our partner’s centre in Moldova displaced Ukrainians have been offered counselling sessions for PTSD, art therapy sessions, children’s therapy and integration programmes.
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Overcoming the trauma of war: My personal Story

I used to work as a lecturer at a Mechanical Engineering College before the conflict…It was difficult to comprehend why our peaceful Ukraine was torn apart, and the emotional toll was immense. 
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Kabagali Pineapple Project

Team Hope’s Rwandan partners work with survivors or the 1995 genocide against the Tutsi people. Our most recent project with them aims to improve the income capacity of residents in Kabagali. The project is called “The Kabagali Pineapple Project”! And as you might guess, involves growing a lot of pineapples!
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