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.

  • Urgent Ukraine Appeal

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

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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The Christmas Shoebox Appeal final count!

Thank you so much to every person, school and business who sent a Christmas Shoebox in 2021! You have made 178,639 children’s Christmas’ extra special.


Read the stories of children who have received Christmas Shoeboxes

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.

Last year’s thank you report

Last year, with your help, we sent an outstanding 178,639 Christmas Shoebox gifts to children across 13 countries in Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more 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.”

Recent news

A local roadside shop in Kenya on a sunny day

Addressing the Water Crisis in Rural Kenyan Communities

 Has your water ever been turned off? If it has you’ll probably have had the realisation of how vital it is for so many things – cooking, cleaning, flushing the toilet, drinking. No one understands the importance of water better than Team Hope’s partners in Kenya.
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Hope after Darkness

Last year we got the news that a children’s centre that Team Hope support in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had been destroyed and burned when violence erupted between rival militia groups. Since then…
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Helping Ukranian refugees in Romania

Our Romanian partners have travelled to the border town of Botosani to volunteer at a centre for Ukranian refugees and to bring supplies into Ukraine
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