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

I’ve built my own box

Donate €4 now

Build a box for me

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Order promotional materials

Join us for our Christmas Shoebox Appeal and order your posters and leaflets now to get started.

How to fill a shoebox

Follow our simple steps to filling your shoebox and making your shoebox gift the best it can be.

Local drop-off points

We have national drop-off points all around the country. Find your local drop-off point now and get your boxes to us by November 8th.

Last year’s thank you report

Our online campaign was entirely online in 2020 and we sent 44,749 shoeboxes across Africa and Eastern Europe.

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

Rita’s Story

Did you know that there is snow in Africa? In Rita’s village winter nights reach -6°!
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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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Nathalie’s Family

Natalie is a single mum who lives in Transnistria. Her five children are aged 13, 9, 5, 4 & 1.
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