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

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173,563 Thank You’s!

Last year, with your help, we sent a phenomenal 173,563 thank you’s! Christmas Shoebox gifts to children across 12 countries in Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Here you can read the stories from some of the children, see how much your Christmas Shoebox gift really meant to them and how it brought joy, happiness and hope to their lives.
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Ukraine 1 Year Update

One year ago this week, Russia invaded Ukraine, driving millions from their homes, destroying cities and beginning a war which, 12 months on, appears to have no end in sight. Read about the work that Team Hope have been doing to support displaced Ukrainians and how we will assist with the longer term needs now developing for the many people who fled their homes at short notice and need help adapting to new realities.
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Stories from Ukraine-1 Year On

Read the stories of the families assisted by Team Hope through our partners in Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Transnistria in the year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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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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