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.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2020

Our Christmas Shoebox Appeal has moved online this year. #TeamUpForTeamHope and get involved now. This year more than ever we need your help #EveryBoxCounts.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal


Make your €20 donation now to send a shoebox gift to a child in need.

Personalise your box

Tell us all about you. Print out and colour in our resources

Build a box

Use our fun packing tool to create your own digital shoebox.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal Stories

Find out more about the children who previously received a Christmas shoebox.

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

Making a Difference

Here are just a few of the fundraisers being run by our volunteers to raise money for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal! The appeal is running ONLINE this year and every €20 raised will enable our partners overseas to put together a shoebox, which will then be delivered into the hands of a child affected by poverty.
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First Shoeboxes!

The first of this year’s Christmas shoeboxes are being put together as we speak! Our partners in Rwanda & Transnistria have been busy sourcing all of the contents and reviewing the lists of the things you’ve added on our build-a-box page!
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New Gift Certificates

Whether you send it to someone far away that you sadly can’t hug this year or give it to your next door neighbour to thank them for their support over the last year, it will definitely warm their heart to know that you’ve given a child the gift of joy this Christmas.
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1st Shoeboxes of 2020!

The boxes will be wrapped and ready to deliver at Christmas!
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