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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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 178,479 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

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

Find out what country your Christmas Shoeboxes went to!

Your shoeboxes left in huge shipping containers from every corner of the country in November and December! Have a look through the grid to find out where your box has gone!
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Thank You Schools!

We want to hugely thanks each and every school who has taken part. Every single box collected is another child who will receive a gift this Christmas!
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Super Knitters!

Every year there are unsung heroes around the country who spend hours knitting for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal, and 2021 has been no different!
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