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Father’s Day 2017
June 16, 2017

This is Jenayta and her Dad. Jenayta is 7 years old and has 4 younger sisters. The family live in a one room shack in a village outside Gjakova, Kosovo. Surrounded by his girls, Jenayta has a very happy father! But he has not been able to find work for many years. To feed his family … Continue reading “Father’s Day 2017”

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Spirit Radio
April 20, 2017

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had the privilege of speaking to the listeners of Spirit Radio about our work. This is part of a series that we will be continuing into May of this year, talking about the issues facing the poorest people in our world today and what we are doing to address them. … Continue reading “Spirit Radio”

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The Garden Party: 20th May 2017
April 13, 2017

There is a garden in Churchtown, Co Dublin that is hidden away. Throughout the year, it is quietly nurtured and its plants lovingly tended by its owners Jackie and John Horan.  They work hard and see the wonderful combinations of rain and sunshine work their magic as the garden gradually matures and blossoms. Every year this … Continue reading “The Garden Party: 20th May 2017”

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World Water Day
March 22, 2017

World Water Day 2017 You will have heard in the news this month that due to a lack of rain, famine has been declared in South Sudan. These droughts have also caused great hunger across Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Yemen. WORLD WATER DAY falls amid growing concern for the people in these countries and their ability … Continue reading “World Water Day”

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The WOW factor!
December 13, 2016

Three people approach the house there is one familiar face, the other two from Ireland. Two boys run to meet this group, Sasha who is 8 and his little brother of 6. They have smiles on their faces as they can see boxes!  Christmas shoeboxes, wrapped in paper and as they get closer the excitement … Continue reading “The WOW factor!”

Christmas Gift Catalogue
December 13, 2016

Boys running with a gift in their hands. Red wrapping paper with Santa or a tree on it.  A little bit torn but still intact. There are smiles, there is joy,  sure it’s Christmas !   What child doesn’t smile when they receive a gift?  What’s the big deal?  If you take a minute to … Continue reading “Christmas Gift Catalogue”

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Zeminar 2016
October 29, 2016

Team Hope had the great privilege to participate in the recent ZEMINAR Seminar Summit held in the RDS in Dublin. We had a great time with students hearing of The RIPPLE EFFECT and how they can start something small which can grow into SOMETHING GREAT. One box for one child, can be profound for one family which, … Continue reading “Zeminar 2016”

The Centres of the action!
June 1, 2016

So, the Christmas Shoeboxes have been collected.  They have been packed with love by those young and old.  The checking centres are buzzing with tape, cartons, boxes, and there are volunteers everywhere. There is the seasoned volunteer who spends their Novembers up to their eyes in shoeboxes or the newbie that is just starting out being … Continue reading “The Centres of the action!”