Sigi Murrihy
August 24, 2018

lt is the premise of one of Disney Pixars most successful films; discarded, unwanted toys who are afforded a new lease of life. And tha’s exactly what local woman Sigi Murrihy is doing, ahead of this year’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Sigi, a German native who has been living in Limerick for more than 50 years, has … Continue reading “Sigi Murrihy”

CSPE 2018/19 Project
May 10, 2018

Welcome to our CSPE 2018 Project Our  bright, user-friendly project deals primarily with the issue of Development and International Aid. Part 1  explores the development issues facing today’s world as well as Team Hope’s ABCD approach to these issues. We explore the contributions young people have made to their communities by using their own skills … Continue reading “CSPE 2018/19 Project”

Where are your boxes going?
November 29, 2017

As of January 2018, ALL the Christmas Shoebox gifts have been send on their journeys across land and sea. Below is the link to the town centres that boxes have been collected from and the locations they were heading to! Click to see where yours went! A HUGE thanks to all of you who have picked, bought, wrapped … Continue reading “Where are your boxes going?”

Cipi’s story
October 27, 2017

In 2016 over 40,000 of the 254,218 shoeboxes donated in Ireland went to Romania and were distributed by our partners there. Cipi lives in an old military base with his parents. There is no running water there and it was very cold. Temperatures reach freezing for a lot of the winter in Romania and the family and their … Continue reading “Cipi’s story”

Team Hope on Ireland AM
October 5, 2017

After the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal last year, our Director, Niall Barry, traveled to Swaziland with TV3 to distribute YOUR Christmas Shoeboxes to children living in poverty. Over 21,000 shoeboxes went from Ireland to Swaziland last year, with over a quarter of a million shoeboxes collected and distributed to children in need accross Eastern Europe … Continue reading “Team Hope on Ireland AM”

Happiness in Belarus
September 25, 2017

The simplest thing in a shoebox can be the thing that makes a difference! Ira is 12 years old and was born into a troubled family, she had no father and her mother was an alcoholic. Ira often went to sleep hungry and relied on neighbours who would give her clothes and food when they … Continue reading “Happiness in Belarus”

Gaisce Challenge Partners
September 22, 2017

Team Hope become Gaisce Challenge Partners Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme that encourages you to find your passion, get active and make a difference in your community! Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. Team Hope’s … Continue reading “Gaisce Challenge Partners”

Jesse in Malawi
June 29, 2017

In Phalombe, Malawi, 14 year old Jesse received a Christmas Shoebox from Ireland that completely transformed her desperate situation.   “This is first time for me to see someone in a far country remembering me with such an excellent gift”   In an area of extreme poverty, Jesse’s family had the least. She was bullied at … Continue reading “Jesse in Malawi”

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”

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”