Our online Shoeboxes are organised through our partner in Kenya who know how to get your online gift in to the hands of a vulnerable child.
Due to customs restrictions Team Hope is not able to send Shoeboxes from Ireland to Kenya and so the only shoeboxes we can get to children there are from donations from Ready-Made Shoeboxes.
Team Hope’s local partner selects items that can be bought locally and then they use your donation to fill the ready-made boxes with Team Hope’s 4W’s: some things to Wash with, Write with, to Wear and some thing to make a child go “Wow!”
Team Hope’s partner works in Machakos County, about two hours’ drive South East of the Capital Nairobi. They work in rural areas which over the last years have been affected badly by poor or erratic rainfall making agriculture, the main source of income, difficult. As well as providing shoeboxes Team Hope works with its local partner to help improve access to education, improve access to water and to help farmers improve agricultural productivity.