Hoops 4 Hope – Shipping the Tools of Social Change

education, human, poverty, wellness, youth

Join forces with Twin Forks Moving & Storage, Rosehip Partners, Coffee Associates to ship athletic equipment to youth in Zimbabwe!

To see positive change in the world, we must ignite a new generation of youth leaders who are able to face challenges with resilience, to seize opportunities, to collaborate and unify. Hoops 4 Hope teaches these life-skills using basketball as a catalyst for social and personal change. This outstanding non-profit program has gained support on the East End since 1995 where locals have supported H4H by amassing donated supplies to send directly to Africa. These upcycled sneakers, basketballs and jerseys are more than just equipment for sport; when these kids put on their uniforms, they do so with pride, making strides towards community leadership and personal empowerment.

How this project makes a difference

This project will cover the costs of transporting the gear across the planet to Hoops 4 Hope programs – no easy feat. A target 2000 gently used sneakers, and 100’s of basketballs and jerseys will go from the East End by truck to New Jersey, from New Jersey by ship to South Africa, and from South Africa by train to Zimbabwe.

To make the most of this important shipment we are also raising money for essential vehicle parts for the former East Hampton school bus that journeyed to Zimbabwe in 2012 to a new life on the streets of Zimbabwe. A critical component of the program, the bus transports the kids and coaches to the games and life-skills programs. After 5 years on the road in Africa the bus now needs crucial parts to keep rambling on.

Twin Forks Moving and Storage of Bridgehampton is generously donating the costs of packing, boxing and transporting the gear from the East End to New Jersey.

Dayton, Ritz & Osborne of East Hampton is supporting the project and we are looking for other businesses to step up to cover part of the costs of the ocean crossing and train travel, and bus parts.

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“Hoops 4 Hope is a lifeline to most people in Zimbabwe. It is improving the living standards and affecting people internally by helping kids make better choices in life.” – Coach Warren Park

Our Goal

We are raising $23,950 to fund the shipping of up-cycled donations and get needed bus parts to Zimbabwe where they will become instruments of social and emotional change for 7500 local youth participating in H4H programs every week.

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Support this project
39% Funded
5 Days To Go
  • 10/30/2017
  • $23,950
  • $9,364
Pledges are accepted and processed until the fundraising campaign expires.
Donors
  • East Hampton Sports Camp $1000

  • Henrika Conner & Sarah

    In Memory of Mary Sireci

  • The Klarman Family $250

    Great cause!

  • Kazickas Family Foundation

  • Jennifer Fowkes

    Great program!

  • Mary's Marvelous Inc $100

  • Mary & Philip Spitzer $100

  • Henrika Conner

    IN MEMORY OF MARY SIRECI

  • Lori & Jeff Shapiro $50

  • Kraus Family $100

  • Dayton, Ritz & Osborne

  • Jennifer Fowkes $25

  • Hoops 4 Hope

    Hoops 4 Hope (H4H) is a non-profit organization implementing youth development programs in schools, shelters and communities. H4H trains local leaders to deliver exciting after-school basketball programs combined with an effective HIV/AIDS prevention and life-skills curriculum.

    Since 1995 Hoops 4 Hope has helped thousands of children in Zimbabwe and South Africa face the extraordinary challenges of growing up in under-served communities.

    H4H creates safe environments ideal for play and effective learning. Trained peer coaches play a proactive role in shaping their own communities. With two-thirds of the African continent classified as youth, sport is an important vehicle for long-term social and personal change.

  • Twin Forks Moving & Storage

    As a full service moving company, Twin Forks Moving & Storage LTD has moved thousands of satisfied customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for over two decades. Whether you are constructing a new home, moving households or relocating your business we can assist in all of your packing and moving needs.

  • Rosehip Partners

    Rosehip is an entrepreneurial real estate broker servicing all the Hamptons from Westhampton Beach to Montauk Point. Deeply rooted in the Hamptons community, we embrace technology and see ourselves as facilitators and consultants rather than as gatekeepers like so many of our competitors do. Ask us why buyers and sellers are often short changed by our local brokers and their “me first” business practices. It’s one of our favorite subjects. Rosehip champions a new era of transparency in Hamptons Real Estate. Combined with our experienced agents and leading edge technology platform, Rosehip wants to be your choice for all your Hamptons real estate needs.

  • Coffee Associates

    As a privately held importer, roaster, manufacturer and distributor of quality coffees, Coffee Associates Inc. continues to evolve with its customers and the dynamics of the industry. Through the years we have built a fine reputation in the industry by never sacrificing quality or service. From the finest restaurants and hotels in the region to the smallest family run diners and delis, or to the individual who wants to buy a single pound of coffee we deliver only the highest quality coffee available in the market place. Coffee Associates is a proud supporter of Hoops 4 Hope and are committed to helping children & families.