Hoops 4 Hope – Connecting Kids & Cultures Through Sport

education, human, poverty, wellness, youth

Join Twin Forks Moving & Storage and Rosehip Partners to ship athletic gear collected by local students to kids in Zimbabwe

Each year since 1995, students  from the East End of Long Island collect sneakers, jerseys and basketballs to send to their peers in Zimbabwe. The cultural exchange enriches all, and the up cycled product becomes more than just equipment to the kids of Zimbabwe. When these kids put on their uniforms, they do so with pride, making strides towards community leadership and personal empowerment.

Hoops 4 Hope teaches life-skills, like collaboration, team work and self esteem to 7500 kids each year using basketball as a catalyst for social and personal change. “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

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. More than  2000 gently used sneakers and jerseys , and 100’s of basketballs 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.

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. The good people at Rosehip Partners have been major supporters of Hoops 4 Hope for years and are benefactors of this project.

Our Goal

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.


Thank you!
This project ended 02/15/2018 and raised a total of $9,589
  • M/M Tompkins $25.00

    to Kazickas family

  • Kevin Farrell $50.00

  • Michael Kazickas $100.00

  • Stephanie Cuba

  • 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


  • 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.