Hoops 4 Hope

H4H is a non-profit organization making a social impact through sport in the lives of 10,000 girls and boys, their families and communities in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

H4H believes in the basic right of children to play and learn in a safe environment. By harnessing the inherent power of sport, we are able to empower youth to help others, create opportunities and tools to help make the right decisions in the face of so many challenges of growing up in Africa today.

Our programs run throughout the year by trained local All Star & MVP coaches helping children succeed on and off the court, with many direct and indirect benefits impacting the entire community.

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About the project

Kids deserve to be able to play!

Providing safe and fun programs, with trained coaches, balls, uniforms, equipments, monitoring & evaluation tools, and the skills to manage and educate a team is not easy to do in the challenging African environment. With 20 years of experience we have been able to do so much with so little to effect long term social change that is helping kids stay healthy, keeping them in school, avoiding HIV, drugs and alcohol while also creating many provincial and national team players over the years and even some real pros! The most challenging part is keeping the programs funded through the support of people like you who have watched this inspiring film. We need your help.

To continue to provide programs free of charge to deserving girls and boys in Africa we need sustainable and creative solutions to difficult problems.

Unfortunately the old Robin Hood charity model is broken, but we intend to figure out how best to make real social investments that become viable income generators for our organization. For example, we have 3000 pairs of sneakers and uniforms donated in the US, but we still need $15,000 to ship it across the planet to our deserving kids and coaches. We truly need new supporters to make this possible, and urge YOU to be part of our team by a making a recurring donation. Even a little every month can go a long way to sustain our important operations.
Maybe we can motivate YOU to host a fun-raiser, or join our special team by getting the very cool Ubuntu Africa design watch or one of our awesome H4H T-shirts!

Hoops 4 Hope is using sport as a vehicle for important social change. We aim to find sustainable solutions to provide safe, fun, and educational programs for deserving children, and the building of youth leaders by delivering more mentorship, exchange, and employment opportunities.

Nelson Mandela once said that “Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”

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