Hoops of Hope

Hoops of Hope

Take Your Best Shot  

Did you know you could shoot free throws to raise awareness and money for children orphaned by HIV and AIDS in Africa? Hoops of Hope is a freethrow shooting marathon where you can challenge yourself to score hoops while also changing the life of another child. If you are up for the challenge, please join us in changing the game.  

This is where Hoops of Hope participants can create their own online fund-raising web page. 

Click the Start Fundraising button and take the first step in changing the life of a child. It only takes a few minutes!  Once you complete your page, you can invite friends and family to support you as you shoot free throws help children orphaned by HIV and AIDS. 

Over the past several years, Hoops of Hope participants have raised over $3 million through Firstgiving and offline donations. This money has been used to fund the following:

  • Clothing, education, and food for over 100 orphans
  • High school, dormitories, solar powered computer lab & teacher housing in Twachiyanda, Zambia
  • Medical testing facility & counseling center in Sinazongwe, Zambia 
  • Computer Lab in Sinazongwe, Zambia
  • Medical clinic in Chilala, Zambia 
  • Water project in Tseikuru, Kenya
  • 2 orphan hope centers in Swaziland
  • School for the Dalit people of India
  • Projects at the Huruma Children's Home in Kenya
  • Sudanese Orphan care in Kenya
  • Water project and feeding program in Mteme, Malawi
  • 250 bicycles, 750 mosquito nets, and 1,0000 medical care kits to AIDS caregivers
  • Thousands of backpacks filled with school and hygiene supplies to orphan children 


Across the world, 13.3 million children have lost one or both parents to HIV and AIDS*. The problem is huge and clouds the future of these children with fear and uncertainty. But now you can make a significant difference for these children and have a lot of fun doing it! Your personal fund-raising goal of $250 or more will make a huge difference in providing help for them.

Through Hoops of Hope, you can directly impact the lives of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS and other vulnerable children.  Please join our team of game changers by creating your own fundraising page, today.

*UNAIDS 2014 HIV and AIDS estimates. July 2015