The Christmas season is almost here!

As we plan out our own celebrations and festivities here in New Zealand, around the globe, 104 million people will be spending Christmas without a home.

From families in the Philippines who are still recovering from the devastation of Super Typhoon Goni, which destroyed 90% of homes in the worst hit areas, to those in Syria, who continue to flee conflict, despite having nowhere to call home, as temperatures head well below zero, thousands will be going without the basic necessities.

But, this Christmas, you can honour someone special in your life, by paying it forward to help a person in need, with a ShelterBox Christmas Gift.

For as little as $20, you can provide families caught in the chaos of disaster with the gift of hygiene, safe drinking water, shelter, and much more.

Your gift is so much more than a canvas roof overhead, or a warm blanket to wrap a child in. It’s a good night’s sleep after an endless nightmare. It’s the only home a family may have for months. But, most of all, it’s the promise that the worst is over, and there’s a brighter future ahead.

The Gift of Hygiene

ShelterBox Christmas Appeal the Gift of Hygiene
For families living in displacement camps and crowded conditions, coronavirus is a real threat.
By providing families with handwash basins and soap, they are able to maintain good hygiene and keep themselves protected against Covid and other dangerous diseases.
Give the gift of hygiene this holiday season for just $20.
Using the soap I have received, we now wash our hands continuously and keep our social distance from the community”
– Bulutna, Ethiopia

Other Aid Items

The gift of hygiene

ShelterBox NZ Christmas appeal the gift of hygiene


The gift of light

ShelterBox NZ Luminaid solar lanterns


The gift of water


The gift of a fresh start

ShelterBox NZ Christmas gifts the gift of a new start


The gift of a new home

ShelterBox NZ emergency shelter tent


The gift of a ShelterBox

A ShelterBox containing essential aid and emergency shelter


*Items shown are illustrative of  the types of aid that ShelterBox provides. Donations fund emergency shelter needs worldwide.

*All donors will receive a printable card via email.