Be the reason someone smiles this Christmas
When disaster strikes, families lose their homes, possessions, and livelihoods.
Our ShelterKits are filled with essential tools and materials to repair damaged buildings and houses, enabling families to stay together and rebuild their lives.
This Christmas, you can honour someone special in your life, and pay it forward by giving the gift of a fresh start for $150.
Make the world of difference
For many of us, these basic tools many not look like much.
But, for Susan, who lost her home in Vanuatu after Category 5 Cyclone Harold struck the island nation in April 2020, they made the world of difference:
When the toolkits came, we shared them with families, they went and rebuilt their kitchens and houses. They were so happy.
ShelterBox New Zealand's Virtual Gift Shop
This year, more than 120 million people around the globe will be spending Christmas without a home.
With ShelterBox’s Virtual Gift Shop, you can honour someone special in your life, by paying it forward to a family in need.
Simply pick a life-changing gift from the list below, we’ll send you an eCard explainig your impact, and you can feel good knowing that you’ll be helping a family find hope for a brighter future, after some of their darkest days.
Defy gift-giving conventions today, and help families recover for tomorrow.
The gift of hygiene
Help a family stay protected against disease and illness
The gift of light
Enable a family to spend time together after darkness falls
The gift of water
Make safe drinking water one less thing for a family to worry about
The gift of warmth
Help a family stay warm during long, cold nights
The gift of a fresh start
Provide a family with the tools they need to make repairs
The gift of a cooking set
Enable families to cook together, for normality and nourishment
The gift of a new home
Provide a family with a safe place to recover after their darkest days
The gift of a ShelterBox
Provide a family with everything they need to rebuild
*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.