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 don’t look like much.

But, for Susan, who lost her home in Vanuatu after Category 5 Cyclne 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.

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ShelterBox New Zealand's Virtual Gift Shop


This year, more than 112 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

ShelterBox NZ Virtual Christmas Gift - Hygiene

$20

The gift of light

Enable a family to spend time together after darkness falls

ShelterBox NZ LuminAid solar lights

$40

The gift of water

Make safe drinking water one less thing for a family to worry about

ShelterBox Christmas Gift the Gift of Water NZ

$50

The gift of warmth

Help a family stay warm during long, cold nights

ShelterBox NZ Virtual Christmas Gifts - Warmth

$75

The gift of a fresh start

Provide a family with the tools they need to make repairs

ShelterBox Christmas Gift the Gift of a Fresh Start NZ

$150

The gift of a cooking set

Enable families to cook together, for normality and nourishment

ShelterBox NZ Virtual Christmas Gifts Cooking Set

$250

The gift of a new home

Provide a family with a safe place to recover after their darkest days

ShelterBox Christmas Gift the Gift of a New Home NZ

$500

The gift of a ShelterBox

Provide a family with everything they need to rebuild

ShelterBox Christmas Gift the Gift of a ShelterBox NZ

$1500

*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.