Rebuilding Communitites


We deliver the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster.

Each disaster is different, and so is every community. We don’t believe that one size fits all, so we make considered assessments to provide the exact support that gives people the hope and the power to transform their own lives.

The disaster relief aid we supply comes in the form of ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits. Our sturdy green ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home. Our ShelterKits contain all of the essential tools people need to start repairing and rebuilding homes straight away.

That’s not all. We know that a home is much more than bricks and mortar or tarpaulin and tent pegs. Our kits and boxes contain the items that help transform shelter into a home, like cooking sets, solar lights and activity sets for children.

We test and evaluate all of the aid we provide by talking to, and learning from, the families who use it. This fuels us to be innovative and to continue evolving.

Creating a home is a process that takes time and we support families to continue on that journey.

Dave Ray, ShelterBox Operations Coordinator

Shelterboxes


Our sturdy green ShelterBoxes are designed to help people who have lost everything. They are filled with practical tools and utensils that help to create the framework for everyday life.

Each contains a family-sized tent that protects people from the elements and provides a safe space in which people can start to recover from physical and emotional trauma.

The contents differ depending on the disaster and the climate, but items such as solar lights, water storage and purification equipment, thermal blankets and cooking utensils help start the process of creating a home.

 

 

A ShelterBox containing various disaster relief items, including tents, blankets, and solar lights, to help families recover after disaster

 

Take a Look Inside the Box


Tents


When disaster strikes, families need shelter to feel safe again. When they can’t start rebuilding their homes immediately, durable tents can make them feel safe and protected. 

From padded tents that can safely accommodate a stove, to medium-sized tents that fit in small spaces and ones that can last years if needed, we help families stay protected from the elements, and feel at home again.

EXPLORE OUR TENTS

A ShelterBox tent that provides emergency shelter for families who have lost their homes due to disaster

Light


Our solar lights can last up to 16 hours on just one charge. They are lightweight and can float in water, making them easy to carry in any situation.

Solar lights not only illuminate dark and dangerous paths, but they enable families to cook meals and children to finish their homework when it gets dark. They help create safe environments where people can pick up their daily routine.

EXPLORE OUR SOLAR LIGHTS

A ShelterBox solar light for families who have lost their homes due to disaster

Warmth


Blankets, groundsheets and mattresses not only provide vital warmth, but comfort too when families are recovering from disaster.

These simple items can be used in a variety of ways, from bedding to room dividers, and help turn a shelter into a home.

Blankets are included in ShelterBox's emergency shelter and essential aid items

Water


When disasters devastate the landscape and force families far from home, it can be hard to access safe, clean water.

By providing families with water containers and purification equipment, safe drinking water becomes one less thing to worry about.

EXPLORE OUR WATER FILTERS

ShelterBox provides water purification equipment to ensure families have safe drinking water after disaster

Mosquito Nets


In countries where insect-borne diseases are common, our mosquito nets are a simple and effective way to keep families safe.

Coated with insecticide, the mosquito nets offer an extra layer of protection by killing insects on and around the net.

EXPLORE OUR MOSQUITO NETS

ShelterBox NZ provides mosquito nets after disaster

Cooking Equipment


Family meals help to provide the framework of everyday life.

By providing cooking sets, containing a range of sturdy utensils, families can spend quality time together. They can eat meals that provide normality and nourishment.

ShelterBox provides cooking sets to help families enjoy meals together after disaster

Education


When natural disasters destroy buildings and families flee conflict, children’s education often gets interrupted.

Our SchoolBoxes contain all the supplies a teacher needs to deliver lessons, wherever there is space to learn, as well as individual activity packs, so children have something of their own at a time when their whole world has been turned upside down.

EXPLORE OUR SCHOOL BOXES

ShelterBox provides SchoolKits to help children continue their education after they have lost their home due to disaster

ShelterKits


Our ShelterKits contain a selection of disaster relief materials, including toolkits, ropes, fixings and heavy-duty tarpaulins, that can be used to make emergency shelters, repair damaged buildings, and create the foundations for new homes immediately after a disaster – to help families return to normality as soon as possible.

EXPLORE OUR SHELTERKITS

A ShelterKit containing disaster relief items, including tarpaulins, rope and tools, to help families rebuild after disaster

 

Experience ShelterBox


Bring the story of ShelterBox to life by inviting a ShelterBox speaker to your event.

Experience our disaster relief aid for yourself and learn how your support is transforming the lives of families robbed of shelter when disaster strikes.