Your events have the power to do more

Welcome to the team. Team ShelterBox.

Millions of families are currently without shelter because of natural disaster and conflict. You can help change this.

Whether you’re into marathon running, fancy dress or throwing dinner parties, you can transform a fun event with your friends and family into vital funds for ShelterBox.

Turn your hobby or bucket list event into something greater.

Car rallies, cake bakes, obstacle courses, festival teams, sponsored silences, or being a champion of ShelterBox on social media – the possibilities are endless.

You’re helping us go to the ragged ends of the world to reach the communities most in need.

How to Fundraise for ShelterBox

Make a Plan

Try and think of something that is both impressive and achievable. Think about whether you want to do it alone or in a team. Consider whether you want to sign up to one of our events or run your own. Set a date and decide on how much you want to raise. Don’t be afraid to think big!

Tell Everyone

Shout about what you’re doing at any available opportunity. Use posters, emails, FacebookInstagram and Twitter to let everyone know how they can get involved. Set up a Give A Little fundraising page to support your fundraiser efforts.

Enjoy It

Don’t forget to have some fun! Celebrate your achievement, toast your success!
We’d love to see photos of your event, so make sure to send them in or tag us with #TeamShelterBoxNZ

Say Thanks

Everyone who donates, takes part or turns up at your event, will be helping you to shelter more families after disaster. Those families won’t be able to send their thanks, so make sure you do it for them.


After your event, you can donate the money you’ve raised quickly and easily. Take a look at all the ways you can pay in here and don’t forget to close your online fundraising page if you set one up.


Stuck for Ideas?

Don't worry. We're bursting with ideas on how you can help rebuild communities after disaster strikes and create exciting events for your own community too.

ShelterBox supporters host a Shine for ShelterBox event to raise money to reach more families in need

Why not host a Shine for ShelterBox event?

Join communities all over the country and get together to brighten lives by hosting a fundraising candlelit dinner for friends and family, to raise money for people who need light in their lives.

When disasters strike and power lines go down, families are left vulnerable, wrenched away from comfort and light. Every ShelterBox we send includes solar lights that can brighten lives in the darkest hour.

Hosting yor own Shine for ShelterBox fundraiser is easy. Just request a free Shine for ShelterBox fundraising kit and we’ll post one to you in time to plan your event.

Whether you love getting together with friends or already have a party planned for the festive season, you can make a difference. By holding a heart-warming evening you can bring light to families in their hour of darkness.

A ShelterBox supporter training for a marathon to raise vital funds

Or, you could take on 20km for 20 years.

In our anniversary year we’re challenging you to take on 20 miles in celebration of 20 years of ShelterBox. Whether it’s laps of the garden or miles on the road, every dollar you raise will help us reach more families after disaster.

A ShelterBox supporter fundraises for ShelterBox by selling artwork

Do you have a special skill or talent? Let Rakhi inspire you!

Meet Rakhi, a junior doctor at Birmingham A&E, who has used her lockdown paintings to raise money for ShelterBox.

After busy and challenging shifts during the coronavirus crisis, she picks up her easel and paints her worries away.

Rakhi posts her artwork on Instagram and sells prints and originals for donations on JustGiving.

She has now raised over £600 for ShelterBox and has rekindled her passion for painting, something she hasn’t had the time to do in years.

Tell us about your event!


    Experience ShelterBox

    A ShelterBox volunteer delivers a presentation about ShelterBox

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

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

    Our volunteers can share an impactful audio/visual presentation as well as the actual disaster relief equipment that we send in the field.