Be the reason someone smiles this Christmas


After a disaster, darkness can be a dangerous and persistent challenge.

That’s why all of our aid packages contain a set of solar lights – enabling families to stay safe and spend time together after night falls.

This Christmas, you can honour someone special in your life, and pay it forward by giving the gift of light for $35.

Make the World of Difference


For many of us, our inflatable solar lights would be the perfect solution for when the power goes out.

But, for Catherine, whose home in Dominica was destroyed by Hurricane Maria, it is her sole means of keeping her family safe after dark.

The light is bright and lovely. It allows me to cook, to safely collect water and stay up after dark to get my life back to normal.
ShelterBox NZ Virtual Christmas Gift Light
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ShelterBox New Zealand's Virtual Gift Shop


This year, more than 104 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.