When disasters strike and power lines go down, people are left vulnerable, torn away from comfort, light and electricity. Off the Grid challenges you to go without power for 24 hours to simulate what it is like after a disaster.

The challenge can be accepted by individuals, classes, clubs, entire schools or companies.

Ask sponsors to make a donation to ShelterBox for each hour you’re Off the Grid. It’s a great way to get others involved in what you’re doing and help make the most of your effort. You can easily set  up your own fundraising page with Givealittle.

The money you raise by taking the Off the Grid challenge will make a real difference to disaster-hit families in crisis. Tents, ShelterKits, cooking equipment, solar lights, hammers, rope and water purification units are just some of the things you can help provide to families who need it most.

You are never powerless to help, will you take the challenge?


Get your class, club or friends together and pick a day and time to unplug.

The rules are simple. No electricity and nothing with an ‘on’ button. How far you take the challenge is up to you. The bigger the challenge and the more people sponsor you, the more you will be helping people in crisis – those who have no shelter, no home and no access to any power after disaster.

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Your money will help families to rebuild their lives after disaster strikes.

From family-sized tents and ShelterKits that contain the tools needed to rebuild homes, along with solar-powered lights and water purification equipment, your money will go towards supporting families in crisis.

These are the items that not only help families to feel safe and secure, but to start the process of rebuilding their lives.

We go to even the most remote communities to provide emergency shelter — your support will help us make sure no one gets forgotten or left behind.

It’s not all hard work though — Off the Grid will help you spend time with friends and family and away from screens. Our Survival Boxes contain a whole range of inspiring ideas to keep you entertained, such as hosting an ‘Off the Griddle BBQ’ and games from around the world.