Be the reason someone smiles this Christmas

When disaster strikes, families lose their homes, possessions, and livelihoods.

Our ShelterBoxes are packed full of emergency shelter and essential aid items, such as blankets, water filtration, and solar lights – all of which can help a family recover, rebuild, and find hope for a brighter future.

This Christmas, you can honour someone special in your life, and pay it forward to families in need, by giving the gift of a ShelterBox for $1500.

Make the world of difference

These green boxes contain so much more than physical aid items. They create the framework for every day life, and help turn a shelter into a home.

Ismail, whose home in Malaysia was destroyed after severe flooding, knows this well:

The box means so much. Now we have a place to live and the things to make our life better.

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This year, more than 120 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


The gift of light

Enable a family to spend time together after darkness falls

ShelterBox NZ LuminAid solar lights


The gift of water

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


The gift of warmth

Help a family stay warm during long, cold nights

ShelterBox NZ Virtual Christmas Gifts - Warmth


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


The gift of a cooking set

Enable families to cook together, for normality and nourishment

ShelterBox NZ Virtual Christmas Gifts Cooking Set


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


The gift of a ShelterBox

Provide a family with everything they need to rebuild

ShelterBox Christmas Gift the Gift of a ShelterBox NZ


*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.