Be the reason someone smiles this Christmas

After fleeing unspeakable violence, families often arrive in refugee camps with nothing more than the clothes on their back – forcing them to face long and cold nights with no protection.

With our thermal blankets, families can make it through the night with the warmth and comfort they need.

This Christmas, you can honour someone special in your life and pay it forward to someone in need by giving the gift of warmth for $75.

Make the world of difference

Nothing says cosy like a warm blanket.

Our thermal blankets give families the warmth they need to endure the harsh conditions in colder climates – providing protection and comfort from plummeting temperatures.

After Boko Haram attacked his village, Abdou lost everything. With our blankets, Abdou and his family have been able to stay warm, as they rebuild their lives.

Usually to cover us, we used sail cloths or pieces of loin cloth. Now, we will use these beautiful blankets.

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ShelterBox New Zealand's Virtual Gift Shop

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.