WHAT IS IT?
This Lent, get together with your community and your church and provide shelter
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
We invite you and your congregation to help us provide shelter for a family in need.
The support we have received from Christian groups over the past twenty years has contributed to our ability to help over a million people in desperate need, to recover from disaster. We know the huge hearts in your congregation may use lent as a time to reflect on hope. This year share that hope with families who have lost everything after disaster. We want to build momentum on this passion during Lent to fund the vital shelter and essential items needed by communities to repair and rebuild their lives.
With only 1 in 5 families receiving the shelter they need after a disaster, we want to reach even more families in need of emergency shelter.
For 2020, we are inviting churches from across Canada to take part and raise $500 or more over Lent. This amount is equivalent to the cost of a ShelterBox tent and will help us to provide the space for a family to call home. So, between Wednesday, February 26 – Thursday, April 9 2020 we are asking you and your congregation to:
- Hold Lent lunches
- Coffee Mornings
- Craft sales, bake sales and raffles
- Inspire us with your ideas
Every dollar you raise will help us to provide tents and other aid items, such as solar lights, water filtration, blankets, pots and pans.
GET IN TOUCH
Send us a request, we will give you a call and help you get started.
GET STARTED ON YOUR OWN
Download our group donation form and overview to get started on your own
MORE ABOUT THE TENT
When families can’t start rebuilding their homes immediately, we supply large, sturdy tents that can withstand extreme weather conditions and temperatures.
Like us, our range of aid is adaptable. We don’t just supply one type of tent, but a variety.
From specially lined tents that can safely accommodate a stove, to medium-sized tents that fit in small spaces and ones that can last years if needed, we’ve got it covered.
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This Lent, get together with your community and your church and give a Tent for Lent.
Join Reverend Kate Bottley to raise the money of a ShelterBox tent.
Every dollar will help us to provide the space for a family to call home after disaster strikes.
Watch this video to hear from Reverend Kate Bottley.