Host a candlelit dinner for family or friends this holiday season to support disaster relief around the world.

Disaster relief charity ShelterBox Canada kicked off its Shine for ShelterBox candlelit dinner campaign with an event at the Luxe Appliance Studio hosted by celebrity Chef, Devan Rajkumar.

The sold out event featured food by Chef Dev and the Food Dudes, Chef Romaine Avril of Lavelle, and Chef Nikko of Luxe Appliance Studio as well as a live painting by Mr. Fancy that was auctioned off. The event raised more than $10,000  for disaster relief equipment to help families around the world who have lost their homes from natural disasters.

ShelterBox Canada launched its first Shine for ShelterBox campaign last year and invited supporters to get together with friends, family and community to have a candlelit dinner for ShelterBox. More than $22,000 was raised from Shine dinners held across the country.

This winter, we want to reach even more families in need.

People in communities all over the world will host Shine For ShelterBox dinners this November and December and get together to brighten lives at fundraising candlelit dinners for friends and family.

“When disasters strike and power lines go down, families are left vulnerable, wrenched away from comfort and light,” says ShelterBox Canada Executive Director Stephanie Christensen.  “This is why every ShelterBox we pack includes two LuminAID solar lights that bring light and immediate safety to those who have lost everything.”

It’s easy to get involved. Visit and register to host your own dinner. As you dine, you will be raising money to provide emergency shelter for families who need it most. You can make it a cozy dinner at home with family and friends or bring your neighbourhood together at a local venue.

“When people sign up to host a Shine For ShelterBox dinner we will send them everything they need to get started – invitations and place cards to set the scene, delicious recipes to wow their guests and for those who raise more than $250 we will send them their very own LuminAID solar light,” says Christensen.

“Together we can bring light to families in need after disaster or in times of conflict.”


  • Learn more about the Shine for ShelterBox campaign and sign-up today online
  • ShelterBox is a cutting-edge charity that hand-delivers emergency shelter for families devastated by disaster. Right now, almost 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disasters and conflict. ShelterBox is working to change this by providing their signature ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits that contain the tools to transform lives and rebuild communities.