Take the ShelterMakers Challenge

It's the Fort that Counts!

The ShelterMaker Challenge

It’s the Fort that counts!

All over the world, families are having to come up with creative and fun ways to keep busy while remaining safely at home – families with children, restless adults, bored teenagers…

Should you feel the need for something constructive to do, you or the mini monsters in your life could become ShelterMakers! All you need to do is work together to build the perfect home hideaway and share it with us on social media!



STEP ONE: Design Your Shelter

Ask yourself some key questions. Do you want to build a fort, construct a perfect treehouse or throw a pile of sofa cushions and get comfy? Are you thinking inside or outside? Sheets or sofa cushions? Are your priorities strength and rigidity or comfort and snuggliness? Where are you going to keep the snacks? Give it a bit of thought and then get making!

STEP TWO: Build Your Shelter

Here at ShelterBox we say “The best materials are the ones you’ve got available.” So have a look around you – what materials can you use? Also think about the features of your environment and how you can use them – like a wall, a table, or even a broomstick.

Our Operations Pros put together some building basics for you:

Foundation: The floor is probably best as it is flat and stable. Stability is key for building your shelter.

Walls and a roof: These are key for privacy in your new shelter. Chairs, blankets, and large cushions are all great materials to build yours!

Beams: How are you going to hold your shelter up? Broomsticks and chairs add great height.


STEP THREE: Take a Photo

We want to see what your finished creation looks like, so share it on social media with the hashtag #ShelterMakers. Don’t forget to tag @ShelterBoxCanada! 

STEP FOUR: Nominate more ShelterMakers!

Choose a couple of people and challenge them to make a shelter of their own! Don’t forget to give them some handy tips if they need it. Add the hashtag #SeeAShelterMakeAShelter for some extra inspiration!

STEP FIVE: Make a Donation

If you would like to be a literal ShelterMaker for families around the world, please consider making a donation. Families around the world are living in crowded refugee camps and displacement centres. Your support will provide families with a shelter of their very own, helping to protect them from the spread of viruses and disease.


Thank you for joining this challenge! We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations on Facebook and Instagram!

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Your support today can help protect families from the spread of coronavirus by providing shelter to families living in crowded refugee camps and displacement centres.

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