YOU CAN HELP STOCK THE BOX BEFORE THE NEXT DISASTER STRIKES
When disaster strikes, families lose their homes, possessions and livelihoods.
Help ShelterBox be ready with lifesaving shelter and supplies when disaster strikes by donating a ShelterBox of critical aid items to help a family who has lost everything.
Each ShelterBox provides a family with emergency shelter and other vital equipment, such as solar lights, water filters, cooking equipment, and tools.
We urgently need support to prepare, respond and restock, helping families who have lost everything. We can’t predict disasters, but together, we can help people recover.
Protect a family from preventable insect-borne illnesses such as malaria with a mosquito net.
These inflatable solar-powered lights provide comfort, safety and even survival to families.
Safe water is essential for human life. A water filtration system ensures that families have water they can drink, minimizing water-borne disease.
Tools to rebuild home, stronger.
Blankets not only provide vital warmth, but comfort too when families are recovering from disaster.
The ability to cook a warm meal shared by a family can mean much more than just a full stomach.
Heavy-duty tarps, fixing and everything else a family needs to repair, rebuild or begin a new foundation for their lives.
Our custom-made disaster relief tents give families a safe place to recover and sleep at night following a disaster.
Every Box Holds a Story
Fatnizar lives with her family in Tondo village, Sirenja, Donggala.
When a powerful earthquake struck central Sulawesi in September 2018, Fatnizar’s home was completely destroyed. Many of the homes in her neighbourhood survived the earthquake, only to be swept away moments later by the deadly tsunami that followed. With no home to go back to, Fatnizar had to relocate with her husband and four children to a football field, five kilometres away from her home.
They were not alone; 121 families in total took refuge in this field across from a school. Fatnizar’s family shared a space under a large tarpaulin with fifteen other families.
When we met Fatnizar, the newly formed community had been living there for a month.
Fatnizar used to work as a seamstress from her home, creating custom clothing. When the earthquake took her dwelling, it also closed her two-year-old business. When we returned a week after we had provided the family with a tent, we found Fatnizar sewing under the awning of a ShelterBox tent.
The tent not only provided a more private and secure space for Fatnizar and her family, but also the opportunity for her to get back to work.
Why Stock a Box?
Each item in a ShelterBox supports a family's ability to recover, but more importantly creates a place to call Home
How to Get Started Stocking Your Own Box
Step 1: Create your own online fundraising page or print a physical pledge form.
Your fundraising page is yours to personalize with photos, messages, and updates. This is also where all your supporters can pledge towards your goal!
Prefer to receive pledges offline? Print off your physical pledge form here and begin collecting in person.
Step 2: Share your fundraiser on social media to let your network know about your goal of stocking a box! Don’t forget to tag us @ShelterBoxCanada
Step 4: Get Stocking! Begin stocking your box, item by item, dollar by dollar until you reach your goal! Of course, if you don’t reach your goal, every dollar you raise will still support families in desperate need of shelter and other essential aid after a disaster.