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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.


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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.

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!

Launch your page

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 3: Reach out to friends, family, and other potential supporters by email. Need help writing an email or nervous about asking for donations?
Check out our sample email here or our tip sheet here.

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.

Need more help getting started? We are here to help!