ShelterBox is the premier international aid organization that provides emergency shelter and lifesaving equipment following disasters such as earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict.
To help them begin to rebuild their lives and communities, we deliver ShelterBoxes, which supply an extended family with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are tailored depending on the nature and location of the disaster, with great care taken sourcing every item to ensure it is robust enough to be of lasting value. The donation amount to support each box is $1,000, which includes delivery direct to those who need it. Learn more about supporting a ShelterBox.
In some cases, families may need specific aid items rather than a whole ShelterBox. Donations toward the ShelterBox Solution Fund allow us to procure and deliver all types of emergency supplies—depending on the needs of those affected. (Donations toward this fund are not assigned a box number.) Learn more about the ShelterBox Solution Fund.
Highly trained ShelterBox Response Teams distribute boxes and other supplies on the ground, working closely with local organizations, international aid agencies and a global network of volunteers.
Since its inception in 2000, ShelterBox has firmly established itself at the forefront of international disaster relief, providing emergency shelter for people who need it most following more than 240 disasters in over 90 countries.
We rely on public donations and could not operate without the generosity of people the world over. Our supporters constantly go the extra mile to help make a difference to the lives of families who survive disasters. We have had fundraisers climb Mount Kilimanjaro, row the Atlantic, cross India in a Tuk Tuk and even cycle 10,000 miles on a tandem.
ShelterBox USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing shelter, warmth, and dignity to survivors of disaster worldwide.
Our organization is supported by individual US citizens and organizations, including Rotary Clubs, other service & community groups, schools, religious groups, businesses, and small private foundations.