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Join us for the
2016 Giving Challenge!
SEPT 20 at noon EST - SEPT 21 at noon EST

ShelterBox USA - 2016 Giving Challenge

Your donation will enable ShelterBox to assist survivors of disaster or conflict worldwide! 

The Giving Challenge is an online donation drive where hundreds of charities compete for matching dollars and incentive grants during a 24-hour period.
Starting Tuesday, September 20th at noon EST, gifts of $25 up to $100 from new donors will be eligible to be matched 2:1 per donor.
*A new donor is anyone who did not give during the 2015 Giving Challenge.

A 1:1 match is available for returning donors.

Each gift is 100% tax-deductible and donors will immediately receive a tax receipt. The Challenge ends at noon on September 21st.

Make your tax-deductible gift of at least $25 using the online Giving Challenge Portal on 9/20/16:

Please donate to ShelterBox USA during the 2016 Giving Challenge
You can also go to, search for "ShelterBox," and make your tax-deductible contribution of at least $25. (Again, donation portal does not open until Tuesday, September 20 at 12 pm EST.) 

Don't want to wait? Pledge your donation in advance by calling us at 941-907-6036 and we’ll make your credit card donation for you at the start of the campaign. 

All donations during the challenge will support ShelterBox USA and help to provide global humanitarian relief.

Help us promote our campaign! Here are some sample posts to share:

Sample Twitter post: 
ShelterBox TwitterHelp @ShelterBoxUS in the 24-hour #GivingChallenge16 on 9/20/16 at 12pm EST! Donate at and your gift will be matched!

Sample Facebook post: 
ShelterBox FacebookDisaster Relief charity @ShelterBox USA is participating in the 24-hour Giving Challenge. Please make a gift $25 or more on 9/20/16 at 12pm EST at, and it will be matched, doubling your impact to help disaster survivors around the world!

With your donation this year along with the matching funds and incentive grants available through the Giving Partner's Giving Challenge, we can provide shelter, warmth and dignity to families around the world. 
Thank you for your support!

Survivors with ShelterBox Tent



Every $35 = mosquito nets and protection from disease
Every $100 = water filtration systems and access to clean water 
Every $500 = emergency shelter for families who lost their homes after a disaster
Every $1,000 = a complete ShelterBox kit to help a family rebuild their lives
Learn more about the equipment and materials that bring shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by natural disasters and other humanitarian crises worldwide.

ShelterBox Thank You!


The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.