Mission / Objective
To rapidly provide emergency shelter and vital aid to stabilise, protect and support communities overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. Sponsoring a box costs $1,000, including delivery direct to those who need it. Each box bears its own unique number so as a donor you can track your box all the way to its recipient country via the website. Highly trained ShelterBox Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide.
Since its inception in 2000, ShelterBox has firmly established itself at the forefront of international disaster relief, providing emergency shelter for the people who need it most on every continent. Our vision is a world in which all people displaced by disasters and humanitarian crises are rapidly provided with emergency shelter and vital aid, which will help rebuild their communities and lives.
ShelterBox provides emergency shelter to those affected by disaster and humanitarian crisis.
Shelter options include: our custom made Relief Tent (built to withstand extreme conditions and last at least 12 months); our Midi Tent (a smaller, single skin version of the Relief Tent for use in short-term deployments); Al Pinter Tents (a larger, UN spec tent for use in refugee camps, currently being used to help Syrian refugees) Shelter Kits (2 large, high quality tarpaulins plus an extended too kit and fixings, enabling families to repair damaged existing dwellings).
We also supply a range of essential non-food items (NFI’s) including: blankets; groundsheets; water carriers and purification equipment; kitchen sets; solar lights; tool kits; mosquito nets; children’s activity packs and SchoolBoxes.
Items can be supplied in custom packed ShelterBoxes or supplied in bulk depending on the needs of the community.
Our beneficiaries are families that have lost everything to disaster. One of our core aims is to ‘do the most, for the most’ but initially; we aim to help the most vulnerable first. This group includes pregnant mothers or those with babes in arms; the sick; the disabled; the elderly and those families with no means of rebuilding on their own.
Projects in Progress
We are currently responding in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. We have on-going responses to the conflict in Iraq and Syria, working with international partners to provide shelter and essential non-food items to refugees and IDPs.
We also have ongoing work in Cameroon and Niger, helping families fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria.
So far, we have completed over 260 deployments to 95+ countries, helping in excess of 1,000,000 people.
Chair – Rowley Tompsett,
Vice Chair – Emma Black,
Secretary – Barry Antees,
Finance Director – Phil Mewett,
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Wills and Bequests
By remembering ShelterBox Australia in your will you will leave a lasting legacy for families affected by disaster. ShelterBox gives people the chance to recover and rebuild their lives. We can provide dignity to families who have lost everything due to no fault of their own. Disasters can strike anywhere at any time and ShelterBox stands ready to respond wherever there is need.
Bequests can be in the form of sponsoring boxes, donations to the ‘ShelterBox Solution’ (our unrestricted disaster relief fund) or sponsoring essential training for volunteers. Please contact General Manager, Mike Greenslade for more details on how you can help us.
There are several ways to donate to ShelterBox Australia.
- Online via our website: https://app.etapestry.com/bbphosted/ShelterBoxAustralia/OnlineDonation.html
- Donation Hotline: 1300 996 038
- Send a cheque to ShelterBox Australia, PO Box 254, Parramatta, NSW, 2124 (please include your contact details so that we can send you a tax receipt)
- EFT to ShelterBox Australia, Wespac Bank, BSB # 032 189, Account # 230 147
- Direct deposit in any Wespac Bank (details above)
- *If using 4 or 5, please email [email protected] to inform us of your donation, please include your contact details so that we can send you a tax receipt.
We very much welcome support in the form of goods or services.
Work with us
ShelterBox relies heavily on volunteers; in fact here in Australia we have a staff of just 2. If you think you could contribute by serving on the board, working as one of our Ambassadors, raising funds and awareness or as part of our Response Team, please contact: [email protected]