Our vision: A world where no family is without shelter after disaster

ShelterBox is a global nonprofit organization made up of people who believe that shelter is a basic human right.
We believe that refuge from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital.

Meeting the people who have lost everything

When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why we provide tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives.

We do things differently.

We started life as a small organization in the UK and have grown to make a big impact across the world. We don’t follow the crowd – we’ve carved our own path that leads straight to the families we support.

We have grown into a global organization, operating efficiently by going directly into the areas that need help and hand-delivering the aid to the families in need.

Take a look at how we’re building peace, one family at a time.

Our Methodology

We will always support the rights of refugees and displaced people around the world. There’s never been a more urgent time for high quality, impactful humanitarian action.”
-Sanj Srikanthan, ShelterBox CEO

Our daughter is smiling more because we have a new house, and now I can concentrate on work.

-Alejandro, Philippines, after Typhoon Vongfong

What Sets Us Apart

We put families first

Every decision we make is based on the families we help. We ask communities and families what they most need to support their own recovery after disaster. After a response, we evaluate all of the aid we provide by talking to, and learning from, the families who use it.


Food insecurity. Acute malnutrition. Epidemics. Natural disasters. Forced displacement. These are the 5 crises Niger is facing

We protect families

At ShelterBox, we are proud to have safeguarding policies in place designed to protect the families we help, our operational staff, and our incredible response team volunteers who travel to disaster areas with us, and the local communities we work with.


Mules carry shelter boxes up the mountain in Pakistan

We go the extra mile

We go to hard-to-reach communities, often those that are overlooked by others, to reach vulnerable people in need of life-saving shelter and supplies.


We are specialists in emergency shelter

We focus on providing the essential tools needed to help rebuild homes as quickly as possible after disaster. We use our experience and expertise to continue evolving and make sure we deliver the exact support families need in the best possible way.


We are a global network

We have a network of affiliates and supporters around the world raising vital support for the people we help. We are official project partners with Rotary International and Rotarians around the world help us to connect with local communities more quickly when disaster strikes.

Children taking shelter behind a stack of Shelter boxes as a helicopter lands

Our team makes the difference

Meet the Team

At ShelterBox, we strive to do the right thing. It is an important value at the heart of our organization and it drives our commitment to improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in our work and workplace.

The original Helston Lizard club with a Shelter box

20 Years of Striving for Peace

Our History

ShelterBox USA Events

How you can help

Make a Difference

Together, we can change lives. Help people who have lost their homes to disaster by providing emergency shelter and essential equipment.

Make an Impact

Whatever skills, knowledge or time you have to volunteer, you can play a vital part in this process. All we need is your passion.

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