You have the power to do more


Welcome to the team. Team ShelterBox.

Millions of families are currently without shelter because of natural disaster and conflict. You can help change this.

Whether you’re into running a marathon, throwing a party, or climbing a mountain – you can transform an event with your friends and family into vital support for ShelterBox.

Turn your hobby or bucket list event into something greater.

Car rallies, cake bakes, obstacle courses, festival teams, sponsored silences, or being a champion of ShelterBox on social media – the possibilities are endless. When you raise awareness for ShelterBox, you’re helping us go to the ends of the world to reach the communities most in need.

Tell us about your event! Share the ideas and tips that help to make your event a success in the form below!

Stuck for ideas? Don’t worry. We’re bursting with ideas on how you can create exciting events in your own community. Just enter your details in the form below, and we’ll help you to kick-start your event.

Take a look at the photo gallery at the bottom of the page for further inspiration.

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Endurance race

 

Be a champion of ShelterBox USA on social media:

Facebook   •   Twitter   •   Instagram   •   YouTube

LinkedIn   •   Flickr   •   Pinterest

Use the hashtag #TeamShelterBox when posting!

Get Going


Shine event: Have fun!

Shine for ShelterBox

Join communities all over the country and get together to brighten lives by hosting a fundraising candlelit dinner for friends and family.

It’s simple to get involved.

We’ve provided all of the necessary materials you’ll need as well as some ideas for you to customize your event.

Whether you love getting together with friends or already have a party planned for the festive season, you can make a difference. By holding a heart-warming evening you can bring light to families in their hour of darkness.

Off The Grid

Take part in Off the Grid and see how you cope with no power for 24 hours: that means no phones, no laptops, no lights, and no social media.

You’ll raise awareness about families in crisis after disaster strikes. You’ll also get a small glimpse of what life is like for those who have lost everything as a result of natural and man-made disaster.

The rules are simple: No electricity and nothing with an ‘on’ button for 24 hours.

Get your squad together, pick a 24 hour period and sign up. You are never powerless to help!

Get A Webpage


http://give-shelter-support-shelterbox.everydayhero.com/us/get-started

Harness the power of the internet!

Create an online page which allows you to do your own ShelterBox fundraising. Tell your story, set a goal and deliver a campaign via email or social media.

We make it easy to connect with your community and track your own progress.

Everything you need in one place.

Get Inspired


Erik Elsea - Mississippi Expedition for ShelterBox

 

Canoeing the Mississippi for disaster relief

ShelterBox USA Ambassador and Rotarian, Erik Elsea, will paddle the 2,552 mile length of the Mississippi River to raise awareness for ShelterBox’s humanitarian work.

Tim and Sharon Bridgman start their journey in Norway
Tim and Sharon in Nordkapp, Norway (2012)

The Bridgman Story

On June 4, 2012 Sharon and Tim Bridgman set off from the North Cape of Norway to cycle unsupported and self-funded around the world.

The husband and wife team from England were riding to raise awareness and support of ShelterBox, hoping to raise roughly $18,000 for their favorite nonprofit.

 

Read their story of hope, loss, courage, and fortitude

SB Hope Strength Olly Burn 09a

Hope + Strength

The Hope + Strength project aims to give the families we meet after disaster a voice that is a little different to the usual portrayal in the media. We are inspired every day by the ability of the families we meet to carry on, to look to the future and have hope for themselves and their children.

Leading photographers have helped us to pay tribute to the incredible hope and strength of the people we meet.

Get A Speaker


Kerri Murray at Centerline Digital

Have a ShelterBox speaker come to your event or meetup and share the ShelterBox story or set up a Family Relief Tent.

Our volunteers can share an impactful audio/visual presentation as well as the actual disaster relief equipment that we send in the field.

Note: scheduling a Speaker Request is dependent upon the availability of a volunteer in your area. Please allow us two weeks to find a speaker.

 

Get More Involved


ShelterBox Response Team members

Become an official volunteer for ShelterBox USA.

Every volunteer is instrumental in providing shelter to families after disaster, wherever they are in the world.

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

If you don’t see a role below that fits in with your skills and availability, think big and fill out the application anyway – we may have something else that suits you.

Tell us about your event!


We’ll send you some collateral, arrange a speaker
or help you find local support.

  • Tell us about your event! Who, what, when, where?
  • Tell us how we can help you succeed!

Photo Gallery


ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Ribfest

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Biking through Montana

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Challenge

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Collection box

 

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - High School

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Huron Peak

 

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Machu Picchu

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Marathon

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Music Festival

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Paddle race

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Rappelling

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Run

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Scouts

ShelterBox on a mountain

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - solo sailing for ShelterBox

ShelterBox - Do Your Own Thing - Endurance race

Other Ways to Support


LuminAID

365

Give a monthly gift for year-round support

Corporate

Motivate and engage your employees

Legacy

Learn more about planned giving