Help us stock the box before the next disaster strikes.
When disaster strikes, families lose their homes, possessions and livelihoods.
Help ShelterBox be ready with lifesaving shelter and supplies when disaster strikes by donating a ShelterBox of critical aid items to help a family who has lost everything.
Each ShelterBox provides a family with emergency shelter and other vital equipment, such as solar lights, water filters, cooking equipment, and tools.
We urgently need support to prepare, respond and restock, helping families who have lost everything. We can’t predict disasters, but together, we can help people recover.
Recruit your friends and family through email and social media to help you stock a ShelterBox by donating the cost of essential aid items within it. A completely stocked ShelterBox is $1,000.
Go a step further! Challenge your friends and families to host their own Stock the Box fundraiser.
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WHICH ITEM WILL YOU GIVE TO A FAMILY IN NEED?
EVERY BOX HOLDS A STORY.
Fatnizar lives with her family in Tondo village, Sirenja, Donggala.
When a powerful earthquake struck central Sulawesi in September 2018, Fatnizar’s home was completely destroyed. Many of the homes in her neighbourhood survived the earthquake, only to be swept away moments later by the deadly tsunami that followed. With no home to go back to, Fatnizar had to relocate with her husband and four children to a football field, five kilometres away from her home.
They were not alone; 121 families in total took refuge in this field across from a school. Fatnizar’s family shared a space under a large tarpaulin with fifteen other families.
When we met Fatnizar, the newly formed community had been living there for a month.
Fatnizar used to work as a seamstress from her home, creating custom clothing. When the earthquake took her dwelling, it also closed her two-year-old business. When we returned a week after we had provided the family with a tent, we found Fatnizar sewing under the awning of a ShelterBox tent.
The tent not only provided a more private and secure space for Fatnizar and her family, but also the opportunity for her to get back to work.