Give families a place to call home and protection from coronavirus.
Your donation will change the lives of people in need by providing emergency shelter and essential equipment. Whether you choose to make a recurring monthly payment or a one-time donation, you will have a direct impact on the lives of people all around the world.
Use the donation form to select the amount you would like to give and how many families you would like to impact. You can also set up a recurring donation to partner with us monthly by checking the box below.
Learn about our current response efforts or about who we are as an organization.
Together, we will change lives.
Where your donation goes
$1000 Gives a complete ShelterBox
Contains emergency shelter and essential household items a family needs to stay safe and healthy.
$500 Gives a family tent for shelter
Helps a family move out of evacuation or collection centers and allows them to isolate themselves.
$250 Gives a complete Cooking Set
Reduces sharing between families and the chance of catching or transmitting COVID-19.
$100 Gives a complete Shelter Kit
Tarps and tools help a family repair and expand their home to safely social distance.
$30 Gives Solar Light
Gives a family light after dark to be able to cook, work, wash, and more.
$20 Gives Soap and a Basin
Improves a family’s ability to maintain good hygiene and stay healthy.
THANK YOU FOR TRANSFORMING LIVES
*aid items are for illustrative purposes only
I feel safe in my tent. Thanks to our donors we can avoid crowded places by staying in the shelter.”
– Fanne, Cameroon, 2020
Umm's Story of Survival
Umm and her family lost their home when a plane bombed their village in Syria. “Two rockets fell next to us. We fled from our house and took refuge in a cave.” They brought only the items they could carry. “We left without anything because I thought we would be back.”
Umm and her family would not return home. They now live in a crowded camp in northern Syria, facing the threat of coronavirus. “Life is hard here. The children are always in the tent to prevent them from getting sick.”
After their arrival, they received a shelter kit with tarps, tools, and other household materials.
Now that Umm’s family has a home with blankets and clothing to keep warm, Umm can focus on the future. “We must build our lives again from the beginning. We will try to earn money to replace this tent with a stone building to live in.”
The kit helped us a lot. We used to feel cold and sleep on the ground and on stones in the tent. Now, we sleep and sit on the mattress. The blankets are good for keeping warm with our children.”
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Where ShelterBox Needs It Most – Provides support for ShelterBox’s most pressing needs which include but are not limited to: deployments, administration and emergencies.
Deployment Essentials – Provides support for all costs associated with ShelterBox worldwide deployments, including but not limited to: lifesaving equipment, response teams, transportation and collaboration with local or international partners.
Syrian Refugee Crisis – Provides direct support to all costs associated with the ongoing response within Syria and other affected countries/territories, including but not limited to: lifesaving equipment, response teams, transportation and collaboration with local or international partners.
COVID-19 Fund – Provides support for all costs associated with ongoing ShelterBox worldwide deployments in densely populated settlements under threat of COVID-19, including but not limited to: lifesaving shelter and equipment, procurement of soap, hand washing basins and PPE, response team costs, transportation and collaboration with local or international partners.
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