Posted on Dec 01, 2019
After fleeing unspeakable violence, families in Syria face a new danger.  
Often arriving in emergency camps with nothing but the clothes on their back, they are totally unprotected from the harsh winter temperatures. Warm blankets could make all the difference.  
A complete winter warmth bundle has everything a large family needs to survive the cold - from mattresses to a kitchen set for cooking warm food. It also includes insulated baby sleepsuits, sets of children’s thermal underwear, and children's jeans and jumpers.
Please don’t wait. Give a winter warmth bundle today.  




At ShelterBox we believe that every family deserves a place to call home after disaster or conflict.
In March Cyclone Idai hit southern Africa, washing away entire villages like Mwalija in Malawi. We returned to understand what their recovery process has been like. We wanted to capture the community's story – not our story – in their own words.
We met families who spent 24 hours in the water waiting for help. Terrified for their lives, Mary and Stephano put their children in the trees for safety as they watched their home get washed away. Their story of what happened next reflects the challenges faced by many families in Mwalija, and it’s their voices that tell the community’s story in our film, Kunyumba.
We can't claim responsibility for the recovery of communities, that credit can only be given to the families who work so hard to rebuild. But, with your support, we can play an important part in those first steps to recovery. A relatively small gesture – like giving a tent or a tarpaulin – can help communities shift their focus from “the now” and look towards “the tomorrow”.


                    'TASMANIA TREK 2020'
Introducing our newest adventure for 2020! Join Team ShelterBox on an unforgettable 5-day trek through the Tasmanian wilderness.

Experience some of Australia's most breathtaking views while you do your bit to support disaster-affected families around the world.

Learn more about the challenge here:> 

                  'WHAT IS 2020 VISION ?'
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief organistion that seeks to provide emergency shelter and other essential items to families left homeless by disaster and crisis.

Photographer and ShelterBox Australia CEO, Mike Greenslade has been a ShelterBox Response Team member since 2006. Mike has deployed 22 times to disaster zones around the world and "2020 Vision" is a visual diary of those deployments. The book aims to illustrate the resilience of the human spirit in extreme adversity and the determination of those that work with communities to recover. All proceeds from the sales of the book will go to disaster relief.

Learn about the inspiration behind Mike’s new Photo Book, “2020 Vision”, and how you can secure your copy in time for Christmas here:


                      CHRISTMAS GIFT' ?

LuminAid foldable, waterproof, and solar-powered lightweight lanterns are ideal for camping, hiking or fishing. This environmentally friendly gadget is perfect for summer evenings at the beach or to keep in a bach for when the electricity breaks down.

From today until December 18th we will give away a LuminAid lantern for donations over $100 made to ShelterBox New Zealand*. Not only can you give them as a wonderful present for your loved ones, you will be also sponsoring a light for a family in need.  #GiveLightGetLight

For more information email us at:




Extreme weather events have displaced a record number of people from their homes this year, putting 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in two decades.

We can’t predict disasters, but we can prepare for them.
Please give and help provide families with shelter and the tools they need to rebuild.

Donate here today:


'Team ShelterBox – Why am I an Ambassador?'
Meet Lydia - one of our volunteer brand ambassadors. In her spare time, Lydia runs awareness events in her local area. She explains, 'ShelterBox are the light for so many families facing fears we can never even imagine. And I want to be a part of that.' 

Feeling inspired? or perhaps YOU would like to volunteer as a ShelterBox Ambassador? 

Read Lydia's full blog here: 



There are still a few places available, please email for more details.


            AND FINALLY... THANK YOU!        
 Kia Ora!                        
After nearly 11 years its time for me to say 'Thank You and Farewell'. ShelterBox has played a large part in the lives of my wife and I and during that time we have seen many changes and growth in this wonderful organisation.

Over the years ShelterBox has progressively grown into a world class disaster relief organisation that is admired and respected across the world, it has been a privilege to have been part of that fantastic journey!

Thank you all for your marvelous help, support and encouragement over the years and Margaret and I wish the whole ShelterBox Team, every success in going forward. 

Ngā mihi 


ShelterBox and Rotary are official Project Partners in international disaster relief. ShelterBox is a registered charity independent of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation