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ShelterBox New Zealand is an affiliate of ShelterBox International.
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief organisation that provides shelter and lifesaving equipment, to families who have been displaced or made homeless by natural and other disasters.

Responding to over 250 disasters in more than 90 countries, ShelterBox has firmly established itself at the forefront of disaster relief.


The first box deployed in 2000 was sponsored by Rotary, and today it has grown to become the largest Rotary Club Project in the history of the organisation.


We instantly respond to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid. Each box supplies an extended family with a tent and other essential lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.


The cost of a ShelterBox is $1,500, which includes delivery direct to those who need it. Every box bears its own unique number so that as a donor you can track your box all the way to its recipient via our website which can be found here

Highly trained ShelterBox Response Teams or  (SRTs) distribute our boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide.

ShelterBox New Zealand is supported by individuals and organisations, including Rotary Clubs, community groups, schools, faith groups, businesses and foundations.

ShelterBox New Zealand is an affiliate of the ShelterBox Trust and is administered in New Zealand by The ShelterBox New Zealand Charitable Trust.

How to make a Donation

You can make a difference by making a donation. Each ShelterBox costs $1500 - this includes all materials, packing, transport and distribution costs to the recipients worldwide.

To make a donation you can either;

Donate here with GiveALittle.

Download a Donation Form.

You can make a Direct deposit at any Westpac Bank, who will gladly accept your donation.
Please remember to quote our account
number which is:  03 1749 0416598 00