Purpose & Contacts

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to families around the world who are affected by disasters. ShelterBox responds to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering lifesaving aid to families across the globe at a time when they need it the most.

The ShelterBox solution is to provide a large box, tailored to each type of disaster but typically containing a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water purification and storage equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children's activity pack and other essential items. Sometimes our aid is not packed in boxes but sent in bulk. It is essential that we always support the needs of those who have survived disasters and this can vary enormously based on the type and scale of a disaster. We also do this to maximise donors’ money ensuring that we only send what is really needed and appropriate for the situation and culture.

ShelterBox relies entirely on public donations and could not operate without the generosity of Rotarians and people the world over. A ShelterBox can be sponsored for NZ$1,500 – which takes into account the cost of all materials, packing, storage, transport worldwide and delivery to families in need at a time of disaster by a team of ShelterBox volunteers.

Highly trained ShelterBox Response Team volunteers or SRT’s, distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local government organizations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide. Every ShelterBox bears its own unique number so that as a donor you can track your box all the way to its recipient country, via the ShelterBox website.

To date more than one million people have been provided with shelter, warmth and dignity following more than 200 disasters, in over 95 countries.

Donations can be made on the ShelterBox website:  www.shelterbox.org.nz


ShelterBox Response Team - Auckland

Suzi Clipson
Mob:   021 085 65001
Ross Mackenzie
Mob:   021 2813769
Sally Fletcher
Mob:   027 3050386