This Christmas, families around the world will find themselves homeless and in desperate need of help. Whether they have lost their homes to a natural disaster, like the victims of the Super Typhoon in the Philippines or have been forced to leave their homes because of conflict, like the millions fleeing the violence in Syria, their needs are quite simple: Shelter, Warmth & Dignity.
If you are stuck for gift ideas or are tired of exchanging presents destined for land-fill, why not break the mold and give a gift that keeps on giving. You might like to club together as a family or at your workplace and sponsor a ShelterBox.
For a gift of $1,000 you will be providing an extended family with a family sized relief tent, blankets and ground sheets, water purification and storage equipment, a stove and cooking equipment, a tool kit, solar lights, a children’s activity pack and, where appropriate, mosquito nets or thermal hats/gloves/scarves. Life-changing, life-sustaining equipment.
In return you will receive a custom designed Christmas card to give in lieu of this very special present.
You can specify if you want your box to go to the Philippines Appeal; to our Syrian Refugee Appeal or into our Relief Fund (recommended) to enable us to react immediately when disaster strikes. Simply donate in the normal way and notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org that this is a Christmas gift and we will get your card out to you.
Next year we plan to have a range of cards and equivalent gifts to suit all budgets.
Thank you for your support and have very Merry Christmas
(Please note, no box number will be issued for the Philippines of Syria appeals, your box or equivalent aid will be sent to those destinations. In the unlikely event that these appeals exceed the need, excess donations will be transferred to ShelterBox Trust Unrestricted Funds. It is therefore recommend that you specify donations to our Relief Fund to ensure you get a box number and help us respond to future disasters)