ShelterBox Australia

What is Shelterbox?


A ShelterBox consists of:

  • 10 Sleeping bags
  • A rugged 10 person tunnel tent
  • Tools and Equipment

It provides:

  • dry shelter
  • a warm bed
  • light and heat
  • clean water
  • cooking aids
  • tools
  • FOR 10 PEOPLE!? in a box.

How they got started?
Once upon a time, Tom Henderson attended a regular Helston-Lizard Rotary Club meeting. What he said next was to change everything.

‘Hey guys, I’ve had an idea, which could bring shelter and beds to people who have become homeless in disasters around the world… and all in a single box’. ‘Yeah, that sounds a good idea’ we said, ‘why don’t you look into it’?
Well, Tom doesn’t need to be told twice.? As an ex naval officer and spending his time generally doing dangerous stuff above and below the sea all over the globe, he went and found all that was needed… tents, sleeping bags, boxes, equipment – the best quality, (with some arm twisting) at the lowest cost.

He put SHELTERBOX together, it’s administered by the Helston-Lizard Club and sent worldwide through Rotary. So it’s all his fault!!!


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