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Bloggers For Haiti

 

Thanks for taking the time to visit our justgiving page.  We want to raise enough money to send at least one Shelterbox to Haiti.  Each box costs an average of £490 including all materials, packing, storage and distribution to individual recipients worldwide. Based on six months use only this equates to 27 pence per person per day.

Shelter
At the heart of every ShelterBox is a ten-person tent. It is custom made for ShelterBox by Vango, one of the world’s leading tent manufacturers, and is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy rainfall. Internally, each tent has privacy partitions that allow recipients to divide the space as they see fit.

A smile
Every box contains a children’s pack containing drawing books, crayons and pens. For children who have lostmost, if not all,their possessions, these small gifts are treasured.

Warmth and protection
In addition to the tent, the boxes contain a range of other survival equipment including thermal blankets and insulated ground sheets, essential in areas where temperatures plummet at nightfall. Where malaria is prevalent mosquito nets are supplied, as well a life saving means of water purification. Water supplies often become contaminated after a major disaster, as infrastructure and sanitation systems are destroyed, this presents a secondary but no less dangerous threat to survivors than the initial disaster itself.

Self sufficiency
A basic tool kit containing a hammer, axe, saw, trenching shovel, hoe head, pliers and wire cutters can be found in every box. These items enable people to improve their immediate environment, by chopping firewood or digging a latrine, for example. Then, when it is possible, to start repairing or rebuilding the home they were forced to leave.

Fit for purpose
Every item is durable, practical and brand new. The box itself is lightweight and waterproof and has been used for a variety of purposes in the past - from water and food storage containers to a cot for a newly born baby.

A heart to the home
A key piece in every box is either a wood burning or multi-fuel stove - that can burn anything from diesel to old paint. This provides the heart of the new home where water is boiled, food is cooked and families congregate. In addition, there are pans, utensils, bowls, mugs and water storage containers.

Adaptability
We keep a broad range of equipment in stock so we can adapt the contents of a box to a specific disaster. For example, following the Javanese earthquake in 2006, when some resources were available locally or could be salvaged fromone storey buildings, the overwhelming need was for shelter – so we just sent tents, packing two in each box.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Note from Shelterbox: "Due to the nature of ShelterBox’s disaster relief work, the charity never knows where and when there will next be a need for their lifesaving equipment. To respond to a disaster as quickly possible, they need to have complete flexibility with their funds and equipment and can therefore never accept location or time specific donations. They can however guarantee that the donations they receive will provide shelter, warmth and dignity to people around the world who have been displaced by disaster."

Raising money for

ShelterBox

ShelterBox

Charity Registration No. 1096479

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to families around the world who are affected by natural and manmade disasters. To respond to a disaster as quickly as possible we can never accept location or time specific donations.

Donations 221

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This donation was made through the Mona Lisa Million Project at MisterGoodguy.com - Shelter Box is an indcredibly worthwhile cause!! :-)

Donation by David Fowler | MisterGoodGuy.com on 05/10/10

£63.00

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Great cause, keep up the good work!

Donation by Maggy Woodley on 13/07/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Payment for an item I won in a blog auction hosted by 'Is there a Plan B?'

Donation by Evie George on 05/03/10

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sending a prayer with my donation. God bless all

Donation by Parma Shergill on 02/03/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Great cause

Donation by Dave Ng Fat on 12/02/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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This is the proceeds from my Valentine's Cupcake sale I did at work. Thank you to all my colleagues who bought my cakes.

Donation by Working Mum on the Verge on 12/02/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Well done for setting this up. God bless Haiti.

Donation by Jane on 11/02/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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What a brilliant cause... xxx

Donation by Max and Izzy Campbell on 03/02/10

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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The very, very least we can do. Tku for the opportunity.

Donation by Caitp on 03/02/10

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Good cause and the right type of aid. Happy to support

Donation by Andy Ellis on 02/02/10

£150.00

+ £42.31 Gift Aid

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Donation by Zoe Lynch on 02/02/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Donation by Catherine Patten on 29/01/10

£10.00

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Donation by A ALI on 25/01/10

£12.00

+ £3.38 Gift Aid

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such a fantastic charity that is always there to help in times of need

Donation by Margaret Ross-Munro on 25/01/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 25/01/10

£40.00

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Great charity, always there when needed.

Donation by Barry Chugg on 25/01/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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I hope this helps, during this terrible tragedy in Haiti.

Donation by Narinder Bilkhu on 23/01/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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I hope this goes some way towards helping those who are experiencing incredible hardship in this awful disaster.

Donation by Nicholas Oliver on 23/01/10

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Wonderful charity

Donation by Nicola Davies on 22/01/10

£25.00

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The box looks great - I hope this helps towards distributing it all. Jude

Donation by Judith Adams Dale on 22/01/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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I really hope this helps. x

Donation by Charlotte Poe on 22/01/10

£5.00

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I am glad to have been able to take part, how ever little the donation. Great initiative!

Donation by Zoe McCarthy on 22/01/10

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Amazing amount raised so far - well done to everyone who has blogged, donated and supported this cause!

Donation by Victoria Dixon on 21/01/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Brilliant idea! I hope it goes some way to relieve the terrible suffering in Haiti.

Donation by Rebecca Byrne on 21/01/10

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So glad to be able to help so easily, thank you for doing this xx

Donation by Fiona McCallion on 21/01/10

£30.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,419.50
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£4,419.50
  • Gift Aid£855.04

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