Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. Shelterbox are working to change this.
By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, Shelterbox are transforming despair into hope.
What they do:
A new place to call home: family-sized tent that protects people from the elements and provides a safe space to recover from physical and emotional trauma.
Safe water: when disasters devastate the landscape and force families far from home, it can be hard to access safe, clean water. We distribute the most advanced water purification equipment that save lives by reducing risks of water-borne infectious diseases.
Protection from life-threatening diseases: hurricanes and floods are frequently followed by a proliferation of mosquitoes. We distribute the latest version of mosquito nets to give protection from diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever and zika.
Solar lights: to keep families safe in the dark and allow children to finish their homework when it gets dark. They also help reduce gender based violence that too often happens in a post disaster camp scenario.
Warmth: blankets, groundsheets and mattresses provide vital warmth.
Stongbones - Charitable Trust
Strongbones Children’s Charitable Trust is a national registered charity set up to provide emotional and practical support, increase inclusion by providing disability equipment and educational opportunities including workshops and facilities. We also provide support for parents and carers, access to sports and activities and family interaction days for the benefit of children and young people under the age of twenty-one who have complex needs and also a diagnosis of a serious muscular skeletal condition such as scoliosis, bone cancer, scoliosis or spina bifida.
The charity has now been registered for over 20 years, which gives us years of experience in our field. This experience has allowed us to assist children and their families with guidance on how to make their conditions more manageable and enhance their quality of life to an optimum level.
Our aim is to encourage children and young people with lifelong medical conditions to grow by supporting them and their families and carers by allowing each young person to gain experience as individuals enriching their lives through, inclusion, stimulation, inspiration and education.