ShelterBox’s vision is of a world where every person made homeless by disaster has access to the shelter and basic equipment they need to survive and live in dignity and safety.
We know that loved ones come first when making a Will, but once you have included the people you care about, you may want to remember the causes you care about.
How your gift could help
Gifts in Wills are a lasting way to support our work and can ensure we are ready to help families who need us, whenever and wherever disaster strikes.
This includes pre-positioning aid in strategic locations across the world, training ShelterBox Response Team volunteers and preparing enough stock for catastrophes, whatever the scale.
Every gift that ShelterBox receives, large or small, will help us provide shelter, warmth and dignity to families for years to come.
Making a difference
If leaving a gift to ShelterBox is right for you, there are several ways you can include us:
- A pecuniary gift is a specified amount of money (for example, £3,000)
- A residuary gift is a share of an estate once any pecuniary gifts, expenses or debts have been paid (for example, 1/8)
'We were sleeping on just a blanket with wood underneath – it was very cold. Now we have the ShelterBox tent which is beautiful and keeps us warm. It will help us rebuild our lives.- Lazaro Tambraico Huacho, whose family lost their home following landslides in Peru
Small changes can be made by adding a codicil. You can download an example to the right that may be appropriate depending on your circumstances. You can also download suggested wording to use if you are creating a new Will or making large changes to an existing one.
If you do not have a Will or need to make large changes, we recommend consulting a solicitor. You can find a list of probate solicitors in your area by visiting the Law Society’s website. Leaving a gift to a charity can also help reduce or avoid inheritance tax (you can access more information on inheritance tax to the right).