How does it work?
1. Sign up to a £10 monthly donation to support families struck by disaster and we will send your child an educational activity pack in the post, every six weeks for a year.
2. Each issue focuses on a different country ShelterBox has responded in and is packed full of puzzles, fact files, recipes, papercraft and more!
3. 100% of the proceeds go towards supporting families who have lost their home to disaster.
Want to find out more? See our FAQs below.
- Your first issue comes with a world wall map
- A magazine every six weeks, packed full of activities
- A letter from the Head Explorer
- Each issue comes with stickers
Meet some Explorers!
Who you're supporting
All the proceeds from your donation go towards supporting families like Dharline’s.
Dharline was only three when Typhoon Vongfong took away her home in the Philippines.
Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to respond quickly. We provided her family with shelter and essential items, like a cooking set and solar light, so they could start rebuilding their home and their lives.
Dharline’s mum, Nelicie told us: ‘Home is very important to us, for our own protection and my children’s. Home for me is also an avenue for us to learn to live on our own and to take care of our own children.’
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the questions that we are often asked about ShelterBox Explorers
For a monthly subscription of £10, an activity pack is sent every six weeks for a year via post to the child it has been gifted to. Once the 8 issues have been received, the activity packs will stop and if you wish to continue your direct debit to support ShelterBox that will happen automatically.
A 16-page magazine, with information on a specific country that ShelterBox has responded in. Challenges and puzzles to test the children’s knowledge after reading the magazine, along with paper craft activities and stickers to make sure they are having fun whilst learning! In the first issue you will receive a wall world-map where the stickers can be used.
The magazine is aimed at 7-11-year olds.
This activity pack is designed to be educational but fun. An introduction to different countries and their cultures building empathy with their global communities.
Thank you for already supporting our work, if you would like your child or someone else to receive the Explorers activity pack, please set up a new regular gift through this form.
ShelterBox is a disaster relief charity, working towards a world where no family is left without shelter after disaster. We provide emergency relief aid, including shelter items and essential household items to countries that have been affected by conflict or disaster.
£10 a month is the recommended payment to become a ShelterBox Explorer. This ensures that we can cover the cost and postage of your activity pack, as well as providing essential support to disaster-hit families around the world. If you are able to spare a little more, your support will go even further – providing emergency shelter, tools and equipment that will help rebuild lives.
Yes, it is A4 so it will always fit through the letterbox to make sure your Explorer does not miss an issue!
This is a donation to ShelterBox, so to ensure that it was making a real difference for families who have been hit by disaster, sending an activity pack every six weeks instead of four, means ShelterBox could have a bigger impact and send shelter to more families. This is why after 1 year, you will not receive any more magazines, we hope that you would like to keep your regular gift to continue supporting our work even after the subscription has ended.
You can cancel at any time. If you’d like to stop or amend your monthly gift, either call our supporter care team on 0300 0300 500 or email them on [email protected]
100% of the proceeds go to supporting families who have lost their homes to disaster.
The postage is included in the subscription cost!
We are all ears! Any feedback on the activity pack would be gratefully received. Please email [email protected] to tell us more.
Absolutely and we encourage this as it is a lovely gift idea, the only difference is the activity pack will not have the child’s name on it due to consent and privacy of their data.
If you are the parent or guardian, with your consent we use your child’s name and address so we can send it directly to your child as we know kids love getting post!
ShelterBox Explorers works on six week cycles, depending when you join that cycle will be when you receive issue one. The countdown timer will give you an indication of what part of the cycle you joined, but the wait should never be more than six weeks.
Please email [email protected] call our friendly Supporter Care Team on 0300 0300 500.
Your personal details are secure. After the 8 issues are received, we commit to deleting all children’s data within 3 months. We’ll always protect your privacy and will never sell or swap your data with any third party. To find out more about how we safeguard your data, visit shelterbox.org/privacy
We can try to accommodate bespoke requests please contact, [email protected]
Absolutely, this activity pack would be great got schools or groups, please get in touch with [email protected] to discuss this further.
Gift Aid is a governmental scheme that, assuming you are a taxpayer, means charities may be able to claim an additional 25% of your payment from the government – at no cost to you. To make sure we can claim gift aid on any eligible payment, please tick the gift aid box on the sign-up form. It allows your payment to go further and help more families hit by disaster.
You can choose when in the month your gift is taken – either the 1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd of every month. Due to the processing time to set up a Direct Debit, if your chosen date is within 10 working days, we will start the gift the following month.
You can contact us by emailing [email protected] or by calling our friendly Supporter Care Team on 0300 0300 500.
Currently ShelterBox Explorers is only available in the UK, but feel free to share your interest if your are outside the UK by emailing [email protected]
If you want to donate to ShelterBox without taking part in Explorers, please donate here or contact our Supporter Care team on 0300 0300 500 or email us.