ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide
This seems like a pretty incredible idea and a very well executed charity. The basic idea is that a very well designed box is filled with everything needed for basic self-sustaining survival and is then distributed to families and groups in crisis situations.
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Note that each box costs £490 in materials, packing, storage, transport and distribution to individual recipients worldwide.