Shelterbox

Declutter and donate all at the same time!

Research by ShelterBox has revealed us to be nation of hoarders, with the average Brit owning a whopping £877 worth of unwanted items left lying around the house and people from the South West being exposed as the UK’s biggest hoarders. The Big Box & Buy campaign, launched during ShelterBox’s annual Big Green Box Week in June, invites people to turn a box of unwanted stuff into a box of stuff that someone else desperately needs by selling unwanted possessions through eBay. Through eBay for Charity, as a seller you can donate a percentage (10-100%) of your sales to ShelterBox. Or, you can buy items which have a percentage of their total sale price going to support the charity’s work. Click here  for more information. Alumni and existing pupils have been and continue to be supporters of this much-needed charity, through various events and projects. You may well have seen the contents of one of its boxes on display during Speech Day last year. ShelterBox relies entirely on public donations and could not operate without the generosity of people the world over. Each big, green ShelterBox is tailored to every disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water purification and storage equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Since its inception in 2000, ShelterBox has firmly established itself at the forefront of international disaster relief, providing emergency shelter for the people who need it most on every continent. You can find out more about ShelterBox at www.shelterboxshop.org.uk.