Host a dinner to help families
I’M writing to encourage your readers to get involved with Shine for ShelterBox, a winter fundraiser focussed on hosting a cosy candlelit dinner with friends and family to help other families around the world who have lost everything in natural disasters or conflict.
ShelterBox is a disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter and vital aid to families affected by disaster worldwide. It is currently working to help families in the Philippines after super typhoon Mangkhut recently devastated thousands of homes, as well as in Syria, Kenya, India and Somaliland.
In 2013, I trained to be a volunteer in the ShelterBox Response Team, and since then I have helped families on the Syrian Border in Turkey, in the Philippines, Malawi, Fiji and Haiti. I’ve seen how ShelterBox helps families recover after disaster, offering emergency shelter when they need it most, providing privacy, warmth, and security when everything else has been lost.
Helping more families around the world starts with a Shine party! By hosting a Shine for ShelterBox dinner, you can shine the way forward for families in their darkest hour. Request a pack at ShelterBox.org, and receive great tips on hosting a cosy, candlelit dinner, including invitations, a collection box, and paper lanterns.
I am passionate about supporting ShelterBox and together we can make a huge difference to others around the world. Let’s come together and shine! And don’t forget to eat and Tweet! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter #ShineforShelterBox.
Visit www.shelterbox.org/shine to find out more.
Rebecca Swist Volunteer ShelterBox Response Team