SHELTERBOX IS A CHARITY PROVIDING DISASTER RELIEF TO FAMILIES MADE HOMELESS BY NATURAL DISASTERS AND CONFLICT
We won a competitive tender to transform a space within their Truro headquarters into a visitor centre, a space which can be used to raise their profile and encourage people to engage with them, either as members of the public or in organised groups. There are a number of ways in which it’s possible for people to get involved and help ShelterBox - from a simple financial contribution to carrying out sponsored activity, through to becoming a volunteer, even taking part in deployments. The visitor centre takes visitors on a journey [following the box...] from the ‘decision to deploy’, through packing a box, to a variety of shelter types, then to an impact zone exploring the long term and future impact of the charities activities.
All the way through the experience visitors are connected with the ShelterBox family of staff, volunteers, partners and beneficiaries. It consistently reinforces the point that whilst ShelterBox appears to be doing one focussed task, the massively complex logistics behind it mean that there’s a role for anyone with the time to give.