Executive Director Stephanie Christensen with local
Rotarians Dindin (past president) and Jane (treasurer)
from the Rotary Club of Biliran Island.
Rotarians in the Philippines supported
ShelterBox’s work following Tropical Storm Urduja


ShelterBox began as a millennium project at the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in 2000. Since then ShelterBox has grown to be an internationally recognized and respected humanitarian leader.

In 2012, ShelterBox became Rotary Internationals official project partner in disaster. By working together with Rotary, we are able to collaborate and combine resources to ensure that we can support more communities in desperate need of shelter.

Together we creative positive, lasting change in communities all over the world. Rotarians and Rotary groups across the world support us in a variety of ways, from raising funds to providing support on the ground during our response to a disaster.

This enables us to cross boundaries and work together to reach even the most remote communities. This personal, community connection helps us to provide just the right support to enable people to lead in their own recovery – to make sure that our work has a lasting impact.

The partnership between Rotary and ShelterBox has provided a place of refuge to people facing some of the most difficult and uncertain moments in their lives.”

– John Hewko, 2011 – present Rotary International General Secretary


ShelterBox is customized to each disaster based on the needs of the community. These are just some of the items ShelterBox provides to families immediately after disaster.

As people of action, you can provide emergency shelter in the form of weather-proof family sized tents, or customizable shelter kits that allow families to repair or build their homes.

Your can also provide urgent household items that help turn emergency shelter, into a home. Items like water filters and mosquito nets are essential after disaster, providing safety from illness and disease, and providing clean drinking water to families. Kitchen sets allow families to cook meals together, and solar lights help families when power grids have gone dark.

Whatever amount you give, whatever item you provide, you are helping families recover from disaster that has taken so much from them. You are giving people the opportunity to self-recover, and rebuild their homes and their livelihoods.

Thank you for ensuring no family is without shelter after disaster.

Please note: donations can also be make on the district conference website/landing page!


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