We are project partners with Rotary International, a global community of 1.2 million neighbours, friends and community leaders. Their aim is to create positive, lasting change in communities at home and all over the world.
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.
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.
We can always be confident that your organization will lead the world in the speedy reaction to these disasters, through the efficiency of your logistical and management structure and the dedication of your members. We at Rotary are proud to be involved with such an organization.
Eric Vining, Rotarian
On the Ground
At any given time ShelterBox Response Teams are on the ground, supporting families to recover after disaster and conflict all over the world. Rotary is with us every step of the way.
From raising funds to practical support on the ground during our response to a disaster, Rotary is helping us to reach families in desperate need. See where Rotary support is making a difference right now.
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
Partnership in action
Together, ShelterBox and Rotary are providing hope, security and the means to recover after disasters strike.See, and hear, what this looks like on the ground. This video shows some of our most recent responses where this partnership has made a world of difference.
In Sri Lanka, Rotarians supported us with translation, transportation, local knowledge and connections with local authorities to provide shelter for communities after landslides caused mass devastation. In Peru, Rotary not only helped us identify families in need of support following heavy rainfall and flooding, but aided us in distributing ShelterKits to repair and rebuild homes.
An exciting new development in our partnership is the creation of a new operations base in the Philippines. This in-country office was created by working closely with Rotary groups, and will allow us to get vital emergency shelter to vulnerable families even quicker.
ShelterBox has responded to disasters in the Philippines 25 times and we have worked together with Rotary in every response. Collaborating with Rotary to create ShelterBox Operations Philippines was a natural next step.
Find out more with this film which was premiered at the Rotary International Convention in Toronto, just before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the stage.
ShelterBox Hero Awards
Natural disasters and conflict are inevitable and frequent, and the need is continuous. A ShelterBox Canada Hero is a Rotary Club that has identified the continuing need to prepare for disasters and respond at a moment’s notice.
Clubs are recognized based on their total annual giving throughout the year. There are three ShelterBox Hero levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Learn more about the program and check out the latest list of ShelterBox Hero Award winners