ShelterBox is a Global Rotary Club Project
On April 15, 2000, there was one man, one box, and one dream to make a difference. On this day, a Rotarian by the name of Tom Henderson presented the idea of ShelterBox to a Rotary conference in Wales. The rest, as they say, is histroty…
ShelterBox is made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. No ifs. No buts. We are project partners with Rotary International, a global community of 1.2 million neighbours, friends and community leaders.
When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why we provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives. 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.
We work hard to understand the impact of each emergency and the need this creates within individual communities. Rotarians and Rotary groups across the world support us in different ways, from raising funds to providing support on the ground during our response to a disaster. This enables us to cross boundaries and cut through red tape to reach even the most remote communities.
This partnership has helped us to become who we are today. How will you continue to make a difference? Click here for inspiring fundraising ideas or if you have an amazing fundraising story to tell let us know! Just drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelterbox in District 1070
Keepers of Demonstration Boxes
If your club requires a ShelterBox for promotion and/or demonstration please contact the District 1070 International Service Team to reach a representative in your area. These trained representatives will attend your event and demonstrate the full capability contained within the ShelterBox.