About Us
Rotary has been instrumental in our growth. ShelterBox started as a Rotary club’s adopted project, and is now the largest global Rotary project partner in the 100-year history of the organisation. 
Rotary International's project partnership offers opportunities to collaborate and combine resources. This greatly benefits our aim of providing emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families affected by disasters and humanitarian crises. 
Fundraising efforts of Rotary and individual clubs go a great way to helping ShelterBox's aims. They often assist as a point of contact in regions devastated by disaster, providing logistical support and local information.

Alongside this, Rotarians are among our consignees, ensuring our aid can be delivered into a country, and we can act swiftly and without interruption.
At present, all of our affiliate organisations have been set up by Rotarians or Rotaracters. Find out more about our project partner on the Rotary International website.

'In March this year, Rotary International welcomed ShelterBox as our first Rotary project partner. Many of you know about ShelterBox already, and if you don’t, well, you should!'

- Rotary International (RI) President Kalyan Banerjee at the RI Convention 2012

Testemonials from Rotarians

'We can always be confident that your organisation 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 organisation.' Eric Vining, President, Rotary Club of Sturminster Newton

Our history

ShelterBox was founded in 2000 in the small town of Helston in Cornwall, UK. That same year the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard (part of Rotary Great Britain and Ireland) adopted it as its millennium project.