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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 cut through red tape to reach even the most remote communities.

This partnership has helped us to become who we are today. Our global network of ShelterBox affiliates, which provides all round assistance, evolved from Rotary relationships.

On the ground


At any given time, 365 days a year, 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.

See where Rotary support, from fundraising to practical aid in the face of crisis, is making a difference right now.

Read our operational update

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.

Year in review


With the support of amazing Rotary Clubs, we were able to provide shelter for 29,300 families in 2016.

Through our dedicated ShelterBox Response Teams and our partners, we delivered a variety of essential shelter and aid items, including 9,110 ShelterKits and 4,045 ShelterBox tents, to 16 natural disasters and conflicts.

Ongoing Rotary support has meant that in the first half of 2017, ShelterBox has been able to respond to several extreme cases of weather and increased displacement caused by conflict.

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