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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.


Toronto Rotary convention

The annual international Rotary convention takes place in Toronto from 23 to 27 June, bringing together 24,000 Rotary members from over 175 countries. 

ShelterBox is proud to be attending the convention. We'll be sharing details of recent responses and personal stories of Rotarians who have helped, as well as offering a workshop on situational leadership in high-stake environments.

House of Friendship Booth 523/525
Meet the team, and hear about our recent responses and developments

Rotaract Workshop: High Stakes Leadership
Friday 22 June, 15.30-16.20 Rotaract Pre-Convention

Breakout session: ShelterBox and Rotary: The Impact of Our Partnership
Monday 25 June, 13.00-14.00, Room 713



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.


In 2017 with the support of Rotary Clubs from around the world, we provided shelter for 32,000 families whose lives were devastated by disaster.

We were able to respond to world events 24 times, sending a variety of essential shelter and aid items to 21 different countries.

16 of the countries we operated in were affected by natural disasters, in most of which Rotary clubs provided invaluable in-country assistance.

Each year, Rotary helps us to go further, support more people and access areas that would otherwise be impossible to reach.

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