ShelterBox and Rotary: Partners in Action


ShelterBox is proud to be Rotary International’s Project Partner in disaster relief, further strengthening a global circle of friendship.

The partnership enables Rotarians to take action by connecting their own communities directly with disaster-affected communities around the world.

The Action Toolkit provides Rotarians with exclusive resources, information and tools, to support the partnership between Rotary and ShelterBox, and enable us to amplify each others impact.

The Action Toolkit


ShelterBox Overview


ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity hand-delivering essential aid to families devastated by disaster.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Overview

Partnership Overview


ShelterBox and Rotary International have been Project Partners in disaster relief since 2012.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Partnership Overview

Partnership Brochure


When ShelterBox and Rotary work together, the combination of our expertise means that families are given the best tools and support they need to enable recovery.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Patnership Brochure

Partnership FAQ's


Discover the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the ShelterBox and Rotary partnership.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Patnership FAQs

Club Champion Overview


Rotary Club Champions are people who share our passion for ensuring no family is without shelter and share that message within their own Rotary Club.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Club Champion Overview

ShelterBox/Rotary Facebook Group


The ShelterBox and Rotary Facebook Group allows us to come together to share ideas and resources.

ShelterBox NZ and Rotary Facebook Group

The Latest Updates


Operations Update


See where we’re currently providing emergency shelter and essential aid in the aftermath of disaster and conflict.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Operations Update

Our Latest Monthly Club Update


Read our March 2021 update for Rotarians and Rotary Clubs, looking into how clean water saves lives, in honour of Rotary International’s Water and Sanitation Month.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit March 2021 Rotary Update

View Previous Monthly Club Updates


Look over past editions of the monthly updates emailed to Rotarians and Rotary Clubs.

ShelterBox NZ Past Monthly Rotary Updates

Learn More About ShelterBox Aid


ShelterBoxes


Filled with essential aid items, our ShelterBoxes have the power to transform lives – helping families rebuild their lives, and find hope for a brighter future.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit ShelteBoxes

ShelterKits


Every year, thousands of families see their homes destroyed in a matter of minutes. Our ShelterKits enable families to immediately make repairs and begin their journey to recovery.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit ShelterKits

Tents


After disaster, families need somewhere safe to sleep and stay protected from the elements. That’s why we include tents in our aid packages.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Tents

Solar Lights


When a disaster hits, families are often left without access to electricity. That’s why we include solar lights in our aid packages.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Solar Lights

Water Filters


After a disaster, it can be hard to access safe drinking water. That’s why we include water filters in our aid packages.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Water Filters

Mosquito Nets


When disasters strike, they often leave families vulnerable to deadly diseases like malaria. That’s why we include mosquito nets in our aid packages.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Mosquito Nets

Rotary and ShelterBox in Action


The Philippines


Join us as we look back on the vital role Rotary has played in helping us bring about lasting change in communities in the Philippines.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Philippines

Sri Lanka


In 2016, ShelterBox and Rotary worked together in partnership to provide 126 ShelterBoxes to families whose lives were devastated by landslides and mudslides.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Sri Lanka

Nepal


After several massive earthquakes struck Nepal in 2015, Rotaractor Ashish bought lasting change to local communities.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Nepal

Stories from the Field


Ahmed (Syria)


35-year-old Ahmed and his 7 children have been displaced due to extreme conflict in Syria. In 2018, we provided them with a ShelterBox tent and other essential aid items.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Ahmed

Bihi (Somaliland)


77-year-old Bihi is from Somaliland – where extreme drought has led to significant internal displacement. In 2018, we provided Bihi with essential aid items, so he could begin rebuilding his life.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Bihi

Blandina (Dominica)


In 2018, Blandina endured Hurricane Maria for 8 hours in her uncle’s home. When she returned to her own house, everything was gone. We provided Blandina with a ShelterBox, so she could begin her journey to recovery.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Blandina

Popeye (Peru)


After a massive mudslide, 75-year-old Popeye lost his home in Peru. We provided Popeye with a ShelterKit, enabling him to rebuild his home and begin his journey to recovery.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Popeye

Fatnizar (Indonesia)


In 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia – destroying Fatnizar’s home. Just a few weeks after we provided Fatnizar with emergency shelter and essential aid, we found her sewing under the awning of her tent – highlighting how shelter is so much more than a home.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Fatnizar

Further Reading


Timeline of Responses


Take a look back over some of the most historic responses in our 20-year history, as we reflect on what started as a simple idea by a small team of Rotarians in Helston-Lizard.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Timeline of Responses

Timeline of Responses


Join us as we consider some of the most notable ShelterBox responses.

ShelterBox NZ Action Toolkit Notable Responses

Clean Water


At ShelterBox, we believe that water, like shelter, is a human right. But, we know that when disasters devastate communities, finding safe drinking water can become a daily struggle.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Clean Water

Building Peace


Every minute, more families lose everything in the chaos of conflict. Our work keeps families and communities together, to mitigate the consequences and escalation of violence.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Building Peace

The Climate Crisis


Every time we work with families who have lost everything due to drought, hurricanes, flooding or tropical storms, we see how the climate crisis is just as much a humanitarian crisis.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Climate Crisis

Education


When conflict and disasters destroy communities, they don’t just leave families without a place to call home, they also separate people from the things that make a life. For children, they are often torn far from their schools.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit Education

International Women's Day


Women are disproportionately affected by disaster. But they also play a pivotal role in disaster recovery. Join us as we share the stories of some of the powerful women we get to work with everyday.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary Action Toolkit International Women's Day

ShelterBox and Rotary in Action: Gallery