Rotary and ShelterBox: Partners in Disaster Relief

Rotary International and ShelterBox are project partners in disaster relief. By working together, we are able to collaborate and combine resources to ensure that we can support more communities in desperate need of shelter after disaster.

At any given time, 365 days a year, ShelterBox response teams are on the ground, supporting people all around the world to help them recover after disaster and conflict. Rotary is with us every step of the way.

We send out occasional email updates to Rotarians and Rotary Clubs nationwide, giving you an insider’s view of where we’re working, sharing stories of those who we’re helping, answering frequently asked questions, and highlighting how Rotary Clubs in New Zealand are working to support ShelterBox.

If you’d like to subscribe to our updates, please fill out the form below the 2022 Rotary-ShelterBox Partnership Report. You can unsubscribe at any time.

2022 Rotary-ShelterBox Partnership Impact Report

In 2022, ShelterBox provided emergency shelter and life-saving support to over 400,000 people in Ukraine, Pakistan, Syria, the Philippines, and countries across Africa. This was thanks in large part to funding provided by the Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in Aotearoa New Zealand. Click on the image below to read the report.

To learn how your club can support ShelterBox, please visit our Rotary Action Toolkit.

We took 2022 off due to COVID. But you can scroll down to read some of our earlier updates.

December Update

In this festive update, we reflect on 2021, and explain our planned response in the Philippines.

ShelterBox NZ Rotary December Update

September Update

In this update, we look into our current response efforts in Haiti.

August 2021

In this update, we explore our current response efforts, and share details about our annual Shine fundraiser.

April 2021

In this monthly update, we explore the Syrian conflict – which has been described as the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.

ShelterBox NZ April Rotary Update

March 2021

In this monthly update, in honour of Rotary International’s Water and Sanitation Month, we look into how clean water saves lives.

ShelterBox NZ March Rotary Update

December 2020

As we draw to the end of an unprecedented year, we reflect on the incredible support of Rotarians and Rotary Clubs nationwide, which has enabled us to transform hundreds of lives globally.

ShelterBox NZ December 2020 Rotary Update

September 2020

This month, we provide an update on our latest distributions in Vanuatu, look into how we’re adapting to Covid-19, and share a little more about the Rotary and ShelterBox partnership.

ShelterBox NZ September Rotary Updates