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Find out more about ShelterBox's remarkable story

Starting as the brainchild of one Rotarian with the support of his Rotary club in year 2000 – ShelterBox has grown to become the largest Rotary Club project in the 100 year history of the organisation.

Rotarian support currently contributes an estimated 50% of ShelterBox donations. Around 5,000 rotary clubs worldwide have supported ShelterBox since it was launched.

Recognising this worldwide support from the Rotary community, ShelterBox was designated as a Global Rotary Club Project in 2009. Logos with this designation will now appear on all ShelterBoxes, tents, blankets and ancillary materials.
Rotary supporting ShelterBox. In 2012 ShelterBox signed an historic agreement with Rotary International and became a Project Partner.

Rotarians underpin many of the essential activities of ShelterBox including:
ShelterBox supporting Rotary

The Rotary International Strategic Plan encourages all Rotarians to:

ShelterBox is ideally placed to support the above with regular events, news, stories and imagery of Rotary and Rotarians engaged in 'Service above Self'. Many Rotary clubs have reported that club support activities for ShelterBox have been very successful in attracting strong interest in Rotary and increased membership.


Without the support of Rotarians much of what ShelterBox does would not be possible.

On behalf Of ShelterBox recipients affected by disasters around the world, we extend our thanks to the global Rotary community including our supporters in Rotary, Rotaract, Round Table, Interact and Inner Wheel.