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"In March this year, Rotary International welcomed ShelterBox as our first Rotary project partner. Many of you know about ShelterBox already, and if you don’t, well, you should!"

- Rotary International (RI) President Kalyan Banerjee at the RI Convention 2012
The global support from the Rotary network is the cornerstone that ShelterBox is built on.
 
Rotary has been instrumental in our growth and Rotarians are the cement that binds us together. Since we were founded, we grew from one club’s adopted project to the largest global Rotary club project in the 100-year history of the organization.
 
In 2012, we became Rotary International's first project partner. This agreement enables both of us to collaborate more closely to bring relief and temporary shelter to survivors of disasters worldwide. The project partnership will build on both our strengths in responding to disasters all over the world.
 
The fundraising efforts by Rotarians make up a significant proportion of donations received by ShelterBox. Alongside this, Rotary Clubs provide invaluable logistical support to our field operations.

Rotarians will often be the people who ensure our aid can be delivered into a country by acting as consignees. These essential acts mean we can deliver aid to people in need as quickly as possible.

More often than not, it will be Rotarians who are the first point of contact for the SRT members when they arrive in a country that has been devastated by a disaster. They provide everything from logistical support, translators, local knowledge, to a bed to sleep in.
 
The global Rotary network has been key in our international growth. At present, all of our affiliates have been set up by Rotarians or Rotaracters and the growth has been phenomenal.
 
Rotarians around the world engage with ShelterBox on an unprecedented scale. The benefits to our efforts and, in turn, to Rotary, are enormous. We receive incredible support from Rotary and, equally, we are acting as a catalyst in encouraging more people the world over to become involved with their local Rotary Club.
 
To find out more about our project partner Rotary International please visit their website.

Request a ShelterBox Presentation for your Club

ShelterBox USA is fortunate to have many volunteers across the USA who visit Rotary clubs and other civic meetings to give presentations about ShelterBox.  Request a speaker today by emailing emailing amonroe@shelterboxusa.org.



ShelterBox USA is fortunate to have many volunteers across the USA who visit Rotary clubs and other civic meetings to give presentations about ShelterBox.  Request a speaker today by clicking here.

Need a speaker to fill in for a cancellation at your club?
Request a Skype presentation!  It's easy, all you need is an internet connection, a computer, projector and speakers and we can have a trained ShelterBox speaker attend your meeting virtually and give a great presentation!  Click here to request a Skype presentation.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer speaker, click here.




TESTIMONIALS FROM ROTARIANS


'We can always be confident that your organisation will lead the world in the speedy reaction to these disasters through the efficiency of your logistical and management structure and the dedication of your members.

'We at Rotary are proud to be involved with such an organisation.' Eric Vining, President, Rotary Club of Sturminster Newton

The ShelterBox Youth Exchange Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for young people to immerse themselves in another culture, make lifelong friends and develop a deeper understanding of our world and global community. 

We also have a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Challenge that is modular and can be anywhere from 1 hour to 4 or more hours and immerses RYLArians into a disaster scenario and puts them in the shoes of a ShelterBox Response Team.  Learn more here.