By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff We invite you to join Rotary’s service partner, Habitat for Humanity International, for a discussion on Friday, 22 January: +You: Building the Beloved Community. The event will be streamed live on YouTube from 12-1 p.m. EST. Having recently marked the 35th anniversary of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Habitat will reflect … More Habitat for Humanity +You event: Building the Beloved Community
By Ulrich Guntram, Rotary member of Bonn-Süd-Bad Godesberg Club, District 1810 and Clara Bräuer, Project Manager at Ashoka Deutschland gGmbH As Rotarians and Rotaractors, we can move mountains if we just connect with the right partners. While there may be challenges, the rewards can be monumental. Strong partnerships, whether with other clubs in your country … More Moving Mountains with Rotary and Ashoka
By Alex Youlten, Rotary Partnership Manager at ShelterBox “Unprecedented” must be one of the most used words in 2020 – mainly connected to the global impact of the coronavirus but also true of the number of extreme weather events around the world. For ShelterBox, Rotary’s partner in disaster response, the end of the calendar year … More Disasters haven’t stopped for coronavirus. Neither have Rotary and ShelterBox.
By Rotary Service and Engagement For 40 years, Ashoka has found exceptional Changemakers from around the world and guided them to grow unexpected ideas into transformative social progress. Ashoka’s network enables over 4,000 social entrepreneurs to learn from one other while creating faster, more impactful large-scale change. Venture and Fellowship, the core of Ashoka’s work, identifies leading social entrepreneurs with transformative ideas … More Connect with social innovators through Ashoka
By Rotary Service and Engagement and Habitat for Humanity Staff More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea of everyone’s basic human right to adequate shelter by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. The special designation also serves as … More Providing access to affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity
By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff In 2000, the idea for ShelterBox was conceived by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The club was an established group of around 40 people, who had been involved in a variety of charitable activities, both at home and abroad. The idea was sparked by watching the news … More Celebrating 20 years of ShelterBox
By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff To curb the spread of COVID-19, governments around the world have imposed restrictions to keep people washing their hands, limiting social contact, and remaining in their homes. But what if you don’t have a home, access to clean water, or a local support network to begin with? That’s the situation … More Families in disaster zones face crisis within a crisis
By Tim Schilds, member of the Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise, Canada Of all the adventures my wife Sally and I have been lucky enough to experience in our 31-year Rotary career, I think our time in Sri Lanka building homes with local families and a team from Canada has to rank as the … More Building homes with Habitat for Humanity
This is the third in a series of blog posts highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month throughout August. By Rotary Service and Engagement Working with partners can strengthen club and district service projects by ensuring sustainability, providing access to subject-matter experts, and strengthening local networks. Partnering with local, … More Collaborate with Rotary’s partners on service project
By Carla Sateriale, member of the Rotaract Clubs of Hampstead, Hendon and Golders Green in England and 2018-19 Communications Officer for Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland ShelterBox delivers boxes of aid in disaster zones, right? That’s what I used to think. Since I got involved in Rotaract in 2014, I’ve heard various people … More What is ShelterBox all about?