The interrelationship between ShelterBox’s work and the right to education

By Emma Howell, ShelterBox staff  Over the past 21 years, ShelterBox and Rotary International have worked together to support families with emergency shelter following disaster or conflict.   Disaster, conflict and lack of adequate housing significantly reduces a child’s access to education. Nearly 40 million children a year have their education interrupted by disasters, such as earthquakes and disease.1 And the number of child refugees fleeing conflict and extremism, violence or disaster has risen to over 13 … More The interrelationship between ShelterBox’s work and the right to education

Happy holidays from Rotary International

By: Rotary Service an Engagement Staff It is hard to believe that we are in the last month of 2020. We look back to a year that required more of our togetherness, resilience and adaptation to non-conventional ways of staying connected. We are extremely proud of our global Rotary family for quickly pivoting to adapt … More Happy holidays from Rotary International

Celebrating 20 years of ShelterBox

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

Everything I learned about weathering COVID-19, I learned from responding to disaster with ShelterBox

By Yi Shun Lai, ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer First: Stay in place. The families we meet on deployment for ShelterBox are in deep need: Many of their homes have blown away; their villages are in disarray, and the supply chains for necessities like food and water are still down. But they are still alive after hurricanes because … More Everything I learned about weathering COVID-19, I learned from responding to disaster with ShelterBox

Collaborate with Rotary’s partners on service project

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

What is ShelterBox all about?

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?

Rotary’s Partners in Peace

As we approach International Day of Peace on 21 September, we also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. International Peace Day is an opportunity to recognize and advance strengthening the ideals of peace, inclusivity, and justice. The vast Rotary network offers many resources for peacebuilding, intercultural understanding, the advancement of … More Rotary’s Partners in Peace

Engaging with Rotary to enhance your membership experience

By Rotary Service and Engagement Throughout the month of August, Rotary Membership and New Club Development month, we’re celebrating our clubs, members, and all the good they do in their communities and around the world. While we join Rotary for many varied reasons, we remain because of the value it adds to our lives. Through the … More Engaging with Rotary to enhance your membership experience

Rotary Service at the Toronto Convention

Thousands of Rotary members gathered in Toronto this week for the 2018 Rotary International Convention to share ideas, find inspiration, and reconnect with old and new friends. In the House of Friendship, members had the opportunity to network with fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors, Rotary’s partners, service projects, Rotary Project Fairs and learn from the expertise of Rotarian Action … More Rotary Service at the Toronto Convention

ShelterBox and Rotarians serve devastated communities around the world

By Alex Youlten, Rotary Partnership Manager for ShelterBox, and Ellina Kushnir, Supervisor of Service and Engagement for Rotary International As the 2017 Rotary year came to a close last month, Rotary and ShelterBox reflected on our most recent collaborations to save lives and help families and communities devastated by conflict and natural disasters. Over the … More ShelterBox and Rotarians serve devastated communities around the world