Rotary is widely recognised as a major contributor of money and resource to relieve disaster-struck regions as well as to improve the lives of disadvantaged people world-wide
We have been involved with two major Rotary-inspired campaigns: ShelterBox and the Rotary Shoebox Scheme.
The project partnership between Rotary and ShelterBox offers opportunities to collaborate in providing emergency shelter and vital supplies to stabilize, protect, and support communities affected by disasters and humanitarian crises.
ShelterBox is an international relief charity that provides immediate assistance to people affected by disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, flooding, hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis, or conflict. With 18 international affiliates, ShelterBox provides shelter, lifesaving equipment, and educational materials to hard-hit communities worldwide. Since its founding in 2000, ShelterBox has responded to more than 200 natural disasters and humanitarian crises in almost 90 countries, providing vital aid for well over 1 million people.
Rotary Shoebox Scheme
The gift of a shoebox that contains toys, toiletries, educational items of household goods is a drop of happiness for the people of Eastern Europe who live in a world of poverty. For many it will be the first present that they have ever received, and it lets them know that someone somewhere cares. The Rotary scheme caters for schools, colleges, companies, individuals and of course Rotary clubs.
If you would like to take part in either of these activities we would love to hear from you.