The Rotary 'Box' Schemes

The Rotary Box Schemes are an important contribution to practical aid in countries suffering from poverty and disasters.

The Box Schemes are a shining example of how Rotarians have used their ingenuity and knowledge of community needs 'on the ground' and are particularly popular with schools and young people as they raise awareness of life in other parts of the world as well as offering other educational opportunities.

Aquabox, Lifebox and Shelterbox are geared chiefly to disasters such as earthquakes, fire, flood and conflict.

2460 Aquaboxes, equating to £240,000 of aid, were dispatched to those in need in Haiti. Download the report on what has been achieved here

Most recently Aquabox have sent consignments to orphans in Nepal, flood victims in Pakistan and drought victims in the Horn of Africa. For updates on what has been achieved see latest news

Students of Wycombe Royal Grammar School with their 
shoebox collectionShoeboxes are shipped all the year round, though there are natural peaks around Easter, Harvest and Christmas.  The Shoebox scheme is particularly popular with children, and offers opportunities for citizenship projects within schools and the uniformed groups such as Scouts, Brownies, etc. You can read more about the scheme at

The Rotary 'Box' Schemes pages:

Aquabox and Aquafilters

more Practical presentations on the new improved Aquabox service available for your club NOW!

Related pages...

The Maidenhead Henderson Project

more An International project being set up by Maidenhead Rotary Club with a Foundation Global Grant that needs more funds

Generators going to Hospitals in Ukraine

Generators for Ukraine

more We are delivering large Generators to Hospitals in Ukraine. Please donate here.

Help for Afghan Refugees in our District

more Every Club is encouraged to make contact with their local Council and register to help Afghan refugees who may be housed in their locality.Let me know how Clubs are actually helping so I can share good initiatives for replicating elsewhere.

ShelterBox Disaster Response

more Clubs throughout District 1090 are keen supporters of Shelterbox and respond in times of need in addition to contributing to this award-winning charity on a regular basis.

Marlow and Monrovia Unite to fight Ebola

Ebola Treatment and Prevention

more When the deadly Ebola virus was killing thousands of people in West Africa, Brian Jonson and Marlow Rotary club sprung into action partnering with RC Monrovia in Liberia. Lives were saved and the partnership endures to address the aftermath of the crisis.

animal husbandry education


more Microcredits and animal husbandry education

Creating Better Futures

Creating Better Futures

more Partner organisation for District 1090

Twinning Schemes

more Information on the opportunities for fellowship with Rotarians around the globe.

Preparing the Dam

Sand Dams

more Creating clean water storage in dry lands, using local resources and creating sustainable futures

Vocational Training Team

more This is the District Executive meeting

Goodwill and Growth for Africa

more Working, funding and forging relationships with organisations which aim to alleviate the effects of poverty, disease (HIV/AIDS) and violence on African children and the greater communities that they live in.

Rotary Doctor Bank

more Rotary Doctor Bank is a charity run by Rotarians in South Wales and maintains a register of doctors and nurses who carry out voluntary work abroad.

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International Service

back Our partnerships with communities and organisations overseas, providing safe water, promoting maternal and child health, responding to natural disasters and supporting those in conflict zones