Rotary Shelterbox Project
Every year, thousands of communities lose their homes, their possessions, and their livelihoods. For families in affected areas, each day becomes a battle to survive.
We provide emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.
Since we began in 2000, we have responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need.
We have responded to some of the largest humanitarian crises the modern world has ever known, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Syria crisis, and the biggest storm to ever make landfall – Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Alongside this, we have also helped many thousands of people displaced by disasters that are not featured in the media. Simply put, if there are families in need of emergency shelter, we will do everything we can to help them.
A world in which all people displaced by disasters and humanitarian crises are rapidly provided with emergency shelter and vital aid, which will help rebuild their communities and lives.
To rapidly provide emergency shelter and vital aid to stabilize, protect and support communities overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.
The generosity of Canadian individuals and organizations makes our work possible.
ShelterBox aims to respond to disasters and humanitarian crises rapidly, effectively and efficiently. That means we cannot wait for donations to come in, but have to draw immediately on existing resources. We realize people hear about a disaster in the news and want their donation to go to that particular destination, but by then our aid is already on the way.
This means money raised following one disaster generally ends up being used to fund our future work, which could be in a disaster in a completely different part of the world. We also respond to many major events that never make the headlines, but are just as big of a disaster for those affected.
ShelterBox has no political or religious affiliation. Our priority is to deliver shelter to those in need following a disaster.
Donations to theShelterBox aid fund go towards providing ShelterBoxes, SchoolBoxes, and Shelter kits.
General donations to ShelterBox Canada are directed to the highest priority needs of the organization. These may include:
- Immediate response to disasters
- Ensuring we are prepared to respond to future disasters
- Investment in capacity-building for our organization to maximize future growth and impact
Commitment to our Supporters
The work of ShelterBox would not be possible without the generous support of donors and volunteers across Canada and around the world.
ShelterBox Canada is committed to operating with high standards of accountability to our supporters. The guiding principles of accountability, transparency and professionalism are embraced through the work of our Board and staff.
We are a volunteer-driven organization and strive to operate efficienctly in order to maximize the funds available for our mission, as well as to ensure we are in a strong position for future growth.
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