Posted on Jun 22, 2018
Visit the ShelterBox Stand 523-525

Visit the ShelterBox Stand 523-525
We hope you'll join us at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto, 23-27 June. Visit us in the 'House of Friendship' and learn about the work of ShelterBox and our partnership with Rotary. Bring a friend to make it even more memorable! 

Get the most out of your convention experience by attending our ShelterBox session, where you'll hear outstanding speakers talking about their experiences whilst on deployment. 
Thank you for helping us ensure no family goes without shelter.

See you in Toronto!

Guatemala has been left reeling by the most violent volcanic eruption since 1974.   
The Fuego volcano has spewed lava, ash, rocks and deadly hot gas onto hillside villages, killing over 100 people. More than 3,000 people have been forced to flee their homes, whilst the entire community of El Rodeo is said to be buried.

A ShelterBox response has now arrived in the country and is working with our contacts and Rotary partners to understand how best we can help.  More to follow...

Read more here >




Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai - (By many, the work will be completed)
Every ShelterBox volunteer is instrumental in providing shelter to families after disaster, wherever they are in the world. By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we’re transforming despair into hope.  We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter.  Are you?


‘Our work would be not be possible without the dedication and support from our wonderful volunteers across the country. Their commitment to our mission helps us to ensure that no family, anywhere around the world, is without shelter  -  thank you to everyone for your incredible passion!   

Visit our website here to find out more about Volunteering >



For those of you attending the Rotary International Convention in Toronto, there will be many opportunities to meet the ShelterBox Team and hear from our Response Team Volunteers about their experiences!

House of Friendship Booth 523/525
An opportunity to meet the team, hear about our recent responses and developments, and check out our aid equipment.

Breakout session: ShelterBox and Rotary: The Impact of Our Partnership
Monday, June 25, 1:00-2:00 pm, Room 713:
Have you ever wondered how ShelterBox and Rotary work together after a disaster occurs? Hear the personal stories of Rotarians and response team members who have supported families that have lost everything. Learn about the powerful collaborations that link your club with global communities, and discover how you can get involved.

Saturday, 14th July 2018

Shine for ShelterBox is a wonderful campaign that is raising money to support those in urgent need in disaster zones around the world. Our lovely ShelterBox Fundraising Manager Gabriela Hrutkaiová is organising a 'Shine for ShelterBox' dinner at The Wahi Restaurant in Tutukaka on Saturday, 14th July. Check out the details below.

The $60 ticket includes a beautiful 3 course dinner and a $25 donation for ShelterBox New Zealand. As you dine, you'll be raising money to provide light and emergency shelter for families who need it most.
During the evening TUi MAMAKi and Monty Bevins will perform few songs and there will be an auction of amazing prizes generously provided by our sponsors Dive! Tutukaka, Schnappa Rock Restaurant & Bar, PermaDynamics and TreeDiverse Ltd.
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"Working together to leave no family without Shelter"


Our ShelterBox response teams don’t just provide tools and tents or share skills. Our teams are the connection between ShelterBox’s supporters and people devastated by disaster — ordinary families helping other families thrown into extraordinary circumstances. 

If you would like to become a ShelterBox Champion in your Rotary Club, click on the picture above to learn more....   #NoFamilyWithoutShelter #NVW2018


ShelterBox and Habitat for Humanity International often support each other’s work in the world’s disaster zones. We now have a formal agreement that recognises decent shelter as every person’s right. 

Our partnership was formally launched at the 3rd Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Housing and Habitat in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic on 14 June 2018. Last October HfH also announced a partnership with Rotary to extend their volunteer pool by tapping into Rotary International’s 1.2 million members.




In the May edition of The Rotarian magazine, Rotary International was given unprecedented access to report on the three Rotarian's who were invited to join the ShelterBox Response Team, where they were greeted by a no-nonsense trainer announcing “this is your final exam.”

However, Ned Morris, a Rotarian and ShelterBox volunteer recalled, “The hardest part for me, was knowing that we can’t help everyone.”