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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Disaster Aid, Human Services, International, International Relief, Refugees

Mission: To deliver humanitarian relief in the form of equipment and materials that bring shelter, warmth and dignity to people displaced by natural or other disasters worldwide.

Results: ShelterBox has responded to 300 disasters in 95 countries/territories and helped to shelter over one million people.

Target demographics: Anyone who has been displaced by a natural or man-made disaster

Geographic areas served: Global

Programs: ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and other life-saving equipment to people displaced by disaster or humanitarian crisis around the world. Volunteer response teams work with a Rotary International network and recognized aid agencies to distribute aid wherever and whenever it is needed.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Families have always been important to me. ShelterBox helps families survive and stay together after a disaster. They supply shelters, tools, and supplies to provide not only basic survival but also some measure of privacy and dignity to the family.
I have been an "ambassador" for about six months - a role in which I help educate people about the great things ShelterBox is doing, and help them raise funds. ShelterBox has helped over two million people so far, and the need is becoming ever more urgent.
You can help by finding out more about volunteering and donating at https://www.shelterboxusa.org/

Jenny H.1


Rating: 5

As a Rotarian in New York, I've been a ShelterBox Ambassador volunteer for over 2 years and I enjoy helping to educate the public on how great an organization we are. ShelterBox has saved over 1 million lives since they were formed in the year 2000. This organization has a large group of volunteers who help them as Ambassadors, fundraising, and as their deployment team when disasters and humanitarian crisis occur.

I am so proud to help educate, promote and raise funds for ShelterBox.

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 5

I've volunteered with this organization for the last two years and I continue to be impressed with its organization and efficiency. They have a very lean staff and an extremely committed volunteer base that are well trained to deliver aid in disaster zones of every kind.



Rating: 5

I have been a big fan of ShelterBox for several years now. As a Rotarian, I have an implicit trust for this organization. As a District Chairman for Rotary Youth Exchange, my students have met the challenge of raising funds for and awareness of ShelterBox, especially among thier high school age peers. This became significantly more meaningful when one of our students was evacuated from flooding in Thailand in the fall of 2011. While she was out of harm's way, she saw the boxes deployed all over the flooded areas. ANother student came to the US in the fall of 2012 from Japan. In her first greeting to our club, she acknowleged the help that Japan received from the US and from the ShelterBox program. This is the kind of first-hand awareness that grows our young people into the next generation of philanthropists.

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