Presently, over 100 million individuals worldwide are enduring the loss of their homes due to disasters and conflicts. ShelterBox’s mission is to make a difference in their lives. They work tirelessly to provide emergency shelter, tools, and household supplies to families displaced by calamities, empowering them to begin rebuilding and transforming despair into hope.


Shelter means so much more than just a roof overhead. It serves as the foundation for life, families, and communities. It offers a safe haven, bringing comfort after days or weeks of fear. Beyond that, it protects from harsh weather and privacy. By preserving human dignity, shelters become a space for healing from trauma.

In April 2000, the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, England, adopted ShelterBox as its millennium project. Little did they know that the project would blossom into the world's largest Rotary Club initiative, with partners in numerous countries worldwide. Since then, ShelterBox's dedicated staff and volunteers have successfully sheltered over 1.5 million people across more than 100 countries.

You can be a part of supporting ShelterBox's vital work and help raise awareness. Frances Wargolet, a member of the Rotary Club of Kenosha West, and her daughter, Katrina, along with granddaughter Sophie, are actively participating in a fundraising event for ShelterBox—a challenging 27-mile, 4-day hike in Yosemite National Park. Their commitment is commendable, and you can learn more about the hike and offer your support by visiting their sponsorship page. Join them on this incredible adventure as they work to create hope through ShelterBox.