Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her August 2022 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, provides an update on how Rotary and Shelterbox are working together to help in the Ukraine and how we can help. Here's more of her newsletter.....

ShelterBox Update AUGUST 2022:


To celebrate the amazing achievements of Rotary Clubs across Canada, ShelterBox is pleased to present the 2021-2022 ShelterBox Canada Hero Awards. Clubs are recognized based on their total annual giving throughout the year: Bronze ($1,200+), Silver ($3,600) and Gold ($6,000).

Download your digital certificate and website banner here!

Thanks to your dedication, 198 Rotary Clubs in Canada have joined our Hero Program and a total of $853,146 has been raised by Canadian Rotarians during the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Disasters and conflict are inevitable and frequent, and the need is continuous. We are incredibly grateful for the Rotary Clubs that are committed to helping us prepare for disasters and respond at a moment’s notice.

Thank you for working towards a world where no one is left without shelter after disaster. For more information visit us online at:

Come find out more about ShelterBox aid, our current deployments, and ask any burning questions to experts in the humanitarian sector. We can't wait to meet you! In the meantime, check out the Rotary International Convention Program here:

For the latest updates on our responses to conflict and disaster around the world, please visit:


Read our Current Operations to see more countries your support is working in.



Thanks to all of our incredible supporters, the last 12 months have been extremely busy. We've seen extreme conflict, massive storms, unpredictable earthquakes, and so much more. Operations teams have been busy responding to all of these disasters, and supporting hundreds of thousands of people on their journey to rebuild their homes and their lives. This is only possible because of you! But now our supplies are running low.

We've depleted our resources, and now we need your help to fill them up again! David, will you help us STOCK THE BOX?



We can’t predict disasters, but with your support, we can be ready to respond and provide displaced families with the life-saving aid they need right when they need it most. When disaster strikes, families lose their homes, possessions, and livelihoods.

You can ensure ShelterBox is ready with life-saving shelter and supplies by donating critical aid items to fill a box and help a family who has lost everything.

You can also help ShelterBox Canada raise funds to restock our warehouses and prepare to respond to disasters around the world by starting your own Stock the Box fundraiser.

We urgently need support to prepare, respond, and restock to help families who have lost everything.

Donate Now                Start Fundraising



Stock the Box – Rotary District Challenge encourages Rotary clubs to fundraise collectively for their District. Your Rotary club can contribute to your District-wide challenge by joining your District's Stock the Box team! How many boxes will your district fill? Start fundraising today!

Your support will ensure more families have the tools they need to recover no matter when disaster strikes. By fundraising today, you can stock the box, and fill our warehouses with all the tools people need to recover.

Thank you for your continued support of ShelterBox Canada

For more information about ShelterBox and to learn more about where we are responding, visit us at

Click here to read a story about what it takes to train for a ShelterBox Response team. 

Meg Schmeider

Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

2010 Winston Park Drive, Suite 200, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7

E:     T: 647.352.1930

ShelterBox Canada is a registered Canadian charity (Charity Number 84628 3208 RR0001).

Mailing Address: ShelterBox Canada, 200-2010 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7


Click here to read more about your impact on families

GET CONNECTED: Join the conversation : 

Did you know that there is a Rotary and ShelterBox Support Group on Facebook? It is a group that brings together Rotarians, ShelterBox Supporters, Staff and ShelterBox Response Teams to discuss all things ShelterBox and Rotary. It is a great place to see the latest operations updates, Rotary deployment information and video content to share with your Rotary Club. If you would like to join the group and conversation, please search for “Rotary and ShelterBox Support Group” on Facebook and ask to join the conversation!



Looking for speakers this Rotary year? We would love to tell your club even more about ShelterBox and the impact Rotarians make. Request a speaker:



Join the ShelterBox community today and you’ll receive exclusive updates about where ShelterBox is working, how you’re aid supports families, and stories directly from the people you are helping.

But more importantly, you’ll be joining a community of passionate individuals who are impatient to see a world where no one is left without shelter.

We’ll be sending you a first-hand look at what life is like for families affected by disaster, and how our global ShelterBox network works to help these families self-recover. You’ll receive exclusive news, stories, videos, and more — right to your inbox.

Join today, and be a shining light in the dark for families recovering from disaster.


About ShelterBox Canada: Canada is a registered charity that has been a part of the global ShelterBox network since 2010. We have a team of over 120 volunteers across the country who share their passion with us and help us raise awareness and fundraise across the country. There are ten Canadian ShelterBox Response Team members who work tirelessly with the rest of the International Response Team to deliver aid to families who need it around the world. To learn more about our board and staff click here .

ShelterBox and Rotary are official project partners in international disaster relief. ShelterBox is a registered charity independent of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation.  Since  2012, we have been neighbours, friends and community leaders. Their aim is to create positive, lasting change in communities at home and all over the world.project partners with Rotary International, a global community of 1.2 million. Rotary has supported ShelterBox from the start when a local club championed the simple idea to package up essential shelter items in our now-iconic ShelterBoxes. As ShelterBox grew, so did Rotary support, and we are now international project partners in disaster relief. This partnership has helped us to become who we are today. Our global network of ShelterBox affiliates, which provides all-round assistance, evolved from Rotary relationships.



2010 Winston Park Drive, Suite 200, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7

Email:       Telephone: 647.352.1930

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