2023 marks 23 years of ShelterBox!
That’s over 20 years of disaster relief in 98 different countries, supporting 2.5 million people to get back on their feet after hurricanes, earthquakes, conflicts, droughts, cyclones and more.
We’ve changed and grown a lot in that time, but our core focus has remained the same: helping families rebuild after disaster.
Watch this anniversary message from Her Majesty The Queen Consort, who has been President of ShelterBox since 2007.
Read on to see how it all began and take a look at what you’ve helped us achieve.
How it all began
In 2000, the idea for ShelterBox was hit upon by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall.
The idea was sparked by watching the news and wanting to do more after seeing that people seemed to be left with nothing after disaster.
Discover how ShelterBox has grown from a group of passionate volunteers wanting to help 8 to 10 families a year, to helping over 2.5 million people by 2022.
Our defining moments
Test your knowledge!
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Did you know we’ve responded to some of the most devastating disasters of the past 20+ years?
Take our quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about some of the most memorable responses in our history.