Support through fundraising

Action Toolkit

Raise vital funds for ShelterBox

ShelterBox aims to support Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and any Rotary groups that wish to fundraise for ShelterBox. 

We know that everyone likes to engage with ShelterBox in different ways, so we’ve developed a few ideas and resources to inspire your club, district and wider community.

These resources offer a chance to get together and raise vital funds and awareness of both ShelterBox and the Rotary Project Partnership we share. There is something for all clubs big and small.

Community Engagement

Rotary Action

Community engagement

Shine for ShelterBox

Shine for ShelterBox and change lives around the world.

When disaster strikes, families flee their homes in search of a safer place. That can often mean an overcrowded space with no electricity. Having somewhere dry and warm to sleep, to prepare meals and be with your family is vital for starting the long process of recovery.

As winter brings shorter days and nights, solar lights help families to re-establish their normal routine and can help transform a shelter into a home.

Host a Shine for ShelterBox dinner with winter to support families after disaster with solar lights, emergency shelter and other essential items.

Download our Shine for ShelterBox flyer to find out how to get started.

We had a lot of fun on our wine and cheese Shine evening. It was a great social for many club members, their partners and friends. Social, Rotary awareness and ‘doing good in the world’ by supporting ShelterBox – What could be better?

– Mike French, The Rotary Club of Calgary West, District 5360 Past District Governor.

Luminaid fundraising programme

The LuminAID solar light is one of the many innovative aid items that we send to families around the world. The solar light can last up to 16 hours on one charge, they are lightweight and can float on water, making them easy to carry in any situation.  

LuminAID is proud to offer discounted pricing on their various solar lights to ShelterBox supporters to support your fundraising and events.

LuminAID has three pre-set fundraising packages that make it easy for Rotary groups to start fundraising. If you don’t have the funds for an upfront purchase of a fundraising package we recommend buying individual solar lights to collect orders before returning to purchase a larger package.

Please note that orders placed through this program should only be used for advocacy and fundraising to support ShelterBox. You are responsible for collecting funds and directly making a donation to ShelterBox. 

For more information or to order a fundraising package please visit LuminAID here.

Two solar lights Luminaid

Off the grid

off the grid illustration

When disasters strike and power lines go down, families are left vulnerable, robbed of comfort, light and electricity. 

Off the Grid challenges you to go without power for 24 hours to understand some of the impacts of disasters on families around the world.

This campaign is great for individual Rotarians and their families or Interact and Rotaract clubs looking for a way to fundraise for ShelterBox!

Learn more and sign up here

Rotary Action

Rotary District Challenge

The Rotary District Challenge is a global challenge for Rotary Districts who fundraise for ShelterBox.

Take on the challenge

The challenge is simple, encourage every club in your District to support ShelterBox. No matter how large or small, every donation makes a difference in providing shelter to families worldwide.

Why we need your support

Shelter is more than just a roof – it’s a home. It’s the foundation for life, for families, for communities, for peace. ShelterBox responds 365 days a year. Rotary Clubs around the world make it possible for us to ensure that no family is left without shelter.

In appreciation

Upon completion of the challenge, your district support will be acknowledged with: a listing on the ShelterBox website, at International Convention and at International Assembly.

Download a one-page document explaining the challenge.

Youth exchange fundraising

The ShelterBox Youth Exchange Challenge is an exciting opportunity for students to support a Rotary Project Partner and make a real difference to communities across the globe who have lost everything. The challenge is simple: 

  • Spread the word: Give a presentation on ShelterBox. This could be to your host Rotary Club, a school, or a group such as Scouts.
  • Fundraise: Fundraise for ShelterBox. Any amount will help contribute to needed ShelterBox aid that will help ensure no family goes without shelter.

By supporting ShelterBox as part of your exchange program, students will be helping us ensure that no family goes without shelter after a disaster. The donations that we receive from young people embarking on this adventure will fund ShelterBox aid for years to come.

Download the Youth Exchange Leader Guide

3 girls posing with a green ShelterBos frame

Further fundraising ideas

There are lots of great ways to fundraise for ShelterBox that are quick and easy!  



Get your Rotaract and Interact clubs involved by raising funds for ShelterBox! Encourage your clubs to host a Shine dinner or go Off the Grid to support families around the world.

Hear from ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer and Rotaractor, Katelyn Winkworth about her experience combining her passion for making a difference with Rotary and her love of ShelterBox here.



We understand that some Rotary Clubs and Districts require grant applications in order for ShelterBox to receive funding.

We’ve compiled content you can easily copy and paste or insert into your application to help you complete grant or giving request applications.

Download the resource here.



Thank your guest speakers with a donation in their name to ShelterBox and ensure no family goes without shelter. Use our customizable speaker certificates to get started.

A3 Size – ShelterBox Donation Speaker Certificate

Letter Size – ShelterBox Donation Speaker Certificate


Looking for posters, promotional materials or photos to assist with your fundraising?

Check out the additional resources section of the toolkit for everything you need!

Donation information

More Action Toolkit resources

Donation information

Donation information and resources for Rotarians who are wishing to fundraise for ShelterBox in their Club or District.

Training centre

The ShelterBox training centre will provide you with resources used by our expert ShelterBox training team.

ShelterBox information

Learn more about ShelterBox and our work around the world.

ShelterBox and Rotary Partnership

Learn more about how ShelterBox and Rotary International are Project Partners in disaster relief.

Deployment information

Have a look at how Rotary can work with ShelterBox in the field.


Access information and resources for Rotarians who are wishing to partner with ShelterBox in the field.


Access the ShelterBox Training Centre, ShelterBox photography, video, social media links, logos and more.

Rotary Action Toolkit

The Action Toolkit provides Rotarians with the necessary information and tools they need to support the partnership between Rotary and ShelterBox, through raising awareness and funds to practical assistance.