Get your community together to support people around the world through stocking your own virtual Shelter Box.
By raising the amount it costs to provide typical bundles of emergency aid items, you’ll make sure we’re ready to help those who’ve lost their homes to disaster.
Our pre-positioned stock enabled us to provide tents quickly in Türkiye, and aid to families in the Pakistan floods. Now we need your club’s help as we prepare and re-stock, so we can support even more families affected by the next disaster.
How does it work?
We know that Rotarians often like getting hands-on, packing aid boxes to help communities near and far. Stock the Box builds on this practical service with clubs filling their own virtual Shelter Box:
- Simply sign up and choose the emergency aid items you wish to use as your fundraising target from the bundles of aid below.
- Carry out your club fundraising, adding items to your virtual box and making use of our fundraising materials.
- When you’ve completed stocking your virtual box, send in your donation and we’ll celebrate your hard work by sending you a special Stock the Box certificate.
You may choose to carry out fundraising towards items each month, or have a big push, it’s entirely up to you.
Begin by adding one of the three types of shelter to your fundraising target:
Now add any of the following disaster kit bundles:
Each bundle of kit represents the items we typically provide in different disasters and their associated costs. Every situation is different, so when the next disaster strikes, your support will mean that we can provide what is needed most.
Tropical Storms Kit
Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons can devastate coastal communities. As well as essential household items, this package includes additional heavy-duty tarpaulins and rope. These enable families to strap down broken roofs or build a whole new shelter.
Severe Flooding Kit
Rising water can wash away homes and whole livelihoods in a short space of time. Getting people safe and warm is vital, so water filters and carriers, along with these other items ensure floods don’t take even more lives once they have receded.
As shocks devastate whole regions, affected communities often prefer to stay in a tent after the trauma of an earthquake. Blankets, mattresses, solar lights, a kitchen set and water filter help families survive and recover a sense of home and normality again.
Shelter Warmth Kit
When temperatures drop, this kit helps people to survive the bitter cold after disaster. Tarpaulins keep out icy winds and enough mattresses, blankets and mats for a family of five mean that everyone stays warm and well over the winter months.
Add Multi-purpose Cash
By providing cash to families alongside our other items, we enable people to choose the extra materials and support they need to rebuild their homes and their lives. Adding cash also means local tradespeople can start doing business again – kickstarting the local economy.
Giving people a choice can help them feel a sense of dignity, a powerful step towards believing a normal life is possible again.
Download these resources to get started
All of the bundles and aid items with the costs included. Useful to keep fundraising momentum going in club meetings with information about the bundles and items, along with quotes from disaster affected families.
This warehouse map shows where we keep our pre-positioned stock around the world, along with the planned stock levels for each.
Sign Up for Stock the Box
We appreciate all the fantastic support we receive during times of disaster, so please do keep fundraising for them. We also need your help in the times in-between as this crucial preparation work ensures we’re ready for the next response, wherever and whenever it may be.
How you go about your fundraising is very much up to you. We have provided the bundles of emergency aid to help show what types of items are used in different responses and how much they cost. If you wish to fundraise for the cost of five shelter kits instead, or for a different mixture of items, then that’s completely ok.
Whilst we regularly supply all of the items in the aid packages described in Stock the Box, we can’t guarantee that we will provide the exact items you have selected in the next disaster. Your support will contribute to our future responses as part of our General Fund, as it is essential that we provide the right emergency aid items to support those affected by different disasters.
Your Stock the Box support will contribute to our future responses as part of our General Fund. We believe that the best way for us to have the greatest impact is by staying flexible, and it is essential that we have emergency aid items and funds available to support those affected by disasters all around the world.
Our iconic green box has been with us for over 20 years, and remains part of our identity. Today, we do so much beyond the box, and most aid packages are not transported in the box itself. Stock the Box puts the focus on our different aid bundles and ultimately, the people we are aiming to support. So, when the next disaster strikes, we will be providing the right aid package that’s needed on the ground, with, or without a box.
Stocked your virtual box? Pay in your donation
You are making a donation to ShelterBox UK.
To make a donation to an International affiliate of ShelterBox, please select a country from the list.