ShelterBox USA - Syria Support





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Peoria

Total Budget: $4,000

Area of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Activity Type: Community Development: Disaster Recovery

Summary: Funds awarded would help newly displaced Syrians, many who are fleeing Eastern Ghouta, access critically needed shelter and household supplies.


ShelterBox requests your consideration in supporting a project to meet the emergency household needs of children, women, and men in Syria who have been displaced by conflict. The proposed project would provide tents accompanied by non-food items (NFIs) to newly displaced families. The intervention would take place in the Idlib Governorate, where need has been identified as most urgent based on the number of newly displaced families.

This intervention will provide shelter assistance to families with an average household size of six. The ability to reach vulnerable children, women, and men. Working with trusted distribution partner Hand-In-Hand (HIH), ShelterBox will help meet the critical household needs of displaced families by providing them with the basic shelter and supplies needed to regain a sense of normalcy while displaced, keeping family units intact as they begin to recover.

During the project period, the following objectives will be achieved:

Objective 1: Procure, assemble, and ship the materials (tents and NFI kits, as specified in this proposal) for distribution to vulnerable families in need of shelter in Syria.

Objective 2: Distribute tents and NFI kits to displaced families (vulnerable children, women, and men, assuming a household size of 6) in Syria.

Objective 3: Collect and report beneficiary distribution data, including locations and dates of distributions, as well as the number of households who have received aid.

Expected short and medium-term outcomes include:

Outcome 1: Vulnerable children, women, and men can access critical emergency aid: The aid provided will enable families to regain a sense of normalcy by ensuring their basic needs are met.

Outcome 2: Families can remain intact: The provision of critically needed aid will ensure families are able to stay together - aid will provide warmth, light, basic hygiene supplies, and the utensils needed to prepare and eat meals together.

Outcome 3: Improved health and hygiene: Basic wash supplies will help improve sanitary conditions and help children, women, and men maintain basic health and hygiene.

Additional Information:

The tents and many of the NFIs being distributed will be co-branded with both the ShelterBox and Rotary logos.

To ensure the public is made aware of the awarded grant, a press release will be drafted to announce the funding that the District has provided. This release will be shared with local news outlets. The publication will be to the discretion of the press.

ShelterBox is currently Rotary International's only global Project Partner for disaster relief. This agreement enables both organizations to collaborate more closely to bring relief and temporary shelter to survivors of disasters worldwide. The project partnership has built on both organization's strengths in responding to disasters all over the world.

This project aligns with Rotary's focus area of peace and conflict prevention/resolution. The work of ShelterBox in war-torn countries has led to a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. The funding for this project would allow us to continue our efforts to bring peace to displaced families in Syria.

Thank you for your consideration.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Peoria North

Primary Contact: Sharee Sheets

Email: sharee.sheets@hotmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





District 5495 DDF





Peoria North (5495)









Project Supporting Documents

Syria Shelterbox Budget


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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Sharee Sheets.


by Sharee Sheets

System Entry: Project signed by Sharee Sheets.


by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - John N Moore added to the list of signatories.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by John N Moore.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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