AAA Service Project

2019 Service Project Partner: ShelterBox


We are proud to continue our partnership with ShelterBox at the 2019 Service Project in San Francisco, CA. As the largest community of accountants in academia, we are fortunate to be able to make a difference in the lives of so many families who desperately need help.

It’s easy to Donate.

Choose the easiest way for you.


  • Donate online through your Member Dashboard

  • Donate via Fax or Mail. Click HERE for donation form.

  • Donate in person at the Service Project Desk at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel

Your tax-deductible donation (U.S.) is used to provide support for all costs associated with ShelterBox worldwide deployments, including but not limited to: lifesaving equipment, response teams, transportation and collaboration with local or international partners. ShelterBox USA earns Charity Navigator’s highest "4-Star" rating as well as a "Platinum" status from GuideStar.

 Donate in person at the Service Project Desk at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel

What is ShelterBox?

ShelterBox is the premier international disaster relief charity that provides immediate emergency shelter and other lifesaving aid to survivors of disasters such as earthquakes, volcanos, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tsunamis or humanitarian crises.

ShelterBox aid is tailored to each disaster but typically includes tented shelter, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water purification equipment, solar lights, cooking utensils, a tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity packs.

ShelterBox Response Team members are highly-trained civilian volunteers who deploy with the aid and ensure it is delivered to the survivors who need it most. They distribute aid on the ground, working closely with local organizations, government officials, and international aid agencies. ShelterBox aid is transported by any means available: truck, boat, camel, sled, or by hand.

Since 2000, ShelterBox has helped 1.2 million people by providing emergency shelter following more than 300 disasters in 95 countries.

The Aid they deliver

March 2019 - A ShelterBox Response Team is in southern Africa after Cyclone Idai caused widespread flooding in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique on March 14, bringing winds of over 100 mph.  More than one million people have been affected and at least 125,000 have been forced from their homes in Malawi alone. According to the UN, this devastating cyclone may be the worst disaster to ever hit the Southern Hemisphere. Downpours have been affecting the region for weeks, causing severe floods since the beginning of March. This comes after a period of severe drought, making the conditions worse.

In 2018, ShelterBox responded 18 times to different disasters in 17 countries and assisted over 210,000 people worldwide, including in 8 conflict responses in Syria, Iraq, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria; 4 tropical cyclones in Indonesia and the Philippines; 2 floods in Ethiopia and Kenya; 2 earthquakes in Indonesia; 1 drought in Somaliland; and 1 volcano in Guatemala.

In 2017, ShelterBox responded in the US in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, in 17 countries in the Caribbean after Hurricanes Irma and Maria and in 7 countries affected by conflict-associated displacement, and numerous other countries affected by natural disasters and conflict.

ShelterBox has responded to some of the largest humanitarian crises the modern world has ever known: Tropical Storm Usman and Typhoon Manghut in the Philippines in 2018, Hurricane Matthew in Haiti in 2016, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and one of the biggest storms to ever make landfall – Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013.

With 85 million people around the world now displaced because of natural disaster or conflict, there are more people displaced globally than at any other time in recorded history.

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How much does one ShelterBox cost

  • One ShelterBox = $1,000

How much do supplies cost?

  • $650 Tent
  • $250 ShelterKit
  • $100 Basic Tool Kit
  • $40 Cooking Set
  • $35 Water Filter
  • $30 Mosquito Net
  • $25 Solar Light

What supplies are typically included in a ShelterBox?

  • Disaster relief tent for a family
  • Thermal blankets and groundsheets
  • Water storage and purification equipment
  • Solar lamps
  • Cooking utensils
  • A basic tool kit
  • Mosquito nets
  • A children’s activity pack

What is the Service Project?

The Service Project was born out of the generous nature of the AAA’s members and their desire to give back to the local communities in the cities where the Annual Meeting was held. From 2011 through 2016, on behalf of its members, the AAA supported local communities with donations of thousands of new backpacks filled with school supplies.

Since 2017, the AAA has taken a more global approach to giving back and helping those who may otherwise go without by partnering with ShelterBox. The donations collected are used to provide essential emergency shelter and lifesaving equipment to families displaced due to natural disasters or humanitarian crises across the world.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children and families around the world.

The AAA thanks you for your donation to the Service Project!

Questions about Service Project?
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