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AAA Service Project


We are proud to continue our partnership with ShelterBox for the 2022 Service Project in San Diego, 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 all over the world that desperately need help.

It’s easy to Donate.

Choose the easiest way for you.


  • Donate online through your Member Portal
  • Donate via Fax or Mail. Click HERE for donation form.
  • Donate in person at the Service Project Desk at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 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.


Box and Supplies
Shelter Kit

What your Donation funds:

  • How much does one ShelterBox cost? One Complete ShelterBox = $1,000
  • How much do supplies cost?
    • $500 Tent
    • $250 Complete Cooking Set
    • $100 Complete Shelter Kit
    • $30 Solar Lights
    • $20 Soap and Basin

Today, around 113 million people around the world have been displaced by natural disaster and conflict. ShelterBox is actively working to change this, but we need your help!

Creating a home is a process that takes time and we support families to continue on that journey.
– Dave Ray, ShelterBox Operations Coordinator

What is ShelterBox?

ShelterBox is a cutting-edge charity that hand-delivers emergency shelter for families devastated by natural disaster and conflict. They have provided 20 years of disaster relief in 97 different countries, supporting families to get back on their feet after hurricanes, earthquakes, conflicts, droughts, cyclones, and more. They are experts in emergency shelter after disaster, often working in places that others don’t, to make sure that they reach families who need support to take the next step in resuming their livelihoods.

From Cameroon to Syria, all the way to the Philippines and the Caribbean, ShelterBox has provided shelter to over 1.5 million people so far. And in these uncertain times, your support is more valuable than ever. Despite the challenges, they are working nonstop as part of the global effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Thanks to your incredible support and the help of our partners worldwide, they provided shelter to 200,000 people in 2020. They won’t stop until they see a world where no family goes without shelter after disaster.

Their signature ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits contain the tools to transform lives and rebuild communities by providing aid that is tailored to meets the needs of a community after a specific disaster. The aid they supply comes in the form of ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits. The sturdy green ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home. These ShelterKits contain all of the essential tools people need to start repairing and rebuilding homes straight away. ShelterKits and boxes also contain the items that help transform shelter into a home–like cooking sets, solar lights and activity sets for children. Extra aid items, such as SchoolBoxes, contain everything needed to get lessons up and running after a disaster, depending on the situation.

ShelterBox relies on the support from individuals, companies, foundations, civic groups, and schools. ShelterBox receives no funding from any government entity. They rely on your support to ensure no family goes without shelter when disaster strikes. ShelterBox is supported by a global network of ShelterBox affiliates and a range of partners, including Rotary International.

Where is ShelterBox working now?

  • Ukraine: On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a military operation on Ukraine. Over 12 million people have been forced to leave their homes–that’s more than a quarter of Ukraine’s entire population. Of those displaced, almost 5 million people have left the country and over 7 million are estimated to be displaced internally. Many are unable to leave because of damage to infrastructure like transport and roads, lack of resources like money or vehicles, and the danger of the war around them. The situation is developing rapidly, and the death toll is rising. This latest escalation in military action comes after eight years of ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.
  • The Philippines: After Super Typhoon Rai left 500,000 people displaced.
  • Yemen: Which is currently experiencing the worlds’ worst humanitarian crises due to a bitter civil war, starvation, and a failing economy.
  • Haiti: After a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the country on August 14, 2021.
  • Mozambique: Where conflict is driving one of the world’s fastest-growing displacement crises.
  • Syria: Where conflict has entered its 11th year, leaving a country scarred by terror and instability, with at least 12 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
  • Lake Chad Basin: Where Boko Haram violence has left 10.7 million people in need of relief aid.
  • Ethiopia: On November 4, 2020, escalating tension between Ethiopia’s federal government and the regional leadership in Tigray erupted into armed conflict.
  • Burkina Faso: Where conflict is driving one of Africa’s fastest-growing displacement crises.

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. In 2017, the AAA began taking 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. We look forward to another year of partnering with ShelterBox and providing aid to children and families affected by natural disasters and conflict.

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 the Service Project? Contact Barbara Gutierrez at