Rotary World Help is an organization of Rotary Clubs which ships computers, books, educational, medical, and other goods in 40 foot containers to wherever they are needed around the world.
There are typically two or three container loadings each month, going to many different parts of the world.  Volunteers are always welcome to help organize and move supplies from the warehouse into the container.  Loading starts at 9:00 a.m. and goes until 11 or 12.   

Volunteers meet at the warehouse located in the former Riverview Hospital site located at 2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam, BC V3C 4J2  (see map below).  Take the interior roadway to the back of the site.  Generally, head uphill until you see a bunch of cars.

The location is a challenge to find for the first time.  From Lougheed Highway, turn north at the traffic lights on to Colony Road (that's a left if you're coming from Port Mann Bridge or points west).  Then take a right at the T junction with Cape Horn Avenue.  Continue to the right along Holly Drive, then slight turn left on to Lawn Drive.  Take the second left turn on to Oak Crescent. Take the second left again on to Clover Street, and on the right is Thistle Place and the warehouse.  


Rotary World Help began in 1992, when local Rotarians visited the Ukraine to help establish the first Rotary club in that country. On witnessing the deplorable state of medical facilities, Rotarians decided to send a container of items to help those in need.|

Since then, Rotary World Help has expanded to 40 Rotary clubs and has now sent shipments to 57 countries.  A conservative estimate puts the value of these goods at over 100 million dollars and benefiting almost 9 million people.

Rotary World Help is an all volunteer registered non-profit society with no payroll and extremely low administration expenses. It gathers, sorts, records, and ships goods in containers.  Those containers include medical, dental, optical, educational, sports and disaster relief goods.

Rotary clubs become a member of Rotary World Help with an annual fee of only $10.

A member club can sponsor all or part of a shipment of a 40’ container to a partnering Rotary club in another country at a cost of only $1,500 to cover the shipping costs plus a contribution to Rotary World Help. The fee covers administration costs, warehousing, pick-up and operation costs of the truck to gather the goods being shipped.

Sometimes a single club will sponsor a container and at other times two or more clubs will come together to share the cost.  But whatever the cost, the impact these donated resources have at their destination is priceless.