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Massive Merry Mahala Tea

What a fantastic and inspired morning of networking and connecting with over 250 guests - in support of our Mahala Markets and Bless-a-Granny campaigns to end 2019 with a 'Massive, Merry, Mahala' bang! We have thoroughly enjoyed hosting these Mahala Tea’s again this year – connecting the community through networking and raising awareness and support for our Mahala Market campaigns Grateful thanks to our Chair and Founder Cindy for an inspiring and motivating talk, Don Seagreen, Sam Daykin, Adele Benvie, our headline sponsors CHEP, the phenomenal team at The

Love the Babies visits St Mary’s Hospital, Marianhill

A beautiful way to spend a Monday morning on Love the Babies outreach to St Mary's hosptial with a team of wonderful volunteers, spreading love, cuddles and blessings (a 'baby shower in a bag' lovingly packed by Trustee and Volunteer Pat Hormann) to the new mums and their precious newborns.  Our most humble thanks to the special sponsor that got on board to enable us to purchase beautiful, brand new baby Gros, blankets and toiletries), as well as community heart Bharti Lakhani for the generous donation of beautiful bags

Bless-a-Granny visits TAFTA St Martins

Visiting Tafta St Martin's this morning for a beautiful and connective morning filled with stories, laughter, gifts and chatter over a hot cup of tea and some delicious snacks. We are in full swing with our Bless-a-Granny campaign this year and it's absolutely incredible the love our community's beautiful support is helping to spread to these elderly folk! Thank you!

Bless-a-Granny support from HCA Curro

Our Doug and Kim met up with the wonderful Nikki Burns and some incredible children at Curro HCA to collect nearly 90 gifts for personal wishlists filled by the staff, parents and scholars AT Curro HCA and joined this year by the wonderful staff, parents and scholars at Waterfall Prep too! What beautiful support and blessings for the elderly! Thank you so much! And thank you Nikki who has been driving this support for nearly 11 years of Bless-a-Granny.  We have about 200 wishlists still to fill, please email

Bless-a-Granny meets Mahala Market at Zibabaleni

An incredibly fun and vibrant day yesterday despite the grey skies as Bless A Granny2019 meets Mahala Market2019 thanks to Dezzo Roofing - PTY LTD for their incredible generosity and support to bless the elderly at Zibambaleni Home for the Aged in KwaDabeka. What a very special morning with these old souls who enjoyed some live entertainment by the fantastic Rene Tshiakanyi, delicious snacks and tea time treats AND a free shopping experince before getting their Christmas gifts filled with toiletries, treats and essentials from the Dezzo team! For

Kicking off Bless-a-Granny 2019 with a visit to Flame Lily

What a brilliant way to kick off our #BlessAGranny2019 visits, quite an electric morning with a beautiful team of volunteers, live performance by the wonderful community heart Rene Tshiakanyi and the specialhearts at Flame Lily. Music, dancing, pressies and some post project impromptu piano sing-a-longs with 81 year resident Dave Wellard, an incredible morning spreading community love, light and happiness to these special old souls

Lalelani Primary PHASE II refurb commences – 1st April 2019

In 2019, thanks to incredibly generous community support, we did over R2 million worth of rennovations and refurbishments to Lalelani Primary with our Buy-a-Brick 2018 campaign Phase I, which included new sports field, play area, uplifting several classrooms, installing agricultural drainage, a new shaded area for children, planting numerous trees, installing a fully function media centre and building new ablution block. Phase II of this project has commenced this week with our Builders back on site to underpin and overhaul the dilapidated old ablution block, which should be complete

Buckman Cares Day at Thandolabantwana crèche, Emalangeni – 28th March 2019

Today, Buckman Labs Durban branch joined us at Thandolabantwana Creche - the site of our #BuyABrick2019 campaign - to celebrate their annual BuckmanCares Day, which is “a global community engagement initiative, that dedicates Buckman resources – both financial and human – to improving education for youth, enhancing health and human services, and bolstering environmental stewardship. These efforts make our communities more livable. They earn the respect and goodwill of others.... And they provide unique opportunities for personal growth and fulfilment for our associates”. Treating all the children to a few

CHEP sponsored Love the Babies visit to St Mary’s Hospital – 25th March 2019

Probably the BEST way to spend a Monday, on outreach to the new mums and newborns with an incredible team of volunteers from the community. With CHEP on board as the sponsor for this project, we saw over 60 new mums and newborns abundantly blessed at our visit today! CHEP are a global provider of supply chain solutions serves the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries with its wide range of logistics and operationa...l platforms and support services. They are a

LAUNCH* Buy-a-Brick 2019: Thandolabantwana Creche uplift – 19th March 2019

*Launch* As much as we have committed to our various community projects including completing Phase II at Lalelani Primary, which will be finished by mid April, as well as hosting another Entrepreneurs 4 Africa conference this year, once again our focus is turned onto Early Childhood Development as this is the most important area to get the foundations right for small children to be able to learn and grow to their full potential. We believe that education is the main key to eradicating poverty. Again and again highlighted to

International Schools Meals Day with Zero2Five – 14th March 2019

Out and about partnering with Zero2Five and Julika Falconer this International School Meals day feeding 1500 children in Inchanga. What a fun morning joined by a wonderful group of young gentlemen from Highbury and some amazing volunteer teams from Highbury staff and mums, RHF and The Juice Kitchen to help Zero2Five put food in 1500 tummies at Ethembeni and Inchanga Primary School as well as distribute some blessings and treats from Dis-Chem for all the children! And not forgetting the amazing team from Runga Trans cc for generously donating use of

Mahala Tea Durban sponsored by Onomo Hotel – 5th March 2019

What an electric morning of networking, inspiration and supporting local brands all to raise awarness for our #MahalaMarket2019 campaign at our Mahala Tea Durban "March Madhatter Madness" today and thanks to generous guests raised nearly R10 000 towards our next Mahala Market AND carloads of preloved clothing, linen etc! We are so grateful to all the wonderful Exhibitors and prize sponsors really an abundance of super prizes Pro Talent Finchley Barns The Roaring Trade Magazine Willow Rodel Ingwe Property Group Crowhurst Health & Beauty Spa Jennings Fine Foods City Granite Lauren Ginn Accessories Aromadough Deli Italia Ahavah Consulting Bev's Beauty and Wellness So Scrumptious #soscrumptious Placecol Hillcrest Daly

Mahala Market EMBOCraft – 26th February 2019

A completely amazing community collaboration as we hosted the 1st of our Mahala Markets for 2019 today partnering with BMW Supertech (funds and items donated at #MahalaTeaHighway went directly into this outreach) and to Embocraft Training Centre Trust for your teams hard work behind the scenes getting all the Gogos and Mkhulus on the register for today, some elderly folk joining us from as far out as Newlands! Joined by an absolutely phenomenal team of volunteers, we can just never... thank you all enough for all you do, over 230 Gogos and Mkhulus

Month of Love visit 4 – The Ark: 18th February 2019

"The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, because when you give time, you're giving a portion of your life you can never get back" What a beautifully connective #MonthofLove visit with some incredible volunteers and the team from CHEP who sponsored the visit to The Ark today - sharing of love, time, tea and snacks and blessing the gents with little care packages for a belated Valentine’s Day visit. Another reminder this week that it really is 'the little things" and sometimes, what you give from

Month of Love visit 3: Issy Geshen Valentines Day tea – 14 February 2019

February is most definitely one of our favourite months as we get to host a variety of projects, for both young and old, reaching out into our community with our community to #SpreadLove. We are so looking forward to a special Valentines Day tomorrow we'll be sharing with the CHEP team and our volunteers for a Valentines Day Tea with the Gogo's and Mkhulu's at Issy Geshen. So grateful to CHEP and their CHEP Cares volunteers for sponsoring this visit and packing toiletries and treats hampers for each of

Month of Love visit 2: Spread the Love, Spread the Magic – 11 February 2019

Another exciting 'Month of Love' project - partnering with Dis-Chem for their 40th birthday. A beautiful Monday hosting quite an epic Carnival for the 1500 children, predominantly from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, at Addington Primary School today! Bringing the ‘love and magic’ to the children, the vibe was absolutely electric with rides, candyfloss, popcorn, hot fresh pizzaAND cake and cupcakes by Debonairs - thanks to Mohammed and Rehana from Ocean Trust celebrating Mohammed birthday too! - and live rocking music by celebrity DJ Lloyd Paul and each child will be

Month of Love visit 1 – Hepburn House 8 February 2019

Initiated by Community hearts Lauren Ginn and special family and friends, we revisited the beautiful and special little hearts at Hepburn House to spread a little love to the differently able children at Hepburn House this afternoon. What beautiful support and special little packages for them and the staff! Thank you Lauren! Wow don't we just live in a beautiful community. #spreadlove #makeadifference

Mahala Tea Highway – 29 January 2019

What a way to kick off 2019 events! An absolute pleasure to partner with BMW Supertech and Luxe Events to share an uplifting morning with nearly over 100 guests and some incredible inspiration from Cindy Norcott and Caitlyn De Beer and Rudolf Avallone to raise awarness around our 2019 Mahala Markets! For more about our Mahala Markets email us on info@robinhoodfoundation.co.za Our most grateful thanks to event partners, all our amazing Exhibitors and prize sponsors and guests for your generous support for #mahalamarket2019 as well as an incredible team of Volunteers for all your support!

Rocomamas sponsored Volunteer Appreciation Lunch – 23 January 2019

We are blessed and have been blessed with the most phenomenal Committee and team who have and do all donate SO many hours of their time to us every single day to make the work we do in serving our community possible! No mean feat with one full time employee when you're averaging about 125 projects and events each and every year! Our most humble thanks to Rocomamas Westville for sponsorsoring and hosting an incredibly special afternoon for these beautiful community hearts as well as KWV for donating all

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