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Blog 2017-04-06T16:13:39+00:00

Rodel sponsored Spring party at Siyanda Creche – 6th September 2018

October 2018 will be a year since we completed & opened Siyanda Creche in Ntshongweni! Prompted by the fresh new season of Spring AND a message from Rodel saying 'We'd love to revisit and welcome Spring the children', we were joined by a beautiful team of volunteers to host a little Spring Party at Siyanda for the 49 children and the amazing staff. Armed with two months supply of porridge - generously donated by Futurelife Foundation, cupcakes to decorate, treats, stationery, seedlings, compost and a WHOLE lot of LOVE

Mahala Market 4 – Jabulani Self-help centre – 4th September 2018

What a FANTASTIC high energy, good vibes, joyful day of community spirit spent with our 4th #MahalaMarket2018 at Jabulani Self-help centre today with the most incredible team of volunteers and humble, happy and grateful Gogo's and Mkulus! Our vision behind this ‘Market’ is to allow the Gogo’s in the community to shop for free and fill their Robin Hood bags with their choice of outfits, linen and other accessories for themselves as well as take home a small hamper of groceries for their families. They get by on so

Dis-Chem, Dis-Chem Foundation & Rodel collaboration: “WonderWomen” Fundraiser 16th August 2018

What an incredibly powerful and energizing morning shared with 200 women in business this morning to celebrate Women' Month! A vision of our Chairlady - Cindy Norcott - to host an event at Shongweni Market! Thank you Christine Stadeaven for being so accommodating! Hosted by Dis-Chem Pharmacies Dis-Chem Foundation and Rodel and MC'd by Christien Pippa Sibeko, in support of our #BuyABrick2018 campaign, guests were treated to a motivational morning of inspiring messages by the powerful line up of Speakers - Candace Van Wyk Rita Abraham Cindy Norcott, Networking

KZN Slots sponsored HOPE project 13th August 2018

What a very special way to spend a Monday! For the past two years, KZN Slots have been sponsoring these 10 little ones from the Amaoti community - to cover their educational needs as well as groceries, toiletries and other items they need each month. Falling under the banner of our HOPE projects for orphaned and vulnerable cases where our aim is to interact with the children, gear them up with uniforms, stationery etc for the new term as well as toiletries, blankets, groceries and other essentials. So many

The Kloof Round Table’s “Amazing Race” 4th August 2018

For the past 8 years The Kloof Round Table have hosted  an 'Amazing Race' - supporting various local charities - seeing teams of people racing around Durban looking for clues and doing fun set 'tasks' to earn points for their teams. We are so excited that this year, they chose Robin Hood's Buy-a-Brick 2018 campaign as their Charity of Choice. What a fun family-friendly morning filled with laughter and raising R15 000 for our campaign!

Mahala Market 3 – Ntshongweni 1st August 2018

What an incredible day spent with well over 250 Gogo’s and Mkhulus in Ntshongweni at our 3rd official Mahala Market today! Joined by an amazing group of volunteers from the community as well as team from Green Office who did a Mandela Day collection in office and collection so many boxes of clothing for this project; and CHEP, who generously sponsored the marquee hire, entertainment and catering for the Gogo’s and Mkhulus today, each and every single Gogo and Mkhulu left with the HUGEST smiles. Their morning started quite

Time for Wine and all Things Fine – 12 July 2018

What a FANTASTIC evening hosted by the incredibly awesome Quintessential Food & Beverages Group!  We were so excited to have been chosen as their ‘Charity of Choice’ again this year for their Annual Charity event again this year, and what a wonderful success it was last night! An array of DELICIOUS cheeses and hot snacks, beautiful selections of wines, local gin and craft beer made for a superb evening! Our most grateful thanks to all our guests and the sponsors that supported the event, and especially Jacqui Surmoan and

Love the Babies – St Mary’s Hospital visit

What a beautiful way to spend a sunny Monday, spreading love and community blessings to the newest and tiniest little hearts at St Mary's Hospital. Essentially a 'baby shower in a bag', these Love the Babies hampers, loving packed by trustee & volunteer Pat Horrmann, are a huge blessing (and relief) to the moms we serve on these projects from disadvantaged areas - who more often than not, have nothing for their babies. Much love was shared here today as our amazing volunteer team gifted the moms with their

Brown School Heels & Wheels

Each year the Brown School host a Heels & Wheels fun day for their scholars. This is a morning of great excitement and fun as the children get to navigate their way around their school on their bikes, skateboards, wheelchairs etc! This year we wanted to get involved and help with some inflatables for their fun day for a little ‘extra’ fun for these very special children. A very special way to spend the morning with an amazing team of volunteers supporting some super incredible children and staff at

Mothers & Fathers Day Tea at Thembela

Trustee and volunteer Pat Horrmann has a soft spot for the elderly hearts at Thembela Home. Every June Pat and her sister Sandy visit Thembela to share some love after Mother's Day and before Father's Day with nearly 50 residents at the home. This year we thought we'd join in. Having visited many times before with Bless-a-Granny, we know just how special the residents are and how much they enjoy the time and interaction - the smallest little blessing means so much to them! Thank you to the beautiful

Art & Soul Tea Party Ntshongweni Elderly Daycare

Thanks to the generosity of the KZN Floral Art Panel for choosing Robin Hood as their Charity of Choice this year for the exquisite "Flowers Through the Home" show which was hosted in Kloof last month. We partnered with Magic Moments Trust for a completely soul-filling morning, and were joined by an incredible team of community hearts hosting a morning of ‘Tea and Art’ for the 32 Gogos and Mkhulus at Ntshongweni Elderly Daycare. The elderly come to this little tin church 'daycare', in the middle of rural Ntshongweni,

Visit to Jabulani Self-Help Centre

For years we've been visiting the Gogos and children at Jabulani - a community-based NPO serving disadvantaged women and their children who live in the townships surrounding Mariannhill. We have been providing local Gogos, orphans and vulnerable children and youth from 6 to 18 years of age with 2 meals a day during the week from the vegetables grown in our garden. They have a small clinic with two beds for medical emergencies as well as a crèche facility for children of the women and men that come to

From Lawyers With Love – Mugs & Mallows visit to Reunion school with Araujo Attorneys

Probably THE most love-filled day! "Children with special needs inspire a special kind of love" - Sarah Palin, joined by a small team of special community hearts and some of the beautiful team from Araujo Attorneys, rallied so much incredible support for this campaign and donated ALL the plastic mugs and stationery packs for the children. The Reunion School live-in children were also pleasantly surprised with: BRAND NEW pillows, comforters, sheets, pillowcases, face cloths and toiletries. We went to share some Easter love with the 300 children at Reunion

Mugs & Mallows Visit 6 – TAFTA John Dunn House

Probably the best way to spend a Friday - a tea party and dancing with the elderly hearts at John Dunn House! Thank you to Ingrid and your wonderful team from TAFTA and John Dunn for warmly welcoming our volunteer team. Thanks also to sponsors CHEP South Africa who donated mugs and all the delicious snacks for the morning! We LOVE visiting this home. It is usually a quiet start but ALWAYS ends up with us all dancing, and the oldies showing us their moves from 'back in the

Mugs & Mallows Visit 5 – The ARK

We LOVE it when projects unfold in divine order! Today a beautiful team of volunteers joined us to share blessings from the community with our #MugsAndMallows2018 campaign with the residents at The Ark. After some delicious snacks and tea, we had a surprise for each of the gents that joined us in the dining hall: a brand new jacket/hoodie generously donated by SA Rugby Legends! An answer to their prayers just before winter, and a fantastic surprise for these thrilled, rugby-loving gents! Thank you to all who donated towards

Mugs & Mallows Visit 4 – Pinetown Catholic Church feeding scheme

Early this morning a small group of our volunteers joined the ladies at the Pinetown Catholic Church who serve sandwiches and juice to the less fortunate every Tuesday. We shared a little love and laughter with the old Gogos with our #MugsAndMallows2018 campaign. They were so excited to receive their very own brand new,bright and beautiful mugs, filled with easter eggs and some biscuits. This was a little unexpected treat that brought them such joy. Thank you again to everyone who helped to put a smile on their faces

Mugs & Mallows Visit 3 – Issy Geshen

Joined by some of the wonderful team from KZN Slots who donated mugs filled with easter eggs for this visit, our 3rd #MugsAndMallows2018 visit took us to Issy Geshen in the heart of Lamontville this morning, where Nanah, Derek and the team welcomed our volunteer with their beautiful warmth. It is always a truly humbling time when we visit Issy Geshen - we love the warm smiles, the big loves, the laughter and song shared over a cup of tea and some snacks. The residents here face so many

Mugs & Mallows Visit 2 – Blaine House

What joy it always brings us to be joined by incredible volunteers from our community to spread love and joy to those who need it! Such a beautiful morning shared with the nearly 30 residents at Blaine House - Centenary Homes. The smallest act of kindness, chatter and laughter shared over a cup of tea and cake, brought such sunshine to these gentlemen today! A special thank you to the volunteers that joined us today and to everyone who donated towards our #MugsAndMallows2018 campaign. They were absolutely delighted with

Mugs & Mallows Visit 1 – Easter Hunt – Sethani Community Centre

It was a beautiful sunny morning after yesterday's grey day, just PERFECT for the last day of school holidays and an exciting easter egg hunt for nearly 200 from the Inanda community at Sethani Community Centre. Thank you to Debbie Wells and your team for helping us to get the children there! We had a super fun morning with an amazing crew of incredible volunteers, and plenty of hiding and hunting for eggs, laughter, snacks, music, dancing and bubbles! Thank you to each and every person that donated towards

Mahala Market 2 – Shongweni community

After the success of last year’s Mahala Market, we have decided to do at least two more in 2018! We are so grateful to our community for your amazing support in donating your pre-loved clothing for the first of our 2018 Mahala Markets. It was hosted today at Shongweni Dam for nearly 300 Gogos and Mkulus! Our Chairlady's vision came to life again as the aim of this ‘Market’ is to allow the Gogos in the community to shop for free and choose whatever they wished and FILL their

Intentional Acts of Kindness – Divide & Serve

Thanks to an EXTREMELY generous donation of Good Morning breakfast biscuits. This first week of March has had an intentionally 'random acts' kind of start as our chairlady, Cindy Norcott, and our committee's view is "food in tummies, not in storage". Our week began with a visit to 1,000 Hills Community Centre to bless nearly 300 Gogos and over 300 children on Monday. Then today, an AWESOME team of volunteers joined us at storage where we worked together to 'Divide & Serve'. Some of the beautiful community hearts stayed

Random Acts of Kindness

This HAS to be the best way to start a new week, with a team of beautiful community hearts sharing love and blessings with hundreds and hundreds of elderly folk and children this morning at 1,000 Hills Community Helpers Centre. Dawn Faith Leppan, the work you do and have done for so many years in the community never ceases to inspire us! Thanks to a very generous donation of thousands of breakfast biscuits, we visited the Gogos and Mkulus that attend the free clinic at the centre on a

Month of Love visit 4 – Bless-a-Granny & Grandpa visit Bartle House 19.2.18

A post-Valentine's Day Bless-a-Granny & Grandpa visit to Centenary Homes Bartle House earlier today with some special community hearts and nearly 90 elderly folk ❤ What a truly special morning of time and love shared. Our most humble thanks to the special hearts that volunteered their time to chat, serve and bless these old souls today. Especially to those that baked goods, pledged their R20 and to Joy Wellbeloved and the Knitting with Love ladies for all the beautiful gifts for all the ladies at the home! Each and

Month of Love visit 1 – Siyaphumula Elderly Daycare – Ntshongweni – 7.2.18

The first of our "Month of Love" today was to bless 40 Gogos and Mkulu’s, highlighted to us by The Christian Social Services, at Siyaphumula Elderly Daycare in rural Ntshongweni. How incredible that a bit of time, chatter, cake and small token of love can make such a big impact in someone's life! What a special community program! The elderly attend this Daycare for companionship, exercise, porridge and a hot meal each day as well as sewing and crafts which they then sell to raise extra funds for their