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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

Back in action – 18th January 2019

And we are BACK! Some of our awesome volunteer crew excited to be back in the swing of things at storage today as we prep for a beautiful 2019! Our 14th year in serving the community #HappyHelpers If you’d like to join our Volunteer Crew this year, email us for more information on info@robinhoodfoundation.co.za

Buy-A-Brick 2018: Lalelani Primary uplift final update 2018

Dear Friends and Sponsors of The Robin Hood Foundation, We are so excited to attach our final update from our  Buy-a-Brick campaign to uplift Lalelani Primary School for 2018.  Please scroll to page 12 to see the latest happenings from site over the past few months since last update and thank you for following and support our Journey for this vision! The old African Proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” has been so apparent throughout this campaign and each time we visit the school, to see the children enjoying

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