After the incredible success and joy of our ‘Soulfood’ soup kitchen in August last year, which saw us feed over 5000 people, today we host another “soup kitchen”. Serving nearly 250 Gogos and Mkulus - as well as some kiddies - a hot, freshly cooked sit down meal thanks to Eat Greek Caterers, with LIVE entertainment by local artist Rene Tshiakanyi. A massive thank you to Merlog Foods for donating all the chicken and vegetables and Eat Greek Caterers for cooking up nearly 600 litres of nutritional stew, as
It is said that blessing and caring for the elderly shows the character of the people in our community. We are excited to be spending a further #67minutes this #mandeladay2017 with a wonderful team of volunteers from Imperial Managed Logistics and the elderly hearts at Thembela Home, blessing them with some much-needed essentials and some 3 o'clock tea time treats but especially, the time and company of our volunteers to remind them they are loved and remembered.
In celebration of Mandela day today, Watercrest Mall together with The Robin Hood Foundation treated 20 Gogo's to a day of gifts and groceries at the mall - starting with a wholesome and hearty breakfast at Mugg & Bean Westville Mall and ending with an incredible indulgent lunch at Panarottis Watercrest Mall - each Gogo had a volunteer shopper to assist them with their purchases and gifts. The Gogo's were overwhelmed and delighted with all their gifts. It truly was a momentous occasion for the Gogo's and so rewarding
#RHFBuyABrick2017 As our 2017 focus is on 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. The first five years of a child's life are fundamentally important. They are the foundation that shapes children's future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school, in the family and community, and in life in general From March to May
From February to May we visited over 25 rural creches and so many of them really crept into our hearts - the lack of educational materials and for some the lack of infrastructure for the children that attend, hence our #RHFBuyABrick build campaign we are and have been running to build and revamp Siyanda Creche in Ntshongweni. Thanks to beautiful community support so far, the building is underway at Siyanda Creche and we were also able to offer assistance to another little place we visited that crept into our
What a fast, fun and energetic way to spend the morning - with 20 enthusiastic and quite awesome volunteers from the ARB Electrical Wholesalers team - giving back and packing for our BIG Mandela Day Gogo bag distribution! 20 volunteers split into 2 teams racing each other and packed 331 Gogo bags with an actual packing time of a CRAZY 39 minutes! What a feat! That is about 8 Gogo bags per minute and nearly 4 tons of stock! Thank you, ARB Electrical Wholesalers for your generous and continued
Probably the most fun day of the school holidays for 10 orphaned and vulnerable children - as highlighted to us by our community liaisons at Lungisani Indlela - from the Amaoti community today as they were thoroughly blessed with a 'Christmas in July' type feel to the day! In January 2017 KZN Slots sponsored these 10 Grade 1 children for their ENTIRE 2017 year of schooling - uniforms, stationery, toiletries, food hampers and so much more! Whilst we've been sending their monthly food hampers through the incredible team at
Today we partnered with the incredible team of community hearts at KZN Valley Dogs to feed hundreds of rural dogs, they do this selflessly single Sunday in the KwaNgcolosi community! And at the same time they teach the youngsters how to care for and respect their animals <3 Armed with hundreds of kilos of dog food, toys and treats for the children and food for the cats and the chickens, we set off into probably the most beautiful rural community but also one of the poorest. Absolutely heartwarming to
Intongela Primary was highlighted to us some years back by Community hearts Jane and Mandy, ex St Mary's teachers, who donate their time to help to educate the children. Nearly half of the 300 primary school scholars are OVC children, being looked after by a carer, Gogo or an older sibling. We visited these special little hearts today with a huge and beautiful team from MCS Debt Recovery who brought with them blessings for the children and the staff. So much excitement as the team handed out the party
We are so grateful to the HUGE team of volunteers that joined us at 7am this morning to help pack Gogo bags and sort toys and books for our upcoming projects! What a fun morning filled with laughter and giving back, and super successful as we are all geared up for next week! Thank you all!
Joined by a beautiful team of volunteers, we visited The Ark this morning in Peacevale to spread some love and share a message of hope to nearly 100 residents there. A gentle and humbling morning, and a reminder to us all of this beautiful quote by Plato - 'Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.'
It is said, "blessed is the hand that gives" and no words ring truer after our visit to Moths Umbilo on Friday, 9th June. Joined by the incredible team at Chilli Source Design and Shona from RMS Staffing Solutions - who put so much love into the packing of the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts for these elderly folk - each one with a handwritten note, we laughed, danced, sang, - thanks to Rene Tshiakanyi joining us to provide the music and entertainment - served teas and coffee
A beautiful morning in Marianhill as we partnered with some of the amazing Community hearts at Pro Appointments: Recruitment Agency, in conjunction with Robin Hood, spread some joy in our community and handed out blessing packs and toys to about 150 little ones they visited with Pro Appointments Cares outreach day visits to Jabulani Creche and St. Mary's Hospital children's ward as well as taking freshly made homemade snacks and treats for the staff A special morning of connecting with these little hearts and sharing some love.
What an incredibly humbling visit to Inchanga this morning where nearly 250 Gogos and Mkhulu's were gathered in AFM church hall, awaiting our team of volunteers. We arrived to be greeted by their songs of thanksgiving, praise and worship in the church and what immediately hit our team was: how far they'd had to walk to get here, how early they had to leave their homes to be here now - some in wheelchairs, lots with walking sticks the strain of their age and hardships they've faced over the
Sunday, 28.5.17, was World Hunger Day and to help raise awareness and support the global movement, we partnered with Futurelife Foundation who fed nearly 20 000 children today and visited Sibonginhlanhla Primary - as highlighted to us by community heart Debbie Becker. With nearly 1 000 learners and almost HALF of these learners surviving on ONLY one meal a day, we couldn't wait to visit and bless them with FutureLife's dual pouch sachet - providing them with a healthy breakfast - as well as give them some much needed
What a super way to spend a Saturday morning - with some of our incredible team members and an amazing crew of volunteers at storage this morning packing over 250 Gogo bags for our project to Inchanga next week. As its our birthday month, Cindy brought some champers, we had lucky draws, lots of laughter, great music and plenty of fun! A huge thanks to all that helped out today #MakingADifference and #SpreadingLove.
Today, we partnered with some of the amazing team members from Nation Changers at CityHill Hillcrest and visited two of the creches they serve with our Love to Read campaign. What an incredibly humbling morning! These creches are so bare yet the children are so happy and loved despite the makeshift structures and lack of educational material. How beautiful to see their faces light up when our volunteers had finished packing the bookcases with all the books and toys and puzzles donated and not to mention the HUGE smiles
What a hilarious show with Mamba Republic, we have not laughed so hard in so long. We are so grateful to The Caxton Group for partnering with us again this year for an exceptional annual event! Each guest was given a goody bag filled to the brim and a lovely Compass Cares Wildlife calendar. Stunning Mystery prizes and raffle tickets and even a silent auction was in hand. All funds raised from this event will go towards our upcoming project, the"Buy-a-Brick" campaign, which will be launching very soon -
Watch this clip of some of our Committee celebrating The Robin Hood Foundation turning 12. To mark our #12years in serving the community, we launched our beautiful new look #website by Chilli Source Design this week! Check it out: www.robinhoodfoundation.co.za https://www.facebook.com/robinhoodsouthafrica/videos/10155184091092674/
“Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge, and children with special needs inspire a very, very special love.” - Sarah Palin Special love indeed! We spent the morning celebrating the lives of nearly 240 children at The Reunion School for children with Cerebral Palsy with an incredible FUN fun day, music, dancing, candyfloss, popcorn, ice lollies, cake, snacks, rides, face painting and so much more! Each and every child connected with the incredible hearts that joined us today and shared such laughter and love! Their joy, despite their challenges,
As part of our vision to partner with our NGO's and organisations making a difference in the community this year, we spent a completely moving and educational morning with some of the team at Hillcrest AIDS centre and our #volunteers as we took a tour of the many different projects they host at their facilities in Hillcrest as well and handed out a huge bag of essentials and treats to the patients in their Respite Unit. #workingtogether #makeadifference @hillcrestaidscentretrust What incredible work they are doing there!
What humbling experience today as we partnered with Cityhill Hillcrest Turningpoint outreach to serve the homeless in Durban today! Hundreds of destitute people were shown love & given a delicious meal, toiletries & other essentials to restore dignity and share a message of hope and love.
Throughout the April and May, we have visited over 20 creches with our Love to Read campaign, partnering with local NGO’s to help to make a difference to these little creches in the communities they serve. This campaign has been incredible to see the growth from what started as an idea to take 2nd handbooks into a handful of creches, turning into so much more: creating job employment for a young deaf gentleman who turned old pallets into the most incredible bookcases and using wood meant for landfill; children
An incredibly special morning with some beautiful old souls at Tafta John Dunn earlier today! Not only did we have a wonderful group of volunteers join us to bless and interact with the residents at John Dunn for the Easter Tea we had arranged today at the Home as part of our 'Love to Read' campaign, but we also had the pleasure of some of the Dezzo Team join us, to unveil the beautiful mural they designed and donated to brighten the dining hall for the all the residents!
Joined by a beautiful team of volunteers and armed with hundreds of big Love the Babies hampers, we shared a special morning with some mums and their brand newborn babies this morning! A grateful thanks to Trustee, Pat Horrmann, fondly known to the new mums we visit as 'Gogo Pat' for the time, effort and dedication she puts into sorting and putting together the most beautiful hampers for these less fortunate mothers - to bless their newborns with a brighter start to their little lives - and also to