Rodel Finance enjoys an ongoing relationship with The Robin Hood Foundation, who has been our main charity of choice for the last 5 years.
The reason being the transparency with which the foundation conducts itself. Knowing that each cent that is donated is going to the cause which appealed for the funds. It is also a charity with many different facets that allows different people to get involved with charity outreach programs that appeal to them. From babies, to education and animals to Granny headed households and so much more. There is always something new and fresh happening and the RHF offers inspiration and education to the public while uplifting the poorest of the poor. For all you are and what you do, we salute and thank you.
Samantha Daykin, Rodel Finance
Over the past 3 years, we have been collaborating with the Robinhood Foundation SA. With all this time shared with its people & volunteers, we have found that their initiatives and values resonate with us dearly. Many a time have we experienced heartwarming moments between the team, ourselves and their donors. As well as empowering events, uniting people of influence to aid those in need, to inspiring talks from those with industry success – awakening hope in today’s youth. The foundation’s generosity, kindness & philanthropy has impacted an immeasurable amount of lives. We do look forward to what the future holds with us and the foundation, as we shall continue to support them in all their endeavours.
Micaelyn Maharaj – Director, Toxic Micz Media
Robinhood has given us the opportunity to help those less fortunate than we are and to meet the most amazing, uplifting people. Unfortunately we are bombarded, on a daily basis, with negativity but being involved with Robinhood has meant that we are exposed to positivity in the form of people and projects. We thoroughly enjoy volunteering our time and our favourite projects are those dealing with the elderly but Robinhood is in involved in so many different projects that there is something for everyone! Thanks you to Cindy and her merry band for making such a difference in our lives.
Jim and Gail Hawkins, Volunteers
Buckman chooses to support the Robin Hood Foundation as their passion, commitment and drive to help those less fortunate is inspiring. The organisation has a network of contacts in place so that the right assistance is given in the right areas. Their professionalism and willingness to be flexible around our company’s socio-economic development goals allows us to target those communities close to our business and get our employees involved in these projects. We are proud to be associated with Cindy, Kim and their team of enthusiastic supporters – together we can achieve more!
Robyn Clark, HR Generalist : Skills Development, Buckman Africa
We have supported The Robin Hood Foundation for many years because we believe in supporting organisations that work with grassroots solutions to fighting poverty. We have faith in the integrity of the organisation and we trust that any donations are being distributed correctly and with the utmost compassion from the team
GISELLE CHELIN, Director, MJ Media Internet Marketing
It has been a real privilege to work with the Robin Hood Foundation for the last few years. They are an excellent team of people, totally committed to serving the community and uplifting people in need. The projects they run bring a real sense of hope to the beneficiaries and for us, it has been an honour to play just a small part in their ever-unfolding labours of love.
Sharon Smorenburg, CHEP
Araujo Attorneys has been actively involved with the Robinhood foundation for over a decade now and it has been an honour and a privilege.
It is so important to us as a business to always be giving back. But the reality is that we don’t have the time to find where the needs are, to meet with the relevant people in those communities, to execute and properly monitor a physical project/build/distributing of goods and this is why it is so wonderful for us to team up with the RHF.
They have so many incredible projects that they roll out throughout the year in a sustainable, loving and controlled way. All money and items donated are immediately put to good use.
They ensure it goes right into the hands of those who need it most and they follow up afterwards regularly to ensure the wellbeing of their recipients and that any creches/ houses/ schools they have built are being well maintained and looked after so that they serve generations to come.
We will continue to Support the RHF in all the great work they do and urge everyone to do the same.
Sarah Araujo, Director, Araujo Attorneys
How do I even begin to describe all the good work that the Robinhood foundation does on a daily basis. I have been involved with the charity for nearly a decade now and it never ceases to amaze me how Chairlady Cindy and coordinator Kim work tirelessly to find the most vulnerable and needy in the community and then to immediately plan and execute a project that will fill that need and bring joy and hope and dignity to so many. From the poorest communities, to disabled children to animals the Robinhood has a heart for all. Get behind this charity if you haven’t already and be part of something wonderful!
Sarah Araujo, Owner, Araujo Attorneys.
Caxton Local Media has had the pleasure of partnering with the Robin Hood Foundation for the past 10 years.
Supporting and getting involved in the Robin Hood Foundation and its activities is a perfect match as the foundation directly benefits the local community.
There are a wide variety of short term, and long term sustainable projects and the foundation’s hands-on approach and the opportunity to participate on the ground level, makes the partnership more than just a fundraising one.
A group of doers not thinkers, Cindy and Kim and all the other wonderful people involved with the charity, make it easy, enjoyable and rewarding to be involved.
Gillian – Business Manager & Sarah – Advertising Sales Manager – Caxton Local Media.
“Jennings Fine Foods continue to support the Robin Hood Foundation because we share the same values.
We love to see the joy and appreciation on the faces of both young and old in the communities you bless.
Cindy, Kim and the team of volunteers give of their time unconditionally. It is both humbling and rewarding to be part of such an organisation.
And we can all contribute whether it’s through corporate or as an individual. Why not get your family involved, be it giving your time to assist in packing boxes, helping serving tea at an event, donating of tinned and non-perishables, toiletries, clothes and bedding. We all has so much we don’t use at home, and someone else would benefit in ways you would never imagine. Putting a smile on someone’s face… is priceless and oh so rewarding!”
Joanne Jennings – Jennings Fine Foods
I would like to believe that I have always had a heart for giving and extending kindness to others. I believe that we all have a social responsibility to help others in whatever way we can. However, it wasn’t until a chance encounter that brought me in contact with Kim from Robin Hood a few years ago, whereby my Events Management company got involved with a HOPE breakfast, that my heart opened in ways I never thought possible.
To have had direct access to those precious hearts, and see first-hand the sheer bliss that a new school uniform and a pair of school shoes could give them, that really touched home for me. I believe in the spirit of UBUNTU that exists in South Africans and our huge capacity for love and genuinely wanting to help others in need.
If you are like I was, and think “what difference can little old me make” then I am here to tell you to start where you are, with what you have right now. It does not need to have a monetary value to make an impact. Social investment comes in many shapes and forms. You can assist with giving of your time to go show love and kindness to the elderly, or time spent packing gogo bags, which is an ongoing outreach project that Robin Hood is invested in. They always need extra manpower to assist. You can raise awareness by means of a sponsored sporting event (I convinced my unsuspecting husband and friends to do the Amavosha a few years ago to raise awareness for Robin Hood).
I use my voice to network on behalf of Robin Hood via my consultancy business now. I deal with, and have access to many large stakeholders who need to spend CSI donations for their BBBEE scorecards, I advise them of the difference Robin Hood is making in our community, the ongoing projects and they are involved in, and the meaningful impact they are making around us. I encourage them to also invest in these projects. Raising awareness for great social causes could be the way you make a difference!
Since getting involved with Robin Hood my heart has opened in ways I never thought possible. I have learnt that more often than not, the LITTLE things ARE the big things, to live in the moment and to count my blessings. These lessons are filtering down to my children and it’s incredible for me to see their hearts change along the way too.
With exposure to Robin Hood, I have had access to some rather inspirational strong woman warriors who inspire me and make me want to strive to do better and be better.
So, if you feel you are being called in any way to assist, give Kim at Robin Hood a shout. They would love to chat with you to see how you can get involved, and “make the circle bigger”
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