I met an Earth Angel, and his name is Jeff Robinson. Have you ever met someone and the minute you met them, you knew in your heart and soul that they were special? I went home that night and told my husband that I had met an Earth Angel. He said, “An Earth Angel, really? What makes him an Earth Angel?” I said, “He has a mission to show underprivileged kids a better life. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 9.5 years ago and believes that his best medicine is taking conscious care of himself and helping people who are less fortunate then him.”
Jeff grew up in Beverly Hills. He worked in the garment industry, and then sold the family business. His vision for his future was to start a camp and work with kids. He was advised by everyone around him not to move forward, as they believed it was a bad financial decision. Jeff stayed true to himself and his vision of building a camp to work with inner city kids. The Harold Robinson foundation was birthed on the principle that every child deserves an opportunity, no matter where they stand on the socio economic ladder.
He wanted inner city kids to experience the joy of going to camp and give them a weekend in nature, away from the concrete jungle surrounded by gangs, violence and drugs. Some of the kids that went to his camp said that they had never seen grass before. One boy said it was so nice to sleep in a bed instead of a bathtub, where he regularly listens to gunshots going off all night. Jeff brought four inner city housing projects together for the first time ever, and by the end of the weekend, many of them were asking why are we fighting one another? Instead of hatred, despair and anger, the camp instills team building, communication, acceptance and healing.
Can one weekend really make a difference?? According to a volunteer LAPD staff member, it can. He said that Jeff’s camp is dramatically helping the community, which in turn lowers crime.
On June 1st, the Energy Muse Team will be spinning for 5 hours and 100 miles at the Pedal on the Pier Event to benefit the Harold Robinson Foundation. It costs $250.00 for one kid to go to camp. The goal is to send many different inner-city schools to camp for an all paid retreat. Our goal at Energy Muse is to raise $2500 or more to help kids see that another reality resides in nature and to experience a peaceful and calm environment. This camp is a safe haven where they can explore their fears and dreams, and engage with other children and adults to build trust and self-worth.
So why donate to the Harold Robinson Foundation? $0.97 of every $1 goes to sending these kids to camp. The entire staff are all volunteers–the money you are donating will go directly to the kids, with the intention of sending them to camp and bettering their future.
Think back to a point in your life when someone gave you a chance and believed in you. In that moment, you had hope and knew in your heart that you could make your dreams come true.
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