Robinson’s Community Opportunity Outreach League (COOL) helps people in need and teaches our students to be responsible citizens.

If you have any questions, please contact Gina Hummel ([email protected]) or Gretchen Reiners ([email protected]).

Cards for Soldiers (May)

Help our soldiers celebrate the Fourth of July holiday by creating a thank you card to brighten their summer. We make and collect the cards/letters in May. This is a special time for students to write a message to the people who keep us safe! If you have any questions, please contact Alexis Narvaez ([email protected]) or Gretchen Reiners ([email protected]).

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Clothes for the Cause (April)

  Spring Cleaning? Don’t Dump the old, Donate. Donate any soft textiles (stains and holes accepted) to Clothes for the Cause. This can include backpacks, sheets, pillows, blankets, clothes, shoes, stuffed animals and even pool noodles. Clothes for the Cause will donate what they can to those in need and repurpose and reuse the other …

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Frontline Heroes “Cards of Encouragement” (October 18-22)

Who is your favorite Frontline Hero?  Is it a Healthcare Hero?  A state Firefighter?  Your Local Police Officer?  Or your fabulous teacher?  Help bring a smile to your favorite Frontline worker this month by creating a special card for them. Join Robinson Elementary’s Community Outreach Program (COOL) and drop off your homemade cards of encouragement …

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Gently Used Toy Collection (January)

Over the holiday break did you go through your old toys to make room for new ones? Instead of throwing them away, donate your gently used toys and books to support Families Forward here in Orange County. If you have any questions, please contact Alexis Narvaez ([email protected]) or Gretchen Reiners ([email protected]).

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Giving Tree (November 17 – December 3)

The Giving Tree is back in the office!  Stop by between November 17  through December 3rd and choose a bow from the Giving Tree to help an Orange County child this holiday season.  Return your gift, wrapped with the bow on top (The label is on the back), no later than December 3rd. Thank you …

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Halloween Candy Collection (November 2-4)

Do you have extra Halloween candy?  Not sure what to do with it?  You can donate it to Operation Gratitude. Drop off your unwanted trick-or-treat candy in a plastic bag to the collection boxes in the drop off areas or near the front office.  All types of sealed candy, including chocolate, are welcome! Robinson’s COOL …

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Necessity Bags (February)

  In February, COOL will be collecting donated items (water, protein bars, socks, dental and hygiene items) to include in necessity bags benefiting the Orange County Rescue Mission. There are many ways to donate.  Take a moment to go through your bathroom supplies, add an extra item to your grocery list or Target run, donate …

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RSM Food Drive (March)

  While grocery shopping for your family, pick up a few extra pantry items for those in need close to home. The collection box will be in the main office from March 2nd – 6th. There is a strong need for pasta and sauce (in plastic containers or cans only). No glass jars please! All …

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Spread the Love (PB&J) Food Drive Event (September 20-24)

How do you like your PB&J? Are you team Strawberry, Honey, Grape or something else? Join Robinson PTA’s Outreach Program (COOL) and donate your favorites to the RSM Food Pantry this month. Please drop them off in boxes located at the office and around campus. The RSM Food Pantry has a strong need for these …

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Textile Drive (Ongoing)

Clothing, coats, backpacks, linens, shoes, and textiles are collected during COOL’s Textile Drive throughout the school year. This collection supports USAgain, an organization that takes unwanted textiles and sells them abroad, diverting millions of pounds of trash from landfills and generating funds for our school. Robinson earns 2 cents for every pound donated! Used items are …

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