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 Gina Hummel ([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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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 Gina Hummel ([email protected]) or Gretchen Reiners ([email protected]).

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Giving Tree (December)

Due to COVID19 – Giving Tree Date and Information TBD at a later date. Robinson PTA’s COOL program and the Girl Scouts host a Giving Tree toy and book drive for children in need. Donations are collected in December. Robinson families who are interested in donating new, unwrapped toys and books for children may select a tag …

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Halloween Candy Collection (November)

Due to COVID19 – Haloween Candy Collection Date and Information TBD at a later date. Robinson’s COOL program and the Cub Scouts collect Halloween candy for Operation Gratitude in November. Bring your unwanted trick-or-treat candy in a plastic bag to the Cub Scout collection boxes at the Robinson front steps during drop off. All types …

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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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RSM Food Drive (October)

It’s COOL to give!  This October, join Robinson PTA’s Outreach Program (COOL) and donate breakfast items for those in need.  The RSM Food Pantry has a strong need for breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, pancake mix, syrup). No glass jars please!  You can also drop off all of your extra reusable plastic bags.  We …

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Shoe Drive (September)

Are your kids growing out of their old shoes? Don’t Dump – Donate. According to Recyclebank, a shoe dumped into a landfill takes approximately 50 years to break down. Save the planet and help someone in need by contacting Gina or Gretchen until September 20th. USagain will donate the gently used shoes to those in …

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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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