What the pantrie shelves look like!

June 3rd, 2011 - Comments Off on What the pantrie shelves look like!

The food shelves here at Robin on the Roof

Robin’s on the Roof

June 3rd, 2011 - Comments Off on Robin’s on the Roof

It’s a quarter past the hour and the current pound total is right at 9028 pounds of food. My Friend is currently taking a nap on the roof. What’s great is her midday meal has arrived. Let’s see if they can wake her without a grumble. Love Ya Robin!!!!

T plus 3 hours…

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Did you know the most desirable food items are canned meats, pasta, & cereal?? Bags of flour & sugar are great, too, plus they weigh a bunch!!  What are YOU bringing today?  Post a comment & let us know!!

PS: say hi to momma bird as she keeps her roosting Robin company today! (She flies the coop tomorrow for New Mexico! Safe journey, momma robin 🙂 )

T plus 2.5 hours!!

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It’s a new year with a new goal…

50,000 pounds!!

which is

25 TONS!!

or equivalent to

25 F350s!!

Wow, however you want to look at it, we’re talking about a lady with ambitions & a strong desire to help our neighbors in need!!  Please bring your non-perishable food items or cash donations (remember $1 = 5 lbs) to the Kennedale First United Methodist Church and help us get Robin down out of the heat!  See you soon 🙂

Until next year!

September 10th, 2010 - Comments Off on Until next year!

Hey, all you Robin on the Roof followers, long time – no talk!!  We wanted to be sure to thank everyone for their time, money, and dry good donations.  Robin met her goal and then some!!  Final total (including sponsors) was over 25,000 pounds of food collected for our local Texas food banks – WOW! What an accomplishment for one determined little bird!!

As for Robin, she’s already gearing up for next year but for now, it’s time for this amazing bird to fly the coop!!  See you next year!

T plus 31.5… 10,000 pounds, baby!

August 28th, 2010 - 3 Responses

The last 30 minutes have been a whirl-wind of donations but we’ve done it!  Robin on the Roof has collected over 10,000 pounds of food for local food banks!!  At 3:30 Anna, Bob, & Zach Brennan stopped by to drop off their 37 lbs of food bringing our total to 10,013.95!!  It’s so exciting!!!  Robin came down for a few minutes to celebrate but she’s going back up until after dark to see just how much more she can raise!

Robin also explained, with tears in her eyes, that her co-workers called to let her know she has a total of 12 sponsors for an additional $3,000 equaling 15,000 pounds!!  The Robin on the Roof project has collected over 25,000 pounds of food for local food banks!  Way to go, Robin!! It’s so exciting!!

Total current weight on-site: 10,047 lbs

T plus 31… It’s getting hot in here!

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Middle of the afternoon… A few of the volunteers have melted into puddles under the donation station shelter…  Bruce (still manning the grill) has requested an ice-bath…  Robin is trying to stay hydrated & cool in this 95+ degree heat… We can hear Phath practicing for tonight…  Come out & see them at 7:00 tonight – I promise they’re HOT HOT HOT!!!

Donations are still trickling in & we’re getting really close!!  We just had a couple drive in from Richardson to bring us 33 pounds!

Total current weight: 9,705 lbs

T plus 29… Day2 lunchtime!!

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We have so much going on today!  Everywhere I look, someone is rushing here or there to tend to someone or something!  Nothing is overlooked though, we have so many wonderful volunteers here to lend a helping hand; it’s fantastic!!

Workin’ at the car wash…

Rumor is they had a nice benefactor match them dollar for dollar!!

Let’s not forget the bake sale!!

Someone donated their spouse?? ;o)

And now we FEAST!! Bruce is grilling burgers for the volunteers!

Special thanks to Clay (Robin’s CEO) for bringing our largest food donation so far – 209 pounds!!  Woohoo!!!

Total current weight: 8,183.9 lbs

T plus 26 – up…up…and…

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Up… Up… and, well, not quite away but definitely up!  The hot air balloon went up this morning in the side yard of the church.  I couldn’t believe how HUGE it was when it was full-size!!

It’s so tall I had to go up on the roof!!

Marcus is 17 today!  Happy Birthday!

Unfortunately they ran out of gas around 11:00; hopefully you were here early to drop off your canned goods!!

They’re still washing dirty cars though!

Come on down, drop a few pounds, & get your body clean, too!!

Total current weight: 6,517

T plus 25 hours – Day 2!

August 28th, 2010 - Comments Off on T plus 25 hours – Day 2!

Good morning, all you Robin on the Roof fans!!

Aside from the railroad & race car noises, Robin was able to snuggle up in her 3 blankets to get a decent night’s sleep. She awoke this morning at 6am to the beautiful sounds of nature – roosters crowing, cows mooing, birds chirping – so wonderful!!  Robin’s gal-pal, Ana, was sweet enough to sleep on the roof with her and their chivalrous protector, Tim, slept in a chair below them on the ground!!  A special thanks go out to both of them for staying with Robin on the Roof!

Good morning!!

We have a lot going on today so stay tuned!!

Today’s high is 95 (plus the heat index) so join us later to Super-soak the Robin and help us keep her cool!!

Total current weight: 5,602.25