Robin Hood Society - Practicing random acts of kindness on the North Coast of Oregon Robin Hood Society - Practicing random acts of kindness on the North Coast of Oregon
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Robin Hood Society?
We’re a loosely knit group of volunteers that helps individuals or families who need quick help through small projects. We are completely anonymous so we can concentrate on good deeds, not on credit for the deeds.

Who do you help?
Individuals or families who need a quick, small fix to a particular problem.

How do you help?
In many ways, but always anonymous. We might provide a bed for a child without, pay a heat bill to keep a family who can’t afford to pay warm, or repair stairs or a wheelchair ramp to an elderly person’s home. Other possibilities:

  • Minor storm damage repair.
  • Toys for children without.
  • Replace a smoke detector for an elderly person.
  • Food
  • Minor home repair
  • Pay an electric, gas or water bill to keep the utility from being shut off
  • A bed for a child
  • Our deeds are small but make a big difference in someone’s life.
  • We can’t handle big jobs, like replacing an entire roof, or provide ongoing, long-term assistance.

How are you financed?
Out of our own pockets or through donations from business connections and other people who wish to help.

Are donations tax-deductible?
No. We have chosen not to register as a 501(3)(c ) organization at this time in order to preserve the anonymity of everyone in the group and everyone who receives help from the group.

Who is behind the Robin Hood Society?
Local individuals who believe it is our responsibility to give back to our community formed the Robin Hood Society. We operate without a structure, which enables us to make quick decisions and get the job done effectively.

A small group of the founders acts as a clearinghouse for assistance requests
and for coordinating the projects. But anyone who helps, whether by donating,
time, money or labor, is part of the Robin Hood Society.

How does the society work?
When a request for help comes in, we consider whether we can handle it. If it is, we go to work. We try to match the job that needs to be done with our list of volunteers. We use donations of money to buy materials to supply to the people doing the actual work or directly to the recipient in need.
When someone contacts us to volunteer their labor or donate money, we add their donations to our list of available resources. Your donation can be a skill, materials, your time or money.

How do I get help for myself or someone else?

Contact us through this web site: RobinHoodSociety.com
or drop us a line at P.O. Box 102, Seaside, OR 97138

How can I help out?
Contact us and let us know what you would like to do to help.

We do accept contributions, which can be sent to:
The Robin Hood Society
P.O. Box 102, Seaside
OR 97138

Or to our account at any U.S. Bank branch.

If you would like to help personally, let us know what you would like to do -- do you have a skill, a business that could help or something to donate?