Help us support Robin Hood days and the Mt. St. Mary canned food drive! From October 22-November 19, bring in two canned food items (or more) and get 10% off your chemical purchase! This applies to all pool and spa chemicals!
What is Robin Hood Days?
Robin Hood Days was established in 1974 as a week of giving to the poor. The week officially began with a prayer service in which several speakers from local agencies addressed the Mount St. Mary Academy student body about the importance of giving and how the students could become involved.
The students responded with a can drive held during the weeks prior to Thanksgiving. The Robin Hood Days can drive is estimated to have raised more than 500,000 cans and cash equivalent over its years in existence. Teaching decades of Mount St. Mary students about the needs of others, Robin Hood Days has also spread awareness of hunger in Arkansas through events like a trade your lunch for soup day (The Mount, 1991), a 2009 visit from the Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness (The Mercian, 2010), or a Belle TV student broadcast interviewing local food agencies (2011).
Let’s Make a Difference
Every year the money and canned goods collected through Robin Hood Days are sent to organizations that help the hungry and homeless in Arkansas. The longest recipient, The Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock, thanks MSM students each year for providing meals for the families they serve that will last them through the holiday season.
Some of the organizations that have benefited from the Robin Hood Days food drive are the Arkansas Foodbank, Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock, Rice Depot, Union Rescue Mission, OXFAM and Catholic Social Services.
Join us this year as we join in the fight against hunger!