Ten year old Rachel lives in Sacramento with her parents, Michael andTamera Buller. Rachel loves math, singing, sports, and dancing; practicing and perfecting her dance routine. Rachel has also learned to be giving when it comes to the homeless. “I just tell myself to be thankful that I get to have a nice life” says Rachel.
Rachel’s biggest challenge wasn’t the desire to help, but her lack of money. Rachel decided to team up with her older sister Michelle Buller, the founder of Robinhooding for Homeless in Fair Oaks, a group that collects and sort travel-sized hygiene items then donates them to local shelters. The hygiene items include soaps, shampoos, toothbrushes and toothpastes; basically anything that you might grab out of your hotel room while travelling. So far, both sisters have been surrounded with support and encouragement from friends and family.
“I started working with Robinhooding for Homeless because I want make things better,” explains Rachel. When Rachel heard that her older sister was doing something for the homeless she started wanted to join her. "All you need is to be mindful of the problem. I want to help the homeless so they can do the things I enjoy doing”
One June 29th, Rachel visited the Sacramento Veteran’s Resource Center for a pre-4th of July thank you. Instead of saying it, she showed it. Rachel Buller, with her older sister, Michelle Buller, delivered over 50 pounds of toiletries and hygience items to the shelter. It was an unexpected visit by the young philanthropist who co-runs a small grass-roots movement they call Robinhooding for Homeless. The Buller duo has been collecting these items and donating them to shelters such as Loaves & Fishes, Peace for Families, the Salvation Army, WEAVE, Gathering Inn for, and other local shelters over 4 years now.
"Great program for the young and old to collect the (toiletries), it’s easy as cleaning out your cabinets!" exclaims Rachel.
Associated with: Robinhooding for Homeless
Written For: Rachel Buller, we are so proud.
For More Info.
Robinhooding for Homeless: Call 916-342-7807 to arrange pick-up of travel-sized toiletries & donations. Mail them to: 5351 Nugget Rd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Email Robinhooding1@gmail.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=896#!/pages/Robinhooding-for-Homeless-R4H/132387186833251
Sacramento Veteran’s Resource Center: http://www.vietvets.org/svrc.htm
Disclosure: Michelle Buller is the founder of Robinhooding for Homeless