Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world” – Desmond Tutu
It’s words and perspectives like this one that draw inspiration for Be Robin Hood. From small acts of kindness to your friend or any stranger you pass on the street, to people who dedicate their lives to helping others with the endless possibilities, BRH aims to remind people how powerful these notions of kindness are, and the magnitude of impact they have on changing the world.
TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING: What happens when you ask random vacationers to change a life? The result is something amazing! Warning: this video will make you smile, laugh, and ultimately want to help change the world. Help share this and see how far #BeRobinHood can go!
Posted by Be Robin Hood on Thursday, September 21, 2017
For those who don’t know about us just yet, now is a perfect time to learn. Glancing at a recap of our adventures and successes thus far, I want to share the story of this video. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful and sunny day for all 11 of us to rally up and head down to the beach for the day’s event. So what was the event all about?? Big day…haircut day! Be Robin Hood’s Founder, Ricky Marton, had been growing out his hair for a couple years to donate – not just any donation though. Ricky kicked it up a notch and decided to shoot a video and have the rest of us help him out in asking random people at the beach to cut off locks of his hair – yes, we were all a bit unsure of how this would go! But it ended up being one of the most energetic and uplifting days, and it’s all thanks to people’s compassionate hearts.
We got everyone from vacationers, to kids, to moms & dads, to couples and more to one by one cut off each of Ricky’s snazzy braids. One woman was even willing to cut off her own hair to help out..! Needless to say, the day was a huge hit. I remember walking up and down the beach, looking at everyone smiling, laughing, and having a great time and honestly just thinking about how absolutely incredible people are. It’s easy to get caught up these days in negativity, constantly being bombarded with all the people who do awful things…but I’ve always been one to gravitate towards the other end of the spectrum.
Just like BRH says – “Positive energy catches like wildfire.” The infectious spirit among all of us and everyone we met that day only continues to grow. In just over a year, Be Robin Hood has given 294 meals to children in need, removed 149 pounds of trash from our world’s waterways, provided over 2000 days of clean water for people in need in the Central African Republic, helped to end illegal animal trade in Zimbabwe, funded organizations to help with medical and education needs in Peru and Haiti, and much much more. That’s just in ONE year. The only way is up from here for Be Robin Hood. I’m so happy to have been part of this monumental journey thus far and cannot wait to see what else the future has in store!
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Shortly after his departure from his former job, Be Robin Hood was founded. Ricky, along with owning AIrViewCreative, spends his limited free time hanging out with friends, playing soccer, working out or getting involved with freelance design on the side. Ricky returned to the states for the grand opening last year, after traveling South America to backpack and to visit with Angels of the Amazon and other affiliates, one of the charities that Be Robin Hood supports. He also spent time personally getting in touch with other sources down in Peru to help expand the Be Robin Hood brand to an international level. Since then, he's spent time in various cities and countries, such as Southern China and Haiti, giving back wherever and whenever he can.